Three books you must read to understand polearms

One of the great things about the last decade is the widespread availability of authoritative books detailing how to ...

Thrusting potential of the Leeds Castle Sword, type XVIIIc

no problem at all thrusting through cloth armor

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...

Edge Geometry on Medieval Swords.

A swords edge is the whole point of its being. Sorry, we couldn't resist the pun, and it's the truth. The entire desi...

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...

What is a Seax?

The Seax or Sax, and several variations, is an old English or Anglo Saxon word for knife. It has come to define sever...

Historical Swords vs Fantasy Swords

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

MN Renaissance Fair and Arms & Armor, will 2020 Happen?

History of A&A at the MN Ren Faire and this year?

William Hobbs

"From the beginning I always tried to think my choreographies through the characters who had to fight.”

15th Century Two Hander

... delivered himselfe so valauntly by his hardy prowes and greate strength, ...
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