St. Martin's History of the Sword, 16TH-17TH C

As we continue our tour through the depictions of St. Martin (part 1 and 2) and his swords, the 16th century artists...

How hard should a sword blade be? Sword vs. Machete and Chef Knife

There are a lot of debates on the internet about how hard a sword blade should be.  Some folks seem to be of the opin...

What's hot? Sword Buying Trends

One of the interesting things about having been prominent sword makers for over three decades is seeing how the popul...

Complex Hilted Longswords- which should we make?

Here at Arms and Armor we have always loved complex hilted longswords. While we've made many as custom pieces over t...

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Black Friday to Cyber Monday Merry Axemass Extravaganza 2021

Merry Axemass to all! We have some exciting deals and special items to share on this Black Friday thru Cyber Monday S...

Get a classic out of print book on Rapiers and Small-swords for Christmas

Rapier and Smallsword:1460-1820 by A.V.B. Norman is arguably the single most important reference work on complex hilt...

St Martin's History of the Sword

In today’s blog we look at one of the key tools in the scholarship of the sword. Studying the form and development of...

Whiskey and Weapons, Axes & Seaxs

Nathan and Craig invite you to join them for a sip and chat about Axes and Seaxs in today's Whiskey and Weapons. If ...

How should a blade be made: Forging vs. Stock Reduction

Is there any real difference between a sword that is made via forging out a hunk of steel vs ground from a blank? Thi...

The First Sword

 We are often asked "What was the first sword?" when we are feeling snarky we will talk about the first sword we pers...

Blacksmith vs. Cutler

  Over the last few years there has been a renewed cultural appreciation of the figure of the blacksmith.  Television...
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