The weekend of July 9th is the first day of the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2022 in Wisconsin. It will run weekends from July 9th - September 5th. We have a great booth there and will have all the stock we are able to get finished on display. We are hoping for great weather at the fair again this year. Last year was some of the very best. If you enjoy a bustling, happy, and whimsical village full of renaissance fun we hope you will attend.
The Arms and Armor booth at the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2021
Our both is full of swords, daggers, spears, maces, flails, and axes. We may even have a few unique pieces available no were else but at this show. But one of the best parts of a visit to the show is be able to heft and get a sense of the items in hand. Feel the intensity of the impact weapons or the quick response of the sword you like.
Our both at this show is run by our great friend James Reilly. He and his expert crew can lead you through finding the very best weapon for your needs as well as showing you how these implements of the knightly arts were used with great affect.
Many of the patrons at the show visit every year to see our variety of weapons and the new things we have to offer. Many have become friends and we hope you will visit and check out the items we have this year.
Arms and Armor salesman extraordinaire Chuck showing a customer how dangerous flails are...
We hope everyone, that has a chance, can visit us this year. Huzzzzah!
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985