What is Bluing?

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

Crooked Pommels, Why?

Sometimes our modern eyes will deceive us about medieval swords. We see something we attribute to age or damage and ...

How to tighten your Nordland Axe head.

Today we are going to take a quick look at how to tighten your Nordland Axe head if it should ever work loose. This a...

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...

Whats new with the Burgundian Pole Axe?

We wanted to look at some of the new details on our Burgundian Pole Axe and talk a bit about the recent upgrade. This...

Custom training rapiers compared to originals

Today we take a look at two high-end custom training rapiers that we've just completed and compare them to three orig...

Reinforcing Merry Axemas 2022!

Just like the edges on these glistening axes we are reinforcing Merry Axemas with a special price on our Dane Axe wit...

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...

What is a Sword Furbisher?

Our post today delves into the finishing of swords and hilts in the 16th century. In our previous posts on historica...

Medieval Hunting and Feasting

This weekend marks the beginning of the fall hunting season in Minnesota with the pheasant opener on Saturday, Octobe...

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...
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