Thrand Travels to Asfolk Viking Martial Arts a HEMA and living history group in Eagan Minnesota to judge a Viking forged in fire style competition to build the famed historical seax or sax knife. The entire competition is done with Viking age or period tools such as tongs, anvils and hammers plus on the very…
Please excuse the clip out, I removed the point where the washing machine started singing.:) Specs for swords: Overall length – 97 cm / 38.2 in Blade length: 78 cm / 30.7 in Handle: 11 cm / 4.7 in Cross: 19 cm / 7.5 in POB: 7 cm / 2.7 in Flexibility: 11kg / 24.2lbs…
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Clothing can change close combat, especially sword fighting, hugely. Heavy winter clothing can approach armour in its defensiveness. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The importance of ramrods and the innovation of captive ramrods on antique firearms. Extar videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
I have said some negative things about spadroons in the past, but maybe we should be judging them in different ways. https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/
A video discussing 14 different medieval and renaissance daggers that I have made over the last few weeks. Looking at interesting features about each dagger and discussing them. No particular agenda or direction to the film; just some information and thoughts on a few medieval styles.
A fantastic manual on the use of close combat weapons during Napoleonic naval warfare is now available. The treatise of Lieut William Pringle Green: http://swordfight.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Instructions-for-training-a-ships-crew-in-the-use-of-arms-in-attack-and-defence-by-Lieutenant-William-Pringle-Green-1812.pdf
Greetings, The following discussion is about accuracy and the assertion that “accuracy is the best weapon”. This will be discussed from three different points of view, all of which are relevant to those with an interest in swordplay. Accuracy is an element of which its importance cannot be denied, but for many where the application…
Is dual-wielding swords the same across different martial arts and periods?