What is Bluing?

The sword makers of the past used several decorative techniques to enhance their designs. Today we are going to look ...

Crooked Pommels, Why?

Sometimes our modern eyes will deceive us about medieval swords. We see something we attribute to age or damage and ...

Whats new with the Burgundian Pole Axe?

We wanted to look at some of the new details on our Burgundian Pole Axe and talk a bit about the recent upgrade. This...

Custom training rapiers compared to originals

Today we take a look at two high-end custom training rapiers that we've just completed and compare them to three orig...

Talhoffer Messer

We take a look at a recently completed messer crafted along the lines of some of the pieces illustrated in Talhoffer...

Hungarian Sword with Custom Scabbard

Today we are checking out our Hungarian Sword with a custom hard scabbard. The blade on this sword is an Oakeshott t...

Can you make a sword to fit a scabbard?

Today we will look at a project that we recently completed that is one of the tougher challenges for a sword maker, C...

How to stab through an armor visor

When fighting in plate armor the historical sources tell us to attack the weak points of your opponents harness.  The...

Custom swords at the Bristol Renaissance Faire!

Today we preview two custom swords that will be available this weekend on the opening days of the 2022 Bristol Renais...

Custom Wakefield Sword

Today we are going to look at a commission recently finished for a customer that turned out quite nice. This sword is...

A knightly prize for the Icebreaker Open HEMA tournament

Today we unveil our donation as a prize for the Icebreaker Open tournament in Minneapolis this weekend, 4/29-31 2022....

What is a rondel dagger?

The rondel dagger was one of the most popular weapons of the late Middle Ages.  A long, thick-spined, and wickedly p...
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