Three books you must read to understand polearms

One of the great things about the last decade is the widespread availability of authoritative books detailing how to ...

German Branch Sword

The hilt of this elegant longsword is formed in the writhen, or twisted, style

Early Finger Rings on Guards, Why?

As part of our exploration of the development of European swords, this week we address the history of finger rings on...

Edge Geometry on Medieval Swords.

A swords edge is the whole point of its being. Sorry, we couldn't resist the pun, and it's the truth. The entire desi...

Virtual presentations for events

One of the most exciting things about working at Arms and Armor is the opportunity to connect with other people who a...

Historical Swords vs Fantasy Swords

...mythology and symbols was a respected field of learning...

Fighting Axes vs Wood Axes

... used for building your house and for defending it.

Kriegsmesser

The Kriegsmesser (War Knife) or Grosse Messer (Great Knife) of the late medieval period was a weapon of soldiers in t...

What is a Messer?

"Here begins the messer, God, please do not forget us."

15th Century Two Hander

... delivered himselfe so valauntly by his hardy prowes and greate strength, ...

Longswords vs Two Handed Swords

The distinction between two-handed swords and longswords can be confusing, and the deeper you delve into marginal cas...
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