How to break your sword...

Today we examine how battle damage, especially edge on edge contact between sharp swords can lead to failure and brea...

Our Claymore is available again!

We are happy to announce that our Highland Claymore is available again to order. The past two years of supply and ser...

Sword Term Definitions

We thought it would be a good idea to add some definitions to our earlier post about sword terms. Communication and...

Can you make a sword to fit a scabbard?

Today we will look at a project that we recently completed that is one of the tougher challenges for a sword maker, C...

Custom swords at the Bristol Renaissance Faire!

Today we preview two custom swords that will be available this weekend on the opening days of the 2022 Bristol Renais...

German Branch Sword

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

The story of the medieval sword - Sword in Hand by Ewart Oakeshott

Ewart Oakeshott was a friend, mentor and teacher in our study of the sword and its history. His last book was a loo...

Towton Sword Type XVIIIc

This type XVIIIc longsword is a great example of one of the most important things to know about swords. A good swo...

How much did medieval swords cost?

People are often curious about how much swords cost in the past.  Just as today, there was significant variation in ...

St. George's Day and happy birthday to Shakespeare!

Tomorrow is the 23rd of April, a day that holds two connections to our efforts over the years. First it is the day u...

Grip Size and Gripping the Sword

The sword world is beginning to have events and tournaments again. I have been fielding lots of questions from folks ...

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...
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