What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt1

How a medieval sword blade looked when new is an interesting question. The finished blade would, like all human made ...

Lugged or winged spears: The hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV

Today we talk a look at our replica of the hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV of Austria (1382-1439).   Arms and Ar...

Swords and Weapons from the War of the Roses

In honor of the 549th anniversary of the 1471 Battle of Barnet on April 14th, 2020, we present "Swords and Weapons fr...

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...

Grunwald Sword Spotlight

If you ask someone to draw a picture of a medieval sword, they are very likely to draw something similar to this sing...

Irish Axe Spotlight- New Item

...from the axe there is always anxiety. If you think you are free from anxiety, you are not free from an axe.

War Hammers

The war hammer was a classic late medieval weapon designed to defeat plate armor. War hammers are part of the family ...

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 Sword Guy Podcast - Craig Interview

Two swords that taught me a great deal about swords

Ballock Daggers: Sexy and Iconic

We love ballock daggers!  Despite being one of the most common and iconic weapons of the medieval period, they are al...
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