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 ...

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 ...

The Polish Saber its history and impact

No sword is ever created in a vacuum. This goes for any weapon or armor for that matter. This fact is one of the most...

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...

Rapier Series - How a Rapier was built

“ A master of Arms is more honorable than a Master of Arts for good fighting came before good writing.” John Marston...

Montante Trainer Spotlight

The montante was a large two handed sword that became popular in 17th century Spain and Portugal. It was related to ...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 3

Our look at complex hilted swords continues in part 3 as we check out a replica Italian rapier and a 17th C Haudegen....

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 2

For the second installment of our exploration of complex-hilted swords we look at two swords from the late 16th and ...

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

Sword Terms or What are these guys talking about?

Does that word mean what he thinks it means?
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