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...

How much was an early Medieval sword?

This is a difficult question to answer as the time and place of the context is all important. Social status would hav...

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 did Vikings name their swords?

The Vikings and related people used kennings to poetically name and describe their weapons.

The best books to understand Medieval Swords

Must have research for the study of the sword.

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...

Thrusting potential of the Leeds Castle Sword, type XVIIIc

no problem at all thrusting through cloth armor

French Rapier Spotlight

dyuers naughty and insolent persons

German Branch Sword

The hilt of this elegant longsword is formed in the writhen, or twisted, style

Katzbalger Sword and Dagger

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