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...

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...

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....

An introduction to complex hilted swords: part 1

The complex hilted sword is a complex subject :-), so we thought we would do a bit of a primer on these interesting s...

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?

Milanese Rapier Spotlight

Our Milanese Rapier is the focus of today's post. This dramatic piece is a great example of the mid 16th Century arms...

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...
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