Were AXES used as weapons in the ‘Age of Sail’ by Pirates & Sailors?

Boarding axes are featured fairly often in movies and TV set during the Age of Sail, by pirates and sailors. But were these axes really used very often as weapons? Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

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.

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…

Paramerion sabre trainig - Academia Leontes

Academia Leontes: this is how Byzantines fought

Georgios Georgas is an instructor of historical martial arts in the Academy of historical European Martial Arts “Leontes” – club focused on late Byzantine and post-Byzantine period of history but they also study and practice ancient, medieval, renaissance and modern swordsmanship. “As far I remember myself, I grew up with the epics stories and poems…

Medieval Treasures

My name is Jadwiga and I run that store since 2011. You may find here broad selection of silver and bronze jewellery, mostly replicas from archaeological findings from all over the Europe. Thanks to cooperation with Kokosz Manufacture we can provide also gambesons and padded equipment, covering the period from 9th to 16th century. Website:…

English Longsword The Rownde from Ledall’s Roll fully tested!

Thrand in collaboration with Chris Sizemore and Shawn Kreger test an English longsword technique called the Rownde or Round form the Ledall Roll a longsword fencing manual from 1535 and 1550 Tudor Period England. The Manual is assumed to be written by J Ledall,.The only fencer with the name J. Ledall currently known to be…

Latchet Crossbow – rapid fire historical crossbow

This style of crossbow was popular in Northern England and Southern Scotland around 1600 and was reputedly used by Border Reivers as a self defence weapon. 280lbs draw weight lever action crossbow giving a rate of ‘fire’ of one every 10 seconds. If you are interested in custom historical replicas have a look at www.todsworkshop.com…