Are spears good weapons?

 The spear is one of our favorite weapons for its simplicity and economic use of resources. It often gets short shrif...

Grip Size and Gripping the Sword

The sword world is beginning to have events and tournaments again. I have been fielding lots of questions from folks ...

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...

Complex Hilted Longswords- which should we make?

Here at Arms and Armor we have always loved complex hilted longswords. While we've made many as custom pieces over t...

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Merry Axemass Extravaganza 2021

Merry Axemass to all! We have some exciting deals and special items to share on this Black Friday thru Cyber Monday S...

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...

One of a kind Medieval 14th Century Sword

This elegant sword is available at this moment. It has a broad tapering blade with a classic beveled wheel pommel and...

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...

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...

Dagger and War Hammer vs. Maille Armor

In today's video we continue our quest to learn how various weapons interact with different historical armors.  Today...

Norseman Spear vs maille armor

In today's blog we highlight our Norseman Spear and demonstrate its thrusting ability against riveted maille armor. W...
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