What are langets on a polearm for?

Practical and the myth

Pierced blades on rapiers, why?

Fashion and Myth

History of the Knuckle Bow

The early years.

Flame-bladed swords, why?

What are Flamberge, Flammard, Flambard, and Serpentine blades for?

Prototype Type XVIIIc

New sword on the way!

Complex-hilted Longswords

mid 16th C hand-n-half swords

A modern boar hunt and its implications for sword fighting

Warning, contains graphic descriptions of historical and modern hunting

Tucks, Needle of Battle

A spike with attitude

The Noble Tradition of Boar Hunting

Hunting for large game was an integral part of a medieval gentleman's martial lifestyle.  Unlike the largely solitary...

Medieval Sword Grip Size

How big should my grip be?
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