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 ...

Sword of St Martin 15th C

This sword is based on a depiction in a Book of Hours from France dated about 1440. It is one of the earliest example...

Dr. Amanda Taylor on the Sword Guy Podcast

Our research and work involves collaboration with scholars across the world. This includes many disciplines as we st...

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...

Product Spotlight: The German Bastard Sword

Our German Bastard Sword is a great example of the heavy combat sword of the 16th Century. It is a sword we choose ...

What is a gothic sword?

Today we examine what it means to call a weapon "Gothic". Though there is a subset of our readers who may have in min...

Hungarian Sword Spotlight

The Arms and Armor Hungarian Sword is an Oakeshott type XI blade based on an original sword from the early 13th centu...

What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt3

As the medieval period evolved we see an increase in the size and technological complexity of the craft processes inv...

What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt2

The last steps of making a sword blade are the finish polish and edging. In part 1 of this theme, we looked at the u...

Cutting with an English Bill

Today we put an Arms and Armor English Bill through its paces.  The English Bill is a 16th century pole arm that was ...

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...
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