A sword for fighting in the Bolognese tradition

Achille Marozzo was an Italian fencing master of the late 15th-mid 16th century.  His 1536 fencing manual, known as ...

Custom Venetian Pirata Sword

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

Hungarian Sword with Custom Scabbard

Today we are checking out our Hungarian Sword with a custom hard scabbard. The blade on this sword is an Oakeshott t...

Oakeshott Sword - a Type XVIII blade

The Oakeshott Sword has been one of our favorites since we first met the piece long ago in Ewart Oakeshott's Collect...

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...

How much did medieval swords cost?

People are often curious about how much swords cost in the past.  Just as today, there was significant variation in ...

A knightly prize for the Icebreaker Open HEMA tournament

Today we unveil our donation as a prize for the Icebreaker Open tournament in Minneapolis this weekend, 4/29-31 2022....

St. George's Day and happy birthday to Shakespeare!

Tomorrow is the 23rd of April, a day that holds two connections to our efforts over the years. First it is the day u...

Reproducing the sword of King Henry V

Henry of Monmouth asserted his claim to the throne of England on this day, March 21st, 1413, a day after the death of...

Poetry of the Sword

Swords are cool for many reasons. They are combative tools that require great skill to master as much as they are ...

Some American Swords for Presidents Day

  To celebrate Presidents day here are some awesome pics and links about the sword collection of George Washington.  ...

Get a classic out of print book on Rapiers and Small-swords for Christmas

Rapier and Smallsword:1460-1820 by A.V.B. Norman is arguably the single most important reference work on complex hilt...
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