Paulus Hector Mair Dagger, walk and talk through.

A walk through the most pertinent features of the play. From our Crystal Palace class in London.

Medieval Battlefield Sword Fighting Vs Regular HEMA Sparring

In HEMA we primarily focus on sword fighting in regular clothes, but we have to recognise that this mostly applies to civilian duels. Not to say that the skills are not fundamentally related, but armor changes so much about combat.

Studying the Sources

What this all comes down to is the reason for studying a treatise. There are many different reasons for studying a treatise. The prime reason is to recreate what is written in the treatise, but this is not the only reason. Another reason is to find the foundation elements so that they can be examined…

Something Modern Sword & Knife Makers Get Wrong

Historical sword and knife makers spent hundreds of years perfecting their art, but often now we ignore their lessons. Here we look at one particular aspect of knife making that often gets ignored by modern makers.

Soldier’s Weekly

What’s up in WWII Reenactment Upcoming events:  RAF Museum London: Battle Of Britain Day Eastleigh Remembers Grassington 1940s weekend Event reports: D-Day Reenactment Battle of Asch by History Secrets Conneaut WWII Reenactment This week’s craftsman: Fort Military Institute If you want to appear in next Soldier’s Weekly – don’t hesitate to write! Become a Patron!

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Upcoming events:  Waynesboro at War Hatboro Living History The Assault on Maryland Heights at the Harpers Ferry Battle For The Bridges Civil War Weekend at White Oak Civil War Re-enactments at Fort Macon Historic Cold Spring Village Hart County Civil War Days Event reports: Castle Rising Reenactment Day in…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  Tournois Médiéval à Villers-La-Ville Si Mions m’était conté Médiéval St Florentin Event report: Battle of Crogen Re-enactment at Chirk Castle Scarborough Medieval re-enactment Pradar 2011 This week’s craftsman: Valiant Armoury This week’s videos: Wearing Historical Fashions in Your Everyday Wardrobe by Morgan Donner What did medieval peasants…

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Tønsberg Viking Festival Northwest Viking Fest Gippeswyc Viking and Saxon festival Wikingertage Oerlinghausen Lindehaven Vikingemarked Hvolris Oldtidsmarked The Gippeswyc Viking and Saxon Festival 2019 Midgard Viking Fest IX Zlot Słowian i Wikingów „Góra Peruna 2019″ This week’s craftsman: Grimfrost This week’s videos: Viking Drinking Horn Review by…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Battle of the Bridge 2019 Hemaics Esarcato Alba Fecht Contesa Delle Romagne Event reports: FechtFest 2019: Bloss fencing teaches respect This week’s craftsman: Albion Swords This week’s video: Bellatore Longsword Review If you want to appear in next HEMA Weekly – don’t hesitate to write! Become a Patron!

Grimfrost

Viking reproductions from Sweden. Website: https://grimfrost.com Facebook: Grimfrost

Valiant Armoury

Valiant Armoury Custom Sword Shoppe makes battle ready custom medieval swords Website: https://www.valiant-armoury.com Facebook: Valiant Armoury Custom Sword Shoppe

C&D Jarnagin

C&D Jarnagin Co. is a retail and mail order distributor of historical reproductions of equipment and metal ware. Website: www.jarnaginco.com Facebook: C&D Jarnagin

Gettysburg Anniversary Committee doesn’t want to host 2020 event

The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee (GAC) would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all the reenactors, visitors, and local staff that have participated in the Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactments for the past 25 years; making those dusty old history books come alive. We are honored to have hosted over 100,000 reenactors, 500,000…

What did medieval peasants use instead of Plastic wrap?

Jason Kingsley OBE investigates what medieval peasants used instead of plastic wrap. Credits: Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

FechtFest 2019: Bloss fencing teaches respect

Freifechter Wrocław is a HEMA club focused on unarmored fencing. On August 31 they run FechtFest – longsword tournament for fencers who want to get a little bit closer to actual combat. “Fencing treatises were written for bloss fighting. This creates some changes in the mindset: some stress, respect for the opponent, and even fear.…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Military Sabre Tournament 2019 Swordplay Wessex League: Exeter Chapter Event report: Fechtfest 2019 Purpleheart Open 2019 report by Denver Historical Fencing Academy This week’s craftsman: Gajardoni This week’s videos: Meyers Dussack 5 by Historical Fencing Affiliates Playing with manual’s text by Practical HEMA Scottish Highland Field Officer’s Sword…

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: XVI Piknik Historyczny Wikingowie i Słowianie w Bobrzy Gjallarstadir Vikingmarked Gunnes gårds Vikingatida höstmarknad 2019 Ishøj Vikingemarked 2019 Slawen- und Wikingertag Event report: Imandra Viking Fest This week’s craftsman: The Viking Store This week’s video: Testing early iron age Vimose Seax How to Sew a Skjoldehamn Viking…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  IX Turniej Rycerski Śladami Braci Dobrzyńskich 10 Jahre Schwertkampfturnier Nürnberg Fürstenfelder Ritterspiele Xèmes Médiévales des Tours de Passy Les Fêtes Médiévales de Déols Mittelaltervergnügen Medieval Weekend at Michelham Priory Fête médiévale de Pont-Croix Event report: Dias Medievais em Castro Marim HMB at Kryal Castle by Western Wolves…

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Upcoming events:  The Calm Before the Storm Civil War Days at Fort Benton An 1860s Homestead Harvest at the Crabill House First Weekend Union Garrison Event report Civil War at the Central Park in Huntington Beach California Regimental Fete Day 2019 by 21eme Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne 2e Bataillon…

US Civil War steamship that sank in Liverpool gets protected status

The wreckage of a Liverpool-built steamship that sank on its maiden voyage while carrying supplies for the Confederate forces during the American Civil War has been granted protection. Paddle steamer Lelia left the city for Bermuda in January 1865, but foundered in Liverpool Bay due to stormy weather. Forty-seven crew members died, as did seven…

Smoke & Fire Company

Colonial and War of 1812 Clothing, Patterns, Books and Camp Gear Website: https://www.smoke-fire.com Facebook: Smoke & Fire Company

The Viking Store

Medieval reenactment products, mostly shields and helmets. Also many LARP, Cosplay and viking-themed products, primarily jewelry. Website: www.thevikingstore.co.uk Facebook: TheVikingStore.co.uk

AgeCraft

A team of craftsmen, who are experienced in the sphere of blacksmithing and medieval armor production. All armor is hand crafted, produced in accordance with the technology of armor manufacturing of olden days. At the same time, all our armor meets the safety and authenticity requirements of the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”.…

What was it like to travel during the Middle Ages? Part 1: Going by Road

The Middle Ages was a world on the move. Sometimes this could mean actually picking up your whole life and moving it to another place—a “sometimes” much more frequent than traditional accounts of serfdom and feudalism would have it. For example, teenagers from the countryside sought work in cities to make themselves more worthy marriage…

Found: 2,500 Medieval Coins, and Evidence of Tax Evasion

IT’S OFTEN SAID THAT LIFE’S only certainties are death and taxes, but people have spent centuries figuring out ways to evade the latter. Look no further than a hoard of 2,528 11th-century coins recently discovered in England, which together bear witness to regime change, domestic unrest, and, amid it all, fraud. The coins were found in…

Smart Sword by SwordSTEM

This project integrated an embedded system that detects and reports martially sound strikes into a European Longsword simulator. This system filters out parries and contact too light to be considered valid while assessing the quality of a true strike. The entire system is contained within the sword simulator while disturbing its handling as little as…

Imandra Viking Fest

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HEMAChron beta calendar starts

HEMAChron creators are making a website to collect all HEMA events in one place, sorted by specific dates and category. Now they run beta tests.

Gajardoni

Fescing masks and protection for both: HEMA and sport fencing. Website: www.gajardoni.com Facebook: Gajardoni

St. James Armory Montante Review

Initial Impressions This doesn’t feel like a longsword. I’ve handled held a friend’s Arms and Armor montante before, and a Pavel Moc federschwert (insert joke about how big pavel’s standard feders are here), and it felt rather similar to those. It didn’t feel cheap, it didn’t feel under or over constructed, and it rang like…

Soldier’s Weekly

What’s up in WWII Reenactment Upcoming events:  Lockport WWII Days The Victory Show 2019 Tank Farm Open House Military weekend at Cricklade Railway Normandy & D Day Veterans 75th Anniversary Reunion Village at War Weekend 2019 Event report D-Day Conneaut report This week’s craftsman: Partyzant.pl This week’s video: Masurian September by Polish Miliary Channel If…

D-Day Conneaut report

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day when Allied Forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy during World War II Each year the shores of Lake Erie in Conneaut are transformed into the beaches of Normandy. Continue reading on www.wfmj.com/ and on Facebook

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – Battle of Agincourt

Medieval Myth Busting – More Detail. Dr Toby Capwell on the Battle of Agincourt, the known and assumed history of that battle and the campaign that surrounds it. It references a series of tests that are shown in this film…. https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE. It will make more sense if you watch this film first. Find out more…

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – Arrows vs Armour

What happens when a 160lbs ENGLISH LONGBOW shoots FULL WEIGHT MEDIEVAL ARROWS at properly Reproduced MEDIEVAL ARMOUR? The English longbow is laden with myth; of its origins, its power, its achievements. The centuries that have passed since it was used in earnest, means that the knowledge of what the bow was actually capable of doing,…

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – The Armour

Medieval Myth Busting – More Detail. This film looks at the breastplate, specifically the one we used to conduct a series of tests that are shown in here….https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE. It will make more sense if you watch the main film first and then return to this one. The contributors are all world class in their fields…

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – Arrows

Medieval Myth Busting – More Detail. This film looks at medieval longbow arrows, specifically the ones we used to conduct a series of tests that are shown in here….https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE. It will make more sense if you watch the main film first and then return to this one. The contributors are all world class in their…

Scottish Highland Field Officer’s Sword

A wonderful antique Seaforth Highlanders Field Officer’s sword, from Easton Antique Arms Ltd. And a new website! https://www.antique-swords.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/eastonantiquearms

Testing early iron age Vimose Seax

Thrand test the early seax from Medieval Shoppe based on the Vimose bog on Funen, Denmark finds from 200 to 300 AD. This early iron age design was used against the Romans by the Germanic tribes and is tested on an analog gel head like the Forged in Fire kill test! Thrand also gives update…

19th Century Weekly

What’s up in Reenactment of 1789-1914 Upcoming events:  Old Bedford Village Union Soldiers & Civilians Encampment 2019 Huntington Beach Civil War Days 157th Anniversary Commemoration of Second Manassas Living History Weekend at Fredericksburg Battlefield Battle for Clatsop County This week’s craftsman: Fall Creek Suttlery This week’s videos: 19th Century Merino Sheep by Civil War Digital…

Knight’s Weekly

What’s up in Middle Ages Reenactment Upcoming events:  Dias Medievais em Castro Marim Campement de la Mesnie du Renard 2019 Australasian Cup Großenasper Heerweg Markt Ancient Oak Medieval Fayre Médiévales de Soignies Medieval Fair 2019 Event report: England’s Medieval Festival Horsens Middelalderfestival 2019 European Championship in Traditional Archery by Daniel Yemet Just Out Festival Rassemblement…

Viking’s Weekly

What’s up in Early Medieval Reenactment Upcoming events: Nordfyns Vikingemarked Vikingemarked i Sebbersund Largs Viking Festival Event reports: Krucza Bryła 2019 – Pakość Rassemblement Multi Epoques Herbéviller Mittelaltermarkt zur 777-Jahresfeier Tangstedt Moesgaard Viking Moot Festival This week’s craftsman: Kazár Bazár This week’s article: Owidz village in northern Poland – A goldmine for archeologists Reenactments: Playing…

HEMA Weekly

What’s up in Historical Fencing Upcoming events: Blood on the River 2019 Steel City Open Swiss Blades Fechtfest 2019 Event report: Dutch Lions Cup 2019 Finals live stream This week’s craftsman: Armour Class This week’s videos: Lantern Shield vs Two Opponents by Academy of Historical Fencing Were Rondel Daggers Sharp by the Exiles Cutlass Sparring…

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Fall Creek Suttlery

We have been in the Sutler business for Forty One Years in 2019, supplying Civil War reenactors, living historians, museums, movie productions and Victorian Era buffs with reproduction goods to make their impressions complete. We manufacture a large percentage of the goods we sell in Indiana. Website: https://www.fcsutler.com Facebook: Fall Creek Suttlery

Owidz village in northern Poland – A goldmine for archeologists

The medieval stronghold of Owidz was once a regional centre located on an important trade route and strategic military structure. Now, with a population of just 445 people, it has become a paradise for archaeologists and tourists alike with this year’s excavations revealing thousands of fragments of ceramic vessels, coins and amulets – and even…

American Fasion – Maryland Historical Society

In the 1970s, Enolliah Williams worked as a housekeeper in a mansion called Pratt House in Baltimore that had recently been acquired by the Maryland Historical Society. As she tidied up, she discovered dozens of beautiful garments scattered throughout the house’s nooks and crannies. She became fascinated with these garments, which dated all the way from the early…

Reenactments: Playing war in the midst of peace

Whether it’s Waterloo or Stalingrad, battle reenactments are booming. In Weimar, things are less bloody: There, the excerpts of parliamentarians from the National Assembly are replayed. Reenacting famous battles has become a booming activity. From the cannons to the uniform buttons, everything is as true to the original as possible. And even on the battlefield, people…

Pre-Viking sword found in Uppsala

Archaeologists have uncovered an ornate sword and other striking finds dating back to before the Viking Age in a burial site close to Uppsala. The grave dates back to some point between the years 550-600, the period roughly between what are known as the Migration Period and the Vendel Period in Sweden, before the start…

Why Did Some Infantry Soldiers Carry Short Swords in the Gunpowder Age? Pioneer Short Swords

Short swords were sometimes carried by infantry soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries, but one particular type of sidearm – the pioneer sword – is the focus here. Why did pioneers carry such swords? http://www.antique-swords.co.uk

The Dos and Don’ts Of Sending A Letter In The 18th Century

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18th Century Lemonade! – Live From the Nutmeg Tavern!

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