2024 Reanissance Fairs!

We are just a few weeks away from the start of our season of Renaissance Fairs. This summer will hopefully be a grea...

Castlerock Museum armor and weapons in history

In our work at Arms & Armor, and doing research as The Oakeshott Institute, we have been lucky enough to visit ma...

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 closer look at the German Rapier

Today we take an up close look at the Arms and Armor German Rapier.  This piece is a replica of an original in the De...

What is Bluing?

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

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...

How to stab through an armor visor

When fighting in plate armor the historical sources tell us to attack the weak points of your opponents harness.  The...

Get a classic out of print book on Rapiers and Small-swords for Christmas

Rapier and Smallsword:1460-1820 by A.V.B. Norman is arguably the single most important reference work on complex hilt...

Custom Spotlight: Guard of the Duke of Electors of Saxony styled Rapier

  In today's blog we will explore a custom piece we have made. It is a rapier designed to a style with elements chose...

Cloth Armor vs Daggers and Swords

Many aspects of how, exactly, historical armors worked remain unknown.  In today's blog we investigate the protective...

Sword Terms or What are these guys talking about?

Does that word mean what he thinks it means?

14th Century Dagger Spotlight

A combat dagger for a medieval man-at-arms
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