We know, it's pretty early to be talking about the holidays, but if you want a weapon beneath the tree on Christmas morning it's time to start considering. Supply chains have been pretty awful lately, but we've just gotten in a large order of parts from our foundry that should allow us to produce a bunch of stuff for the holidays. In particular, most of our axes, spears, and daggers should have a pretty quick turn around time this holiday season, with the exception of more complex pieces like the Knightly Pollaxe. We've got enough supplies to make a bunch of Nordland Axes and our newest employee is all trained up to craft them by the dozen.
If you want something bigger and more impressive we also have materials in stock now to make all of our Dane Axe styles, and are planning on having some special offerings in stock after Thanksgiving. These axes have a carbon steel, differentially hardened blade mounted on a hand selected ash haft. They are sharp and awesome and a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else.
We also have plenty of javelin parts, both normal and Greek, so we will be able to make a bunch these in time for the holidays.
As usual, we will be having specials each day from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, including some great deals. So start making your shopping list and don't wait until the last minute if you want to place an order. We are a small shop, but right now it looks like we're in a pretty good position to arm a bunch of folks for the holidays.
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.