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."

15th Century Two Hander

... delivered himselfe so valauntly by his hardy prowes and greate strength, ...

Longswords vs Two Handed Swords

The distinction between two-handed swords and longswords can be confusing, and the deeper you delve into marginal cas...

What is a claymore?

The word "claymore" is derived from the Gaelic "claidheam hmor", meaning "great or broad sword." When exactly this te...

How do you research a sword? Part 1

Our love of these objects is one of our main motivations to produce replica swords.

Sword in Hand

A Brief Survey Of The Knightly Sword

What is the best steel for swords? Part 1.

Today's post is the first in a multi-part examination of "the best" steel for swords. To cut to the punchline, the an...

Pierced blades on rapiers, why?

Fashion and Myth

History of the Knuckle Bow

The early years.

Sword wounds: ancient and otherwise

This post contains humorous but graphic descriptions of wounds we get while making swords.
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