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.

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”.…

Smart Sword by SwordSTEM

This project integrated an embedded system that detects and reports martially sound strikes into a European Longsword simulator. This system filters out parries and contact too light to be considered valid while assessing the quality of a true strike. The entire system is contained within the sword simulator while disturbing its handling as little as…

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…

Pre-Viking sword found in Uppsala

Archaeologists have uncovered an ornate sword and other striking finds dating back to before the Viking Age in a burial site close to Uppsala. The grave dates back to some point between the years 550-600, the period roughly between what are known as the Migration Period and the Vendel Period in Sweden, before the start…