Dane Battle Axe vs. Historical Armor

Today we take a look at how Dane axes interact with cloth and maille armors.  These axes were a popular weapon during...

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Merry Axemass Extravaganza 2021

Merry Axemass to all! We have some exciting deals and special items to share on this Black Friday thru Cyber Monday S...

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...

Whiskey and Weapons, Axes & Seaxs

Nathan and Craig invite you to join them for a sip and chat about Axes and Seaxs in today's Whiskey and Weapons. If ...

How should a blade be made: Forging vs. Stock Reduction

Is there any real difference between a sword that is made via forging out a hunk of steel vs ground from a blank? Thi...

One of a kind Medieval 14th Century Sword

This elegant sword is available at this moment. It has a broad tapering blade with a classic beveled wheel pommel and...

Blacksmith vs. Cutler

  Over the last few years there has been a renewed cultural appreciation of the figure of the blacksmith.  Television...

Is Damascus steel better for swords?

The idea that so-called "Damascus" steel produces superior swords is quite common, but is it true?  To be sure, ther...

Hunting Swords

In the Medieval period the hunt was seen as excellent training for combat and would often involve the use of hand we...

Whiskey and Weapons, The Beginning

Welcome to the inaugural Episode of Whiskey and Weapons! This will be a continuing conversation between Nathan and C...

Arms & Armour History Conservation and Analysis

 This volume brings together papers written by curators, conservators and scientists who have worked very closely wit...

The dangers of selling swords in the digital age

As modern sword makers many of the techniques we use to craft historical weapons are similar to those developed by sm...
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