Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-22 08:15
The government of India has recognized that, as a crop, rattan can provide people living in poverty "with a sustainable way out of poverty, a stable source of income for growing range of micro, small and medium sized enterprises." An article on their website lists the SCA as a consumer of the crop.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-10-14 10:22
Idaho Falls, WA resident Nute Scott used to just think that armoring in the SCA was kind of fun. Now he makes a living at it by selling suits of armor at Renaissance Fairs. Matthews Evans of the Olympia, Washington Olympian has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-27 14:18
Archaeologists working on a Viking site 62 miles west of Copenhagen have discovered a 10th century shield. The wooden artifact is said to be well-preserved. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-12 09:28
WEALHHNUTU CHAINMAIL GATHERING AND POTLUCK
WHEN: October, 18, 2008 (It's a Saturday) from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
WHERE: Castle Brandhard in Wealhhnutu March
WHAT TO BRING: Bring projects to work on or to show. Bring mandrels (cranks for making springs) if you have them. Bring 2 pairs of pliers if you have them. If you have wire you may bring it. Construction tie wire is good to begin with, as it is cheap and fairly easy to work with. Two methods of spring making will be available. Some wire will be available. Wire cutters will be available. THIS CLASS IS FOR CHAINMAIL ARMOR-MAKING AS WELL AS JEWELRY-MAKING. WE WANT TO SEE IT ALL!!!
Submitted by dariuscoligny on Wed, 2008-09-03 18:12
The Barony of Arn Hold will be holding an Archery and Fighting event on the weekend of October 17-19th.
We are putting out a special challenge to the Populace of this great Kingdom to bring your bows, your swords, your rapiers and YOUR SIEGE WEAPONS!
That's right, the first ever "Fetchez la Vache" (or as we like to call it, "Fetchez la Moose") will be happening that weekend at the Call to Arms event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-07 06:43
Italian archaeologists have discovered the burial site of a Lombard warrior interred with his horse. The skeletons were found n a park at Testona, near Turin, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-18 06:34
Legio Draconis reports that the latest issue of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, is now available in PDF format online. The Spring A.S. XLIII issue's theme is "On Campaign."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-06-14 18:18
The Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. glints with Renaissance armor as the library presents the exhibit Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare June 5 through September 9, 2008.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-06-06 10:16
"Levantia is a site for the social history of the Roman Empire and Near East, roughly between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. It explores this especially by means of practical reconstruction and experimentation. It also includes discussion of the issues of historiographic method and representation in public contexts."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 09:24
Marine archaeologists are working to recover the cannons from an Elizabethan ship which sank near the Channel Islands in 1592. The big guns will be taken to the Tower of London for expert restoration and conservation.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-24 15:44
An innovative new research project, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will look at the life of the professional soldier in England from 1369 to 1453.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-05-23 12:32
Benedict Longsword of Monmouth reports that armor was stolen from the vehicle of Michael Ward (Ian Lowery) in Montgomery, Alabama during the weekend of May 10-11, 2008. Lord Benedict hopes that SCA members will be on the lookout for it.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-22 14:06
Dan Crowe and Rob Farrer of the Manx Detectorists Society have found artifacts with their metal detectors before, but nothing quite as dramatic as fragments of a Viking sword, a rare find on the Isle of Man. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-21 13:37
Security was tight for the April 1, 2008 meeting of U.S. President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko, as captured by Reuters photographer Grigory Dukor, who observed security's reaction to guys in armor.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 14:26
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin is going medieval this summer with a series of exhibits highlighting medieval armor and photographs of SCAdians by California photographer E.F. Kitchen. Keith Uhlig of the Wausau Daily Herald has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-04-27 18:18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will host Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection through fall 2009 in the Arms and Armor Galleries, 1st floor, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery.
Submitted by jkmerchants on Thu, 2008-04-24 19:34
Dragon Swords N Daggers offers medieval weapons and armor as well as articles on medieval history and information about medieval times and the period that spawned Europe from the V to the XV century. The articles include medieval weaponry and torture devices, the life within a castle walls, and knighthood.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-12 09:11
California natives Ed and Kim Slone are moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where they hope to pursue their SCA interests. Linda Richardson of the Sault Star caught up with them at the recent “Passport to Unity” event designed to welcome new residents.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-10 09:14
The weight of historical swords has often been debated. J. Clements weighs in with his opinion in an online article for ARMA, The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-04-07 17:42
An exhibition, The Age of Armor, will be presented April 19-June 22, 2008 at Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. The exhibit will consist of armor from the Higgins Armory Museum, as well as photographs by SCA members "in the form of platinum prints of California photographer E.F. Kitchen."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 13:10
Oakeshott Institute Master Armorers Residency will present five days of hot-metal forging demonstrations as well as demonstrations of chivalric practices by two armorers from the Minneapolis-based Oakeshott Institute.
Opportunities to try on armor and handle other forged pieces. A tented outdoor program.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-21 14:34
Pitbull Armory supplies protective armor to a number of creatures -- including humans. The latest armored critter is a squirrel.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-18 09:46
A plan to regulate antique firearms in New York City may have repercussions for re-enactors and museums who use black powder weapons. If passed, owners of these weapons would be required to submit to the same licensing rules as for other firearms.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-13 12:00
On June 7-8, 2008 the Revolutionary War Veterans Association will conduct a marksmanship and history clinic in Minerva, Ohio.
AQT Marksmanship Training
For Sunday only participants, The majority of the skills will be taught on Saturday. We'll attempt to catch you up best we can, but can't devote a great deal of time to review.
Canton/Minerva, Ohio - June 7 - 8, 2008
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-18 11:20
In an article for The Guardian, James Fenton looks at the armorer's craft and its continuing appeal to museum visitors.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-13 14:09
Amaze your friends! Learn how to open a champagne bottle with a sword! No kidding, WikiHow has the instructions.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 17:07
February 24, 2008 – June 1, 2008 the Cleveland Museum of Art will host Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria, an exhibit of over 200 pieces of armor from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-01-07 17:38
Join bronze sword enthusiasts from all over the world for a 4-day event in celebration of sword-making when the 2008 Sword Festival takes place September 5-9, 2008 in Bodmin moor, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-02 08:03
"In the wrong hands, samurai swords are dangerous weapons," Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said recently on the announcement by the British government that it would ban the sale of the swords.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-28 15:21
Reclaiming the Blade, a new film celebrating the art of the sword, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2008. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, the film "explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen."