Support The Oakeshott Institute from Anti-Sword Bias

This week Craig and Nathan talk about the challenges of keeping The Oakeshott Institute running during the plague, a problem that was compounded recently when PayPal seized the non-profits' funds for the entirely baseless allegation that we violated its terms of use.  We think it's crazy and basically evil that a giant corporation stole the funds that support research, preservation, and education on the nearly 200 historic European swords and other weapons in the Oakeshott Institute collection.

Here is a link to the GoFundMe campaign we discuss in the video. 

The efforts of The Oakeshott Institute have continued even through these challenges and you can see some of our work below and we will be adding to our content soon.



3D Interactive models of antique pieces

The Oakeshott Youtube Channel

Historical Sword Documentation Project


If you are interested in a continuing support of The Oakeshott Institute you can check out our Patreon Page Here

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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.


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