Choosing a sword for test cutting

With the continuing popularity of test cutting with longswords as a way to improve sword fighting skills, and as a co...

The Durer Bastard Sword Spotlight

an iconic sword of the late 15th Century

Matching your feder to your sharp longsword

  A big hurdle for folks starting out in HEMA is that their first real exposure to how a sword ought to feel is throu...

Tangs on Medieval Swords

The truth about tangs, and how they varied.

The best books to understand Medieval Swords

Must have research for the study of the sword.

Scottish Two Handed Sword, or Claymore, Spotlight

Two Handed Swords Of the Highlanders

Thrusting potential of the Leeds Castle Sword, type XVIIIc

no problem at all thrusting through cloth armor

German Branch Sword

The hilt of this elegant longsword is formed in the writhen, or twisted, style

Cutting with short gripped longswords

Tatami Cutting with the English Longsword

A&A English Longsword

This mid 15th C style of sword has a unique hilt form. It is seen in surviving pieces and depictions in art and is mo...
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