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...

Medieval Utility and By-Knives

One of the characteristics that surprises modern people about medieval knives is how small they can be. The larger k...

St Martin's History of the Sword

In today’s blog we look at one of the key tools in the scholarship of the sword. Studying the form and development of...

Whiskey and Weapons, Axes & Seaxs

Nathan and Craig invite you to join them for a sip and chat about Axes and Seaxs in today's Whiskey and Weapons. If ...

Gaston Phoebus Hunting Knife

In today's post we take a look at a piece that, although it isn't a standard catalogue item, we have made enough time...

Medieval Knives

One of our favorite things to make are medieval style knives. These blades cover a huge variety in style and size and...

Medieval Eating Sets

The dinner fork is among the most common pieces of cutlery throughout much of the world.  But this wasn't always the ...

What is a short sword?

Sword terminology is a complex mix of ancient terms, often misleading Victorian description, and modern pop-cultural ...

Dagger and War Hammer vs. Maille Armor

In today's video we continue our quest to learn how various weapons interact with different historical armors.  Today...

Custom Spotlight: Guard of the Duke of Electors of Saxony styled Rapier

  In today's blog we will explore a custom piece we have made. It is a rapier designed to a style with elements chose...

Cloth Armor vs Daggers and Swords

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

Sword Terms or What are these guys talking about?

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