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...

What is a claymore?

The word "claymore" is derived from the Gaelic "claidheam hmor", meaning "great or broad sword." When exactly this te...

How do you research a sword? Part 1

Our love of these objects is one of our main motivations to produce replica swords.

The Italian Bill or Roncone

Agricultural implements ... transformed into weapons of war.

What is the best steel for swords? Part 1.

Today's post is the first in a multi-part examination of "the best" steel for swords. To cut to the punchline, the an...

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
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