Medieval Battle Axes! with Thor’s Forge 14th Century Replica

Battle axes, of the one-handed variety, were popular from the Viking era onwards, but with the addition of rear spikes and other adaptations they saw a resurgence of popularity in the heavily armoured periods of the middle ages, particularly from the 13th century. Thor’s Forge:

Gribshunden crossbow reproduction (sort of)

In the late 15thC the Gribshunden, a Danish war ship burnt off the coast of Sweden whilst on a mission. In the 1970’s it was found and last year it started to be recovered. During the excavations, parts of a crossbow were found and a collaborative effort between Lund University and Blerkinge Museum asked me…

Who Wears Daggers?

Daggers available from and Historically different classes of people wore different kinds of daggers and this video is a quick walk through of 5 different 16thC folk and the daggers that would be suited to them. Many thanks to my fabulous models, in order Danny, Nick, Francis, Ant and Jasper Filmed on location…

Ask the Armouries Japanese Armour

+++ Re-upload with fixed audio +++ Our curator Natasha Bennet answers your questions about Samurai arms and armour, showing amazing objects from our collection and archive. Please comment on your questions and we can get around to answering them! Get our Elephant Plushie here —- To learn more about Japanese arms and armour buy…

Conserving Mail Armour with Scarlett Parry

Scarlett Parry discusses her time here at the Royal Armouries Museum and her experiences conserving the arms and armour in our collection, looking specifically at her work on mail shirts. Subscribe to our channel for more videos about arms and armour ⚔Website: ⚔Blog: ⚔Facebook: ⚔Twitter: We are the Royal Armouries, the…

Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

On Solo Training, and training with disabilities   Germans v Italians   Rapier dimensions, asymmetry, preparing for freeplay   Knights, katanas (again!), HMB, and a pattern welded longsword   What to do with a Million Dollars, training for Freeplay, et al   On Tournaments and other topics.

Medieval Weapons: The Pollaxe (AKA Poleaxe)

The medieval pollaxe (or poleaxe) is a very important weapon which reached peak popularity in 15th century Europe. It is optimized for armored combat and is as complex as the longsword in its construction and techniques of use. It can be found in many medieval fighting treatises. RELATED VIDEOS: