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 ...

What are sword wounds like?

We are often asked "Can you imagine being stabbed with a sword?" Well yes we can, sadly. Not only do we have some pe...

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...

Sword Movies to watch on Vacation!

In today's post we revisit and revise our movie list. It is a great way to spend some time over the holiday introduc...

Merry Axemass and Happy New Spear

We have got a quick addition for your sack full of gifts today. So if you have any room left amongst all the axes you...

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...
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