Ask the Sword Guy 6: on tournament safety, concussion, long-term brain trauma

Today’s episode has just one question: What is your opinion on the force levels in HEMA. Especially in regards to the research into the cumulative effects of repeated sub-concussive hits to the head. It seems there are no end of people reporting broken swords or bashed in helmets and I do not believe HEMA is…

Ask the Sword Guy 5: left handers, and one-handed thrusts

Today’s episode has me talking about left-handers, and the one-handed long thrust with a longsword. Enjoy! Shownotes: Fiore Facsimile (the closest you can get to owning the manuscript): https://amzn.to/2MOowWH The Flower of Battle (Leoni translation) http://www.freelanceacademypress.com/flowersofbattlethecompletemartialworksoffioredeiliberi.aspx The Rapier, part Four: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cape Workbook: https://guywindsor.net/blog/rbc400

Ask the Sword Guy AMA part 4: training motivation, and knights with katanas

The shownotes for this episode: Fighting Depression Personal Update: Mental Health Learning Rapier: your free workbook video The Unconquered Knight: A Chronicle of the Deeds of Don Pero Niño, Count of Buelna Alan Williams, The Knight and the Blast Furnace Fiore Facsimile (the closest you can get to owning the manuscript) The Flower of Battle…

Ask the Sword Guy: AMA part 2

Here you go! Some rambling on training with sharps, and the ethics of martial arts… Links from this episode: Bullshit post Training with Sharp Swords: article on the CFAA blog My book Swordfighting for Writers, Game Designers, and Martial Artists My book the Theory and Practice of Historical Martial Arts My short book Ethics Enjoy!…

Ask the Sword Guy: AMA part 1

Hi yesterday I sent an AMA email out to my mailing list, and got inundated with questions. The first two are answered in this video. I hope you like the intro-outro music. If you want to put questions to me, then join the list and drop me a line!

Saber Fencing at Joinville-le-Pont, 1900-1914

The military fencing academy of Joinville-le-Pont was the most influential institution shaping French fencing in the late 19th- and early 20th century. On the streets, grounds, and in the fencing hall, officer candidates trained in personal combatives such as la boxe française, savage, lutte (wrestling), as well as imports such as English boxing and Jiu…

Terrain v. Planche: A brief history of late 19th-century fencing spaces

The original French word for fencing strip, planche (lit., plank or board), encapsulates the nature of the original strip and points at its inherent limitations, which required adaptation of the footwork by the fencers. The planche was initially conceived as an outdoors device: It could easily be placed on sand, gravel, or grass, and provide instant even ground……

DVD Review: German Medieval Martial Arts, Volume 2: Sword, Buckler & Messer

The DVD explains all the techniques in the context of a system – any technique you can do with the arming sword can be done with the messer. The buckler can be added in and is the icing on the cake. Just like their Poleax DVD, all techniques are presented in a very clear manner,…

A Sword is a Sword

Swords have been classified and organised into groups often by specific shape, function or culture. The question is what is the best method of classifying them, is it one or a combination of these methods. Burton (1987) suggests two which are common among collections being Topical and Geographical or Material and Formal, the former considers…

Sword and Shield Combat in Norse Sagas

A previous post discussed the subject with regard to treatises and the use of the sword and shield. […] The idea that the shields of this period were weak in some fashion, even though there is evidence of them being destroyed in the same saga, should not be over-stated, the shield was still used as…

Sword and Shield Treatises

In studying the idea of the use of sword and shield in the medieval period there is an issue as there is a large gap in knowledge. Studying the sword and shield in the Renaissance period is not so much of an issue as when the shield left the battlefield it found a place in…

Historical Fencing Etiquette

At the beginning of a bout the two combatants salute one another, this is a sign of respect and thanks for their presence. Any officiating staff or an official table can be saluted as well, this is also a sign of respect and thanks. Once the bout has concluded the two combatants should handshake at…

A 15th century kirtle

Read the original post and see more pics on Recreating History After two fantastic months on Iceland I’m now back in Sweden. The rest of the summer will be filled with a lot of work before my studies start again and I realised that I wouldn’t be able to go to any reenactment event this year…

Regency (and late 18th century) mitts

Read the original post on Recreating History. A while ago I made a pair of regency mitts. They were intended for an event last spring which I didn’t manage to attend as I went to Florence with my Chamber Music Orchestra instead. The mitts were the only thing of the ensemble that I managed to get…

Viking Bog Axe Tested on Boar

Thrand test an artifact Viking age bog axe head found in Novgorod, Russian on a wild Boar carcass in Forged in Fire style by doing the famous kill test of Doug Marcaida from the History Channel program. So sit back and watch the famed Historical Torslev or Torslav axe possibly an early Scandinavian ,Varangian Gaurd,…

Lindenwood Viking Shield Test

For 30% off Odin Ring at V.K.N.G Jewelry use this code :THRAND30 with this link : https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/THRAND30?redirect=%2Fproducts%2Fodin-ring-silver For 20% off other productsThis code : THRAND20 with this link : https://www.vkngjewelry.com/discount/THRAND20 Thrand test the Historically accurate replica of a Viking age real linden wood Shield famed in the Sagas and rune poems with all Viking age…

Longbow from ArcheyBowman – Unboxing

Thrand receives a powerful English longbow from master bowyer ArcheyBowman from Ebay https://www.ebay.com/str/archeybowman the man who made the 105# bow from the popular video ” Warbow / English Longbow Vs Plate, Chain Maille and Gambeson ” https://youtu.be/JqkiKjBQe7U . Special thanks to Archeybowman on Ebay for excellent English Longbow! https://www.ebay.com/str/archeybowman/ Special Thanks to Brad Lynn for…

Rare Indian Khasi Sword tested on Hog

Thrand tests a rare Indian Khasi sword from Medieval Shoppe Australia in the Style of the History channel program Forged in Fire He does the famous kill test from the program with the two handed Khasi sword or two handed Naga Dao. Khasi Sword https://medievalshoppe.com.au/khasi-sword-india/ Weight: 1.71 kg Overall length: 137 cm Blade length: 74…

A Visit to the 1910’s castle in Tjolöholm

Read an original post with more photos on Recreating History A couple of friends and I visited the Swedish castle of Tjolöholm for an afternoon tea in the 1910’s. They have an exhibition with some of the costumes from Downton Abbey at the moment and therefore had that theme on their afternoon tea. Me, Annette,…

Forerunners of the Fechtschule Pt I: Antiquity

The Fechtschulen or ‘Fencing Schools’ were combat sport events that purposefully emulated their historical predecessors as public spectacles attempting to maintain martial arts training traditions that date back to Ancient Greece. Some argue these Fechtschulen events for the Middle and Lower classes were pure sport and spectacle with little value […] Continue reading Forerunners of the Fechtschule…

Review: The GFFG Berbekucz Club Sword

“Now, when starting up the Gothenburg Free Fencers Guild […], we wanted to have a club sword that was as close as possible to historical originals, both in shape and characteristics, and which would fit well with the sources we study; primarily the treatises of Joachim Meyer.” Continue reading Review: The GFFG Berbekucz Club Sword on…

Maxime Chouinard

Maxime Chouinard of Kingston Irish Fighting Arts: French sources deserve to be better known

My focus is really on 18th-19th and early 20th century HEMA. What I would call “Industrial martial arts” and the remaining vernacular traditions which survived in that period. When I started HEMA, I tried to do as much as I could. Longsword, rapier, sabre, wrestling, staff, stick etc. I still think it is very useful…

Meyer Fechtshule

Lichtenauer’s Weak-Strong-Before-After-Meanwhile and also retreat in fencing

There is no general theory of when one must withdraw, either because it is tactically advantageous, or because he is in danger. This analysis is an attempt to address both of these issues, and demonstrate that they are the same question, with the same answer […] Continue reading On The Five Words and Withdrawal on…

On fencing societies and charity in the 19th century

At least as early as in the early 17th cent, fencing masters swore to care in particular for widows and orphans, as can be seen in e.g. the oaths of the fencers of the Company of Maisters of the Noble Science of Defense. And this tradition was maintained in Germany until modern time, partly as…

HEMA comic book written and illustrated by a middle school student

Goliath: Written and Illustrated By Emma King. Middle school student, historical fencer, and aspiring comic book artist. The story of a high school girl who accidentally tumbles into the world of historical fencing. Alexandria is a high school student and soccer star. When she has to leave her high school team, her world begins to…

Lillebjörn of Wisby HEMA School: I started watching Schola Gladiatoria, when my son slept

In early 2015 I moved to the island of Gotland, Sweden, and became a father more or less at the same time. During my parental leave I started watching Matt Easton’s Schola Gladiatoria videos, when my son slept. I realized that there was an academic approach in HEMA that appealed to me. I had for…

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Cold Steel

A company dedicated to making the strongest and sharpest knives. Also gear for reenactment, modern hunting, sharp weapons for HEMA and replicas of historical weapons from all over the world. Website: www.coldsteel.com Facebook: Cold Steel

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VB Swordshop – Swords by Victor Berbekucz

In my workshop, I make series, and custom-designed products using traditional technology. The forging, grinding and polishing hasn’t changed significantly over the centuries; However, thanks to technical achievements, this process is greatly accelerated. (The apprentice tired faster than the hammer machine.) My products are pedominantly hand made, especially the custom-designed orders. Victor Berbekucz   Website:…

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HEMA Alliance Events Calendar

Calendar including plenty of Historical Europen Martial Arts events. Not all of them are supported by HEMA Alliance.  

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Purpleheart Armoury

Supplier in HEMA equipment and training weapons – mainly made of steel, despite the name. Many weapons based not only on European tradition, but also African, American and Asian. Website: www.woodenswords.com

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Maps of HEMA clubs, club finders

Theese are places, where you can find a club or a school of Historical European Martial Arts: HEMA Alliance Club Finder Currently in BETA. Club finder is free to all clubs and study groups. Focused on US, as HEMA Alliance is an American federation Map run by Austrian club Ars Gladii Focused on Central Europe…

Primitive Bread Baking In Early America – Rye and Indian Bread

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Cutting Swords Aren’t Always Broad

Cutting Swords Aren’t Always Broad

Sword “Breaker” or Sword “Catcher”?

Tod’s reproduction of a Renaissance Sword “Breaker” or is it a ‘sword catcher’? Most likely named by the Victorians, these unusual looking daggers were actually used to catch and control an opponent’s rapier blade and so Sword “Catcher” would probably be a more accurate name. if you are interested in custom historical weapons have a…

Krieger - Historical Weapons

Krieger – Historical Weapons

Krieger – Historical Weapons Producer of swords, messers, daggers, sabres and other historical weapons. Also plenty of individual realizations. We combine the experience and knowledge of archaeologists – weapon experts, veterans of historical reenactment, adepts of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), enthusiasts of experimental archeology and craftsmen. Website: Krieger Historical Weapons Facebook: Krieger – historical…

Stick Fighting: How to Hit Someone With a Stick!

Stick Fighting: How to Hit Someone With a Stick! Looking at the variety of ways that sticks have been employed throughout history to hit people. More videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

How To Cut Upwards With Medieval Longsword

Longsword Cutting Upwards Exercise More video at https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

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Kalcifer Forge

Married coupe – manufacturers of knives and other weapons: historical, modern and fantasy-style. Facebook page: Kuźnia Kalcifer Seax – Kalcifer Forge Bowie Knife – Kalcifer Forge Seax – Kalcifer Forge Sheepsfoot knife – Kalcifer Forge   A film about Kalcifer Forge’s owners: Adela & Igor Alagierski (English subs)

How to remove medieval arrows (and more about crescent heads)

How do you remove a medieval arrow head stuck in your body and what the heck are those crescent shaped heads for? This film shows you how to get a barbed arrow head out and explains (I think) what the curved arrow heads were for. Many thanks to Max Albertz for providing the reference for…

Six Medieval Arrow Types – What are they for?

Tod of todsworkshop.com discusses six medieval arrow head forms. How and why they were used with the English Longbow in Medieval Britain. If you are interested in medieval reproductions my commission work can be found at www.todsworkshop.com and my budget lines at www.todcutler.com Arrow heads discussed: Plate Cutter Needle Bodkin Barbed type 16 Leaf shape…

Medieval Baselard Daggers – 3 styles

A film discussing the Italian/English and the Swiss/German style baselard and the differences in construction. Part of this family of weapons, and the 3rd to be discussed, is the Swiss Dagen or Dolch. The two daggers are available from www.todcutler.com and the Dagen is from www.todsworkshop.com

Medieval Dagger Grips- how big??

Looking at medieval dagger grips; their size, shape, function and comfort using 7 daggers as example pieces for discussion. All these daggers are available from www.todcutler.com , visit my facebook page next week 21st-25th May 2019), get the code and you will get free postage anywhere in the world. If you are interested in medieval…

Medieval “BIG Knife” – The Albion-Tod Grosse Messer!

Reproduction of a Medieval/Renascence “Grosse Messer”. A style of short sword popular with civilians and soldiers in fifteenth and sixteenth century Germany. This was a damaged Albion blade, repaired and hilted by Tod. Scabbard and Belt by Tod’s Workshop. Bronze belt fittings and chape available from TodCutler.com If you are interested in medieval replica weapons…

Gorman Wooden Waster and Training Sword Types

I take a look at the Gorman Wooden Waster (Hickory), and talk a bit about options for starting HEMA training. You can find the Gorman Wooden Waster here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/462430619/wooden-training-longsword

The Medieval Sword Knot

Sword knots are well known in military sabers, but it has it’s roots in the Middle Ages, lets take a brief look at the Medieval Sword Knot. Note: Putting the sword knot on this swords pommel wasn’t an option due to the odd pommel shape. It would almost always be attached at the pommel, but…

Colonial Army Rations: Beer Every Day! – Spruce Beer In Early America

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Medieval Daggers and Knives Related to Social Status

Medieval Daggers and Knives Related to Social Status

Historical Laundry Part 3: The Evolution Of The Washing Machine

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Did they have soap in medieval times?

Jason investigates medieval soap and other techniques for cleaning your hands after a long day at work. Credits: Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Medieval Eating Knives Compared to Daggers and CONTEXT

Medieval Eating Knives Compared to Daggers and CONTEXT

How To Laundry Circa 1780

Special thanks to “Maggie” for sharing her expertise and knowledge with us in this wonderful laundry demonstration! Contact Carol and Frank here ➧ http://www.parsonjohn.org/ ➧➧ Visit Our Website! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/ ➧➧ Help support the channel with Patreon ➧ https://www.patreon.com/townsend ➧➧ Sign up for the YouTube Mailing List! ➧ http://www.townsends.us/youtube_list.htm ➧➧ Twitter ➧ @Jas_Townsend Facebook ➧…

Blade Restoration (Kukri Knife) With Rust Eraser Sabitoru Product

Blade Restoration (Kukri Knife) With Rust Eraser Sabitoru Product – For removing rust, heavy dirt and patina, from metal surfaces. It works really well on blade and can even be used to revitalize modern blades. Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Xl6vA5 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FS0BFJC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FS0BFJC&linkCode=as2&tag=scholagladiat-20&linkId=c583fcf847c2924db3ded9b02b1ebda8

The Nipple Shield Boss of the ‘Dark Age’ Migration Era

The Nipple Shield Boss of the ‘Dark Age’ Migration Era

Sword Makers, Edge Sharpness & Katanas

Sword Makers, Edge Sharpness & Katanas

Who Did The Laundry In The 18th Century?

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Power – How Much To Use In Weapon-Based Martial Arts?

Power – How Much To Use In Weapon-Based Martial Arts?

Neyman Fencing

A full range of equipment for Historical European Martial Arts: HEMA jackets, HEMA trousers&skirts, HEMA protectors, HEMA gloves, HEMA weapons and more. We are HEMA practioners, who constantly test our products. Through feedbacks from fencers around the globe we are improving our products and designing new ones. We travel around the world sponsoring HEMA competitions,…

How A Man Shall Be Armed: 11th Century

Discover how a Norman knight of the 11th Century would be armed for battle with the finest equipment available.  

PBT Historical Fencing

Hungarian supplier of HEMA clothing, protectors, masks, swords, gloves and bags. Website: PBThistoricalfencing.com Facebook: PBT Historical Fencing

Red Dragon Armoury

Manufacturer of Historical European Martian Arts equipment. Most of our research is conducted through the Schola Gladiatoria and Sword Forums. We have a range of high profile test groups in the UK and overseas that we constantly work with to ensure our products are fit for purpose before being launched onto the global market. Website:…

Faits d’Armes

Protective equipment and weapons for Historical European Martian Arts, medieval combat and kali. Website: FaitsdArmes.com Facebook: Faits d’Armes

The HEMA Shop

We carry a diverse range of products that cater to Historical European Martial Artists (HEMA), Re-enactors, Live Action Role Players (LARP), theatre groups and collectors. We are also a major supplier to the heritage industry. Our trade department supplies large organisations such as English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Armouries, British Museum, The…

Spes – Historical Fencing Gear

Polish gear for Historic European Martial Arts: protective gear and steel, wooden, synthetis and foam weapons. Website: Histfenc.com Facebook news: SPES Historical Fencing Gear

Fabrica Cacti

Shop run by members of Polish “Hellas et Roma” Association. Products related to Roman Empire: olive lamps, shoes, swords, shields, clothing, knives, bags, furniture and more. Main page: Fabrica Cacti Facebook news: Fabrica Cacti

Simeon England – Everyday Living in an 18th Century Settlement

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Persian & Arab Sword – Shamshir or Saif

Persian & Arabic Sword – Shamshir or Saif http://www.antique-swords.co.uk https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Scottish Highland Officer’s Dirk – A 74th Regiment Example & Historical Origin

Scottish Highland Officer’s Dirk – A 74th Regiment Example & Historical Origin https://auctions.chiswickauctions.co.uk/auctions/9999/srchis10605

The South American Gaucho Knife

The South American Gaucho Knife, with Matt Easton Chiswick Auctions Arms & Armour Auction: https://auctions.chiswickauctions.co.uk/auctions/9999/srchis10605

Indian Daggers – Katar, Bichwa and Khanjar. With Matt Easton at Chiswick Auctions.

Indian Daggers – Katar, Bichwa and Khanjar. With Matt Easton at Chiswick Auctions. Chiswick Auctions Arms, Armour & Militaria auction catalogue (29 May 2019): https://auctions.chiswickauctions.co.uk/auctions/9999/srchis10605

Hermann Salutkanonen

We’re a small family business based in Germany (near Bonn). We are specialized on manucfaturing customized saluting cannons for museums, reenactors, collectors etc. Website: www.hermann-salut.de Facebook: Hermann Böller- & Salutkanonen / Salute Cannons

The History Bunker

Reproduction of military and police uniforms to the entertainment industry and the private individual. Our client list includes major movie production companies such and Warner Bros, Pinewood Studios, The BC, Universal studios and Paramount Pictures, as well as museums such as Madame Tussauds, The Imperial War Museum (London) and the Australian War Memorial. As well…

Albion Swords

Hand-made, limited edition museum-quality swordsdesigned by Swedish swordsmith, author and researcher Peter Johnsson. Website: Albion Swords Facebook news: Albion Swords Limited LLC

Battle Armoury

We are manufacturer and exporter of Armours, Helmets, Chainmails, Shields, Gauntlets etc. All of our items are hand made by artisans and craftsmen. We have 25 years experience in manufacturing. Main website: Battle Armoury Facebook news: Battle Armoury

Re-enactment Supplies

Re-enactment Supplies was founded in 2009 by Steven Davies to plug a significant gap in the UK market. All of our arms and armour are suitable for use in U.K battle re-enactments. We also purchase many of our items from companies all over the world, making sure they all conform to UK re-enactment group rules…

Lorifactor

In our store you will find a broad range of replicas and historical reconstructions, mostly from the Medieval period. Our products are based on archeological and pictorial sources. Their quality was appreciated by many historical reenactment groups, museums and hobbyists from Poland and abroad. Among our products you will find belts and knight’s girdles, accessories…

Spes Medieval Market

At Medieval Market website we offer you articles related to medieval reenactment. To assure historical accordance of our articles, we rely on the studies of historical sources (such as well preserved medieval findings) and when they are not available (none or few examples) we use illustrations, paintings and literature from the proper period. Our offer…

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What is a “progressive” reenactor?

I consider myself a “progressive” reenactor. The units I belong to generally label themselves as such, as do the majority of the reenactors that I consider to be my friends. There’s been a lot of talk in the last few days about the progressive side of the hobby, and I felt that I should probably…

Beef Stew For The Middle Class

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The Quintessential British Soldier Kit

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Boiled Pudding: Not Just for the English

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Modern History: A Funny Thing About Medieval Hoods

A look at medieval hoods, how they’re used, how they’re worn and something you probably didn’t know about them. Credits Direction, Camera, Editing, Sound Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Music licensed from PremiumBeats

Is the sword more Important than the horse?

Jason and Warlord investigate the basics of distance and sword use from horseback and how to get the best strike at speed. Credits: Warlord Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE @ModernHistoryTV @RebellionJason Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

How does a medieval quintain work?

Jason and Talos explain how and why a medieval quintain is used and show it in action. Credits: Talos Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE @ModernHistoryTV @RebellionJason Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Where does medieval ink come from?

Medieval writing needs ink. Where do you get it and how is it made? Credits: Gossamer Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Did people have bad teeth in medieval times?

Jason, the Modern Knight, discusses medieval tooth brushing and attitudes to dental care. Can halitosis kill? Credits: Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from PremiumBeat.

Backdrop of the Tournament Gallery at the British Royal Armouries

It’s Maintenance Week at the museum! Our amazing maintainers have been working hard in the Tournament Gallery to ensure our collections are looked after to the highest standards. Join us for a peak behind the scenes. Where to find us: ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://blog.royalarmouries.org/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s…

The creepiest objects at the Royal Armouries

With Halloween approaching, we uncover some of the more ghoulish items in the Royal Armouries collection, including instruments of torture and punishment, relics of fearsome ancient folklore and macabre depictions of tales most horrid. Where to find us: ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://blog.royalarmouries.org/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national collection…

Recreating a 500 year old helmet for our jousting tournament

2020 celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, the single largest and most expensive summit-meeting-cum-sporting-event of the sixteenth century, staged just south of Calais between King Henry VIII and the French King, Francis I. To celebrate this important anniversary, the Royal Armouries is commissioning a replica of a 500 year old…

Royal Armouries answering questions about jousting

Ahead of our annual International Jousting Tournament, we asked for your jousting and medieval tournament related questions. Our knight in residence (and Assistant Curator), Scot Hurst has all the answers. Where to find us: ⚔Website: https://royalarmouries.org/home ⚔Blog: https://blog.royalarmouries.org/ ⚔Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/ ⚔Twitter: https://twitter.com/Royal_Armouries The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour.…

Sailor Rations – Stockfish Aboard Ship

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How to Make Unit Standards that Work

I recently wrote a post about the importance of unit standards and how they can really help to improve the quality of both your unit and the hobby as a whole.  But, I didn’t write about what should go into those unit standards.  So, here you go: Standards should be progressive and change with new research…

The importance of unit standards - Historically Speaking

The Importance of Unit Standards

It’s my personal opinion that one of the best things a unit can do to improve its overall quality, ease of participation, and professionalism is to establish some sort of unit standards.  I’ve seen unit standards range from lists of approved vendors, to uniform guides, to participation guidelines, to a complete set of all of…

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The store has replicas of historical uniforms and equipment from other manufacturers. The offer is addressed to history enthusiasts, reconstruction groups, film studios, theaters, museums and other entities that require historical uniforms faithfully reflecting the realities of the era from which they originate. Main page: partyzant.pl Facebook news: https://www.facebook.com/partyzantpl/

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How to Get Started as a Lady Civil War Reenactor

How I Got Involved in Civil War Reenactment I’ve always been something of a Civil War geek. I’d seen Civil War reenactors in movies like Glory and North and South, but I always thought reenacting was something you had to go to school for (or at least have some sort of prior experience in) before you could participate.…

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Walhalla.com.pl

Polish group that connects crafting and selling reenactment accesories with organising living history events and also cooperation with museum and filmmakers as items provider. They are concerned with history from ancient Rome to II World War. Main website: http://www.walhalla.com.pl Facebook news: https://www.facebook.com/Walhallacompl Shop: http://www.walhalla.com.pl/sklep/

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Fort Military Institute

Uniforms, military costumes, army equipment. Focused on US Army: both WW2 an modern. https://sklep.fort-mil.com

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How to Get Started With Historical Reenacting

Have you often wondered what it might have been like to actually live in the past? Historical reenacting gives you that chance. Becoming a historical re-enactor requires an unquenchable thirst for history and abiding patience with uncomfortable accommodations and ridiculous outfits. Short of actually traveling back in time, however, there is no better way to…