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...

What is a Sparth Axe?

Here at Arms and Armor we are often asked about various weapons that folks have heard of, but want to know more abou...

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 ...

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...

Cloth Armor vs Daggers and Swords

Many aspects of how, exactly, historical armors worked remain unknown.  In today's blog we investigate the protective...

The Real Axes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla

When fighting a real foe with an axe,

Matching your feder to your sharp longsword

  A big hurdle for folks starting out in HEMA is that their first real exposure to how a sword ought to feel is throu...

Product Spotlight: The Burgundian Poleaxe

'provide oneself with suitable weapons, like the axe" Le Jeu de la Hache

How long should a rapier be?

What's the proper length of your weapon?

Tangs on Medieval Swords

The truth about tangs, and how they varied.

How many styles of Rapier are there?

Why yes, that is a rapier
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