Medieval Sword Review & Cutting: Windlass Oakeshott Type XIV

The Windlass Oakeshott Type XIV medieval arming sword: reviewed and tested for cutting ability (with the factory edge). The sword available to order here: https://bit.ly/2YBDJOH Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique…

Cutting Techniques & Muscle Use with Swords, Axes, Kukri, Knives etc

Looking at some of the different ways of cutting with swords, knives, kukri, axes, etc and how different cutting angles may deploy the muscles and body mass in different ways, with different advantages and disadvantages. Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on…

Roman Gladiator Helmets, Shields, Armour & Combat

Looking how Roman gladiator equipment, specifically the helmets, shields and armour, hugely dictated the combat style and level of protection. Previous video on gladiator types: https://youtu.be/Db7JtQ0Iur0 Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun:…

CRAZY idea… War bow archers – turn away now

I want to test heavy English war bows against different armour types to find out what they can do; but I can’t shoot one…. And the “Lockdown Longbow” was born. An arrow launcher that shoots real longbow arrows of the correct weight, at the correct speeds and I am going to shoot at flexible armours,…

How to GRIP a Sword & Hilt Design: Historical Texts VS Personal Preference

How to GRIP a Sword & Hilt Design: Historical Texts VS Personal Preference. Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique Arms:…

Caino training sword “Doiman” review.

I was not paid nor was the sword provided as a gift. Very mixed feelings about this well made sword. A unique sword, which draws inspiration from the powerful Renaissance Master Achille Marozzo, the only Master of Italian tradition whit a complete system for using the two-handed sword. A tool specifically created to allow you…

What’s the perfect Size for a medieval longsword? Philippo Vadi’s advice from the 1480s

What was the perfect size for the medieval longsword, as used by knights, in the 15th century? Here we look at Philippo di Vadi’s advice. Wiktenauer: https://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Philippo_di_Vadi Sala d’Arme Achille Marozzo: https://www.achillemarozzo.it/pubblicazioni Windlass English Two-Handed Sword: https://bit.ly/2BcSfU3 Dynasty Forge Bastard Sword: https://www.dynastyforge.com/swords/european_arms/swords/oakeshott_xvia_medieval_sword_the_bastard/ Schola Gladiatoria HEMA – sword fighting classes in the UK: https://www.swordfightinglondon.com Channel support…

Sword of Francis I from the Musée de l’Armée

Olivier Renaudeau, a curator from the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, looks at a royal buckler belonging to Henry VIII of England. Over five episodes Olivier explores objects in their collection related to the Field of the Cloth of Gold. The Royal Armouries had planned to feature the objects in our exhibition in Leeds. These…