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...

Early Finger Rings on Guards, Why?

As part of our exploration of the development of European swords, this week we address the history of finger rings on...

Should I get rings on my feder?

Should a practice sword have rings on the gaurd?

Historical Swords vs Fantasy Swords

...mythology and symbols was a respected field of learning...

Kriegsmesser

The Kriegsmesser (War Knife) or Grosse Messer (Great Knife) of the late medieval period was a weapon of soldiers in t...

Longswords vs Two Handed Swords

The distinction between two-handed swords and longswords can be confusing, and the deeper you delve into marginal cas...

What is a claymore?

The word "claymore" is derived from the Gaelic "claidheam hmor", meaning "great or broad sword." When exactly this te...

Sword in Hand

A Brief Survey Of The Knightly Sword
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