How to break your sword...

Today we examine how battle damage, especially edge on edge contact between sharp swords can lead to failure and brea...

What is a Sword Furbisher?

Our post today delves into the finishing of swords and hilts in the 16th century. In our previous posts on historica...

Custom Venetian Pirata Sword

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Venice was one of Europe's greatest powers, drawing its wealth from the exte...

Accepting Rapier Orders

We have been able to solidify some of our supply chain challenges that have plagued us over the last two years. Our ...

Minnesota Renaissance Fair 2022, see you there!

It's that time of year again! Yes we will be at the Minnesota Renaissance Fair this year in our booth selling items ...

Sword Term Definitions

We thought it would be a good idea to add some definitions to our earlier post about sword terms. Communication and...

Hows the fair going? 2022 Renaissance Update.

This time of year, a question we hear a lot is - How is the fair going? Being we are heading into the 4th weekend of ...

The story of the medieval sword - Sword in Hand by Ewart Oakeshott

Ewart Oakeshott was a friend, mentor and teacher in our study of the sword and its history. His last book was a loo...

Throw Javelins this Summer

Now that the warm weather is here its time to make sure you have some great fun for the backyard. If you are of a ce...

What is a rondel dagger?

The rondel dagger was one of the most popular weapons of the late Middle Ages.  A long, thick-spined, and wickedly p...

Pommel Size on Two Handed Swords

People often think about pommels on swords as a counter-weight that balances the blade.  This is part of its functio...

New Hardened Celtic Spears

When we recreate a weapon from the past there are always decisions and compromises to make regarding which historic e...
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