Fighting Axes vs Wood Axes

... used for building your house and for defending it.

MN Renaissance Fair and Arms & Armor, will 2020 Happen?

History of A&A at the MN Ren Faire and this year?

William Hobbs

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

Cutting with the Type L Fighting Axe

We've had a bunch of requests to do some cutting videos, so this is attempt number one. Our Type L Fighting Axe seeme...

Kriegsmesser

The Kriegsmesser (War Knife) or Grosse Messer (Great Knife) of the late medieval period was a weapon of soldiers in t...

What is a Messer?

"Here begins the messer, God, please do not forget us."

15th Century Two Hander

... delivered himselfe so valauntly by his hardy prowes and greate strength, ...

Longswords vs Two Handed Swords

The distinction between two-handed swords and longswords can be confusing, and the deeper you delve into marginal cas...

What is a claymore?

The word "claymore" is derived from the Gaelic "claidheam hmor", meaning "great or broad sword." When exactly this te...

How do you research a sword? Part 1

Our love of these objects is one of our main motivations to produce replica swords.

The Italian Bill or Roncone

Agricultural implements ... transformed into weapons of war.

What is a Parrying Dagger?

a common feature on parrying daggers is a side ring
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