Medieval Sword Edges, how sharp?

When we look at the functionality of a sword, the edge and point are the only reason the rest of the piece exists. As...

What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt1

How a medieval sword blade looked when new is an interesting question. The finished blade would, like all human made ...

Lugged or winged spears: The hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV

Today we talk a look at our replica of the hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV of Austria (1382-1439).   Arms and Ar...

The Polish Saber its history and impact

No sword is ever created in a vacuum. This goes for any weapon or armor for that matter. This fact is one of the most...

How were Medieval scabbards made? - a new resource

Here at Arms and Armor we are always on the look out for new research and resources on historical weapons. Over the d...

Rapier Series - How a Rapier was built

“ A master of Arms is more honorable than a Master of Arts for good fighting came before good writing.” John Marston...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 2

For the second installment of our exploration of complex-hilted swords we look at two swords from the late 16th and ...

War Hammers

The war hammer was a classic late medieval weapon designed to defeat plate armor. War hammers are part of the family ...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: part 1

The complex hilted sword is a complex subject :-), so we thought we would do a bit of a primer on these interesting s...

The Sword Guy Podcast - Craig Interview

Two swords that taught me a great deal about swords

Ballock Daggers: Sexy and Iconic

We love ballock daggers!  Despite being one of the most common and iconic weapons of the medieval period, they are al...

The Calliano Sword - Oakeshott Type XIX Spotlight

Sometimes overlooked by contemporary sword lovers, the type XIX blade was popular in the south eastern region of Euro...
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