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14th Century Dagger Spotlight

A combat dagger for a medieval man-at-arms

1580 Parrying Dagger Spotlight

Late 16th C Dagger molded from an original.

Gustav Vasa Rapier Spotlight

The Gustav Vasa Rapier from Arms & Armor is an exceptional replica of the sword of a King. Gustav Vasa was king...

Katzbalger Sword and Dagger

The distinct sword of the famous Landesknecht soldiers is called a Katzbalger. Today we look at the Arms & Armor ...

Elector of Saxony Dagger

Elector of Saxony Dagger is one of our most popular parrying daggers. It is an iconic style of dagger that can be see...

What is a Seax?

The Seax or Sax, and several variations, is an old English or Anglo Saxon word for knife. It has come to define sever...

What is a Messer?

"Here begins the messer, God, please do not forget us."

What is a Parrying Dagger?

a common feature on parrying daggers is a side ring

Pierced blades on rapiers, why?

Fashion and Myth

Sword wounds: ancient and otherwise

This post contains humorous but graphic descriptions of wounds we get while making swords.

Early Medieval Daggers

Cross hilted daggers, how early?
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