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...

One Holiday Longsword Left!

We have just one of our holiday special longswords left! So we decided to discount it even more! So whoever has been...

Training Swords From Different Times

Today we take a look at three different training swords from the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.  We compare a replic...

Longsword for Christmas? Discount?

We have three of our special one of longswords left. They have been crafted to be excellent cutters and feel great i...

A&A Black Prince Friday!!

We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving or at least a nice Thursday off! As a way to bring some of the commer...

Irish Medieval Swords

One of the more unique styles of medieval swords are the examples identified as Irish. These intriguing pieces and ta...

How do cross guards work on swords and daggers?

A query from one of our viewers on a recent video prompted us to answer his questions in this quick video about cros...

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...

What is Bluing?

The sword makers of the past used several decorative techniques to enhance their designs. Today we are going to look ...

Is your sword right or left handed?

Was this sword used right or left handed? A question that many period examples will answer for you, if you look close...

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...
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