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.

The Viking Store

Medieval reenactment products, mostly shields and helmets. Also many LARP, Cosplay and viking-themed products, primarily jewelry. Website: www.thevikingstore.co.uk Facebook: TheVikingStore.co.uk

AgeCraft

A team of craftsmen, who are experienced in the sphere of blacksmithing and medieval armor production. All armor is hand crafted, produced in accordance with the technology of armor manufacturing of olden days. At the same time, all our armor meets the safety and authenticity requirements of the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”.…

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – Arrows vs Armour

What happens when a 160lbs ENGLISH LONGBOW shoots FULL WEIGHT MEDIEVAL ARROWS at properly Reproduced MEDIEVAL ARMOUR? The English longbow is laden with myth; of its origins, its power, its achievements. The centuries that have passed since it was used in earnest, means that the knowledge of what the bow was actually capable of doing,…

Medieval Myth Busting by Tod’s Workshop – The Armour

Medieval Myth Busting – More Detail. This film looks at the breastplate, specifically the one we used to conduct a series of tests that are shown in here….https://youtu.be/DBxdTkddHaE. It will make more sense if you watch the main film first and then return to this one. The contributors are all world class in their fields…

Horse Armour in the Medieval Islamic Middle East

The earliest widespread use of horse armour appears to have been in Inner Asia, perhaps more specifically in Khwarazm. Thereafter horse armour became notably characteristic of Central and Inner Asia, not only amongst nomadic tribes but also amongst settled peoples such as the Turkish Uighurs of what is now called the Chinese autonomous region of…