Sword of St Martin 15th C

This sword is based on a depiction in a Book of Hours from France dated about 1440. It is one of the earliest example...

The Xiphos

Today we look at the Xiphos, the classic double-edged sword of the ancient Greek warrior. It is a weapon that straddl...

What is a short sword?

Sword terminology is a complex mix of ancient terms, often misleading Victorian description, and modern pop-cultural ...

Distal and Profile Taper of European Swords

Alright, this post comes with a long video, so settle in and grab some popcorn or a beer.  Among historical sword afi...

Custom I.33 Trainer

One of the most interesting aspects of our work is designing training swords that really feel and move like historica...

Anglo-Saxon Sword Spotlight

Our Anglo-Saxon Sword is a great example of the type of weapon wielded by the warriors of the late 10th and early 11...

What is a gothic sword?

Today we examine what it means to call a weapon "Gothic". Though there is a subset of our readers who may have in min...

One or Two Handed? - Hungarian Sword Q & A

In our Hungarian Sword Spotlight we mention a few things that folks had some good questions about. So we thought it w...

Hungarian Sword Spotlight

The Arms and Armor Hungarian Sword is an Oakeshott type XI blade based on an original sword from the early 13th centu...

Medieval Sword Edges, how sharp?

When we look at the functionality of a sword, the edge and point are the only reason the rest of the piece exists. As...

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...

Swords and Weapons from the War of the Roses

In honor of the 549th anniversary of the 1471 Battle of Barnet on April 14th, 2020, we present "Swords and Weapons fr...
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