How long should a rapier be?

What's the proper length of your weapon?

Tangs on Medieval Swords

The truth about tangs, and how they varied.

1580 Parrying Dagger Spotlight

Late 16th C Dagger molded from an original.

How many styles of Rapier are there?

Why yes, that is a rapier

Gustav Vasa Rapier Spotlight

The Gustav Vasa Rapier from Arms & Armor is an exceptional replica of the sword of a King. Gustav Vasa was king...

French Rapier Spotlight

dyuers naughty and insolent persons

Early Finger Rings on Guards, Why?

As part of our exploration of the development of European swords, this week we address the history of finger rings on...

Virtual presentations for events

One of the most exciting things about working at Arms and Armor is the opportunity to connect with other people who a...

Historical Swords vs Fantasy Swords

...mythology and symbols was a respected field of learning...

What is a Parrying Dagger?

a common feature on parrying daggers is a side ring

Pierced blades on rapiers, why?

Fashion and Myth

Sword wounds: ancient and otherwise

This post contains humorous but graphic descriptions of wounds we get while making swords.
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