It has been a very busy couple of weeks at the Arms & Armor shop. We have been forging and grinding our little elf fingers to the bone trying to get as much of Santa's order finished as possible. The current supply and service challenges to production have made this the most daunting Christmas season we have ever had.
Casual shot from the shop
One item we do have, that can ship right away, is our Nordland Axe. It is a great deal with the current free shipping in the continental US (ends Dec 19th). We are usually able to have it on the way the next day. These are great pieces making a decent camp axe as well as looking good stuck through the belt of any folks off to do some viking.
Check out our video spotlight from a while back on these excellent axes.
They even work great trimming the tree!
We even have it on good authority that it happens to be a certain winter traveler's favorite axe for the sleigh.
Merry Axemas to all! Original art by Gregory Manchess
If you are in the last minute scramble for a gift don't worry we got you. Check out our Gift Certificate options.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.