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 ...

Cutting with short gripped longswords

Tatami Cutting with the English Longsword

Early Finger Rings on Guards, Why?

As part of our exploration of the development of European swords, this week we address the history of finger rings on...

Edge Geometry on Medieval Swords.

A swords edge is the whole point of its being. Sorry, we couldn't resist the pun, and it's the truth. The entire desi...

Virtual presentations for events

One of the most exciting things about working at Arms and Armor is the opportunity to connect with other people who a...

Historical Swords vs Fantasy Swords

...mythology and symbols was a respected field of learning...

Kriegsmesser

The Kriegsmesser (War Knife) or Grosse Messer (Great Knife) of the late medieval period was a weapon of soldiers in t...

What is a Messer?

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