Medieval Weapons, seeing the details

In our last post we talked about some of the pluses and minuses of going to a museum with one of us. It is a great w...

"upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!"

Yesterday, the 23rd of April, was the Feast of St. George. It is the traditional day that St George is said to have ...

A prototype sword for training armored HEMA

Today we take a look at a prototype training sword for Harnesfechten, or armored combat.  The training swords typical...

Cutting the head off a pike? Testing a two handed sword.

Today we address the idea that large two handed swords from the early Renaissance were designed to cut the heads from...

Whats new with the Burgundian Pole Axe?

We wanted to look at some of the new details on our Burgundian Pole Axe and talk a bit about the recent upgrade. This...

What we learn from Weapons vs Armor Tests - Whiskey & Weapons V

Our post about the Rondel Dagger vs Mail from Sept 26th we got a lot of great comments and suggestions, we also had m...

Arms & Armor War Hammer

In the late medieval period the war hammer evolved into several forms designed to combat armored opponents. The sin...

Custom Venetian Pirata Sword

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Venice was one of Europe's greatest powers, drawing its wealth from the exte...

Hungarian Sword with Custom Scabbard

Today we are checking out our Hungarian Sword with a custom hard scabbard. The blade on this sword is an Oakeshott t...

Oakeshott Sword - a Type XVIII blade

The Oakeshott Sword has been one of our favorites since we first met the piece long ago in Ewart Oakeshott's Collect...

Burgundian Pole Axe available for order

We are pleased to announce that our Burgundian Pole Axe is again available for purchase. The supply chain challenges...

German Branch Sword

The German Branch sword is an exceptional example of the gothic bough form of decoration. Originally a pejorative te...
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