What does "differentially hardened" mean and how do you do it?

Many medieval weapons were differentially hardened, which means that they were made of materials of varying hardenabi...

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...

New Reinforced Edge Type L Danish War Axe

In today's video Nathan introduces our new product, a Type L Danish War Axe with a reinforced, differentially hardene...

Some Changes Due to Supply Chain Issues

Like many companies we have been hit with some supply chain challenges due to the Covid economy.  Right now we are ru...

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 ...

Icebreaker Open 2022: Our First HEMA Event Since Covid

It's been a long time since we've been able to attend a HEMA event, hang out with sword fighters, do some sparring, a...

Dream Job: Arms and Armor is Hiring

Sick of your crumby and boring job?  This is your chance to become a professional sword maker.           A medieval ...

Heavy vs Light Axe, which to choose?

Medieval axes existed in a large diversity of types and styles. Here we have three versions of large war axe in varyi...

New! Dane Axe with Reinforced Edge

Our newest item is a Dane War Axe with a reinforced bit or cutting edge. This feature is seen on many war axes of the...

Some American Swords for Presidents Day

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

Pommel Size on Two Handed Swords

People often think about pommels on swords as a counter-weight that balances the blade.  This is part of its functio...
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