What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt3

As the medieval period evolved we see an increase in the size and technological complexity of the craft processes inv...

What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt2

The last steps of making a sword blade are the finish polish and edging. In part 1 of this theme, we looked at the u...

Cutting with an English Bill

Today we put an Arms and Armor English Bill through its paces.  The English Bill is a 16th century pole arm that was ...

The Polish Saber its history and impact

No sword is ever created in a vacuum. This goes for any weapon or armor for that matter. This fact is one of the most...

How were Medieval scabbards made? - a new resource

Here at Arms and Armor we are always on the look out for new research and resources on historical weapons. Over the d...

Rapier Series - How a Rapier was built

“ A master of Arms is more honorable than a Master of Arts for good fighting came before good writing.” John Marston...

Spada da Zogho: A Sword for the Flower of Battle

An interesting aspect of being a sword maker is trying to create swords to fit particular historical uses.  In today'...

Fornovo Sword Spotlight

Our Fornovo Sword is a wonderful singlehanded sword from the last half of the 15th C. It has a classic wheel pommel a...

Grunwald Sword Spotlight

If you ask someone to draw a picture of a medieval sword, they are very likely to draw something similar to this sing...

The History and Development of Halberds

In today's blog post we examine some of the history and development of one of the most important polearms of the lat...

Montante Trainer Spotlight

The montante was a large two handed sword that became popular in 17th century Spain and Portugal. It was related to ...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 3

Our look at complex hilted swords continues in part 3 as we check out a replica Italian rapier and a 17th C Haudegen....
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