Understanding sword edges

I recently had a nice talk with a younger fellow who was discussing his first sword purchase and some of his concerns...

Concealed Weapons, do they work?

In today's post we discuss how weapons that are concealed in another object might actually be useful or not. It may w...

A dagger acquired, lost and reborn, a shop story from A&A.

Today we check out a story from the shop. One of our crew, the talented Thomas, has always had an interest in the typ...

Castlerock Museum armor and weapons in history

In our work at Arms & Armor, and doing research as The Oakeshott Institute, we have been lucky enough to visit ma...

What Weapons did Irish Warriors Use?

Happy St Patrick's Day to all. We thought it would be the perfect day to talk about the types of arms a Medieval Iris...

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...

Talhoffer Messer

We take a look at a recently completed messer crafted along the lines of some of the pieces illustrated in Talhoffer...

How to stab through an armor visor

When fighting in plate armor the historical sources tell us to attack the weak points of your opponents harness.  The...

What is a rondel dagger?

The rondel dagger was one of the most popular weapons of the late Middle Ages.  A long, thick-spined, and wickedly p...

Medieval Utility and By-Knives

One of the characteristics that surprises modern people about medieval knives is how small they can be. The larger k...

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 ...
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