Minnesota Renaissance Fair 2022, see you there!

It's that time of year again! Yes we will be at the Minnesota Renaissance Fair this year in our booth selling items ...

What Types of Swords did Pirates Use?

Today we take a look at some antique swords from the Oakeshott Institute collection that all date from the period of ...

Sword Term Definitions

We thought it would be a good idea to add some definitions to our earlier post about sword terms. Communication and...

Reviewing the Reviewers - Whiskey & Weapons III

 In the last two decades the biggest change in the modern sword market has been how the internet and its users have c...

Landsknecht Weapons for Reenactors

  The Landsknecht were Mercenary soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire, famed for their bravery and the resplendence of ...

Hows the fair going? 2022 Renaissance Update.

This time of year, a question we hear a lot is - How is the fair going? Being we are heading into the 4th weekend of ...

The 20 year anniversary of our first HEMA trainers/feders

Here at Arms and Armor we've been making swords for a long time.  Although we officially incorporated in 1982, our p...

Can you make a sword to fit a scabbard?

Today we will look at a project that we recently completed that is one of the tougher challenges for a sword maker, C...

We won't be at Combatcon this year, but you should still go...

Combatcon is this week, July 21st-24th, and although we aren't able to make it out there in person this year, Arms an...

How to stab through an armor visor

When fighting in plate armor the historical sources tell us to attack the weak points of your opponents harness.  The...

Remembering Fight Choreographer William Hobbs

"From the beginning I always tried to think my choreographies through the characters who had to fight.” William Hobbs

Custom swords at the Bristol Renaissance Faire!

Today we preview two custom swords that will be available this weekend on the opening days of the 2022 Bristol Renais...
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