Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-04-07 18:42
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 14:10
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 15:34
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 10:46
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 13:00
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 12:20
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 15:09
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 18:07
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 18:38
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 09:03
"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 16:21
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."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 09:08
Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-22 20:01
Just in time for the holidays: "High quality, durable, foam latex weapons. They look real and can deliver a sweet beat down!" (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-10 09:36
The George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts will host The Cutting Edge: Modern Metallography and the Ancient Secrets of Swordmaking October 23 through December 20, 2007.
Submitted by Monacnong on Fri, 2007-10-19 11:31
The Norse Chieftain Helmet is an SCA combat-legal helmet, made with a dynamically sculpted face, made of 14 gauge hot rolled mild steel, some details are a "feather beard, and mustache" It was forged by Jenna Brocious of The Lonely Mountain Forge http://members.aol.com/gijchar/norchief.htm If you are interested please send me a private message or email Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org for price quote or to make an offer
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 19:38
The discovery of an early 16th century sword has brought smiles to the faces of Swedish archaeologists Katarina Schoerner and August Boj. The sword was found with a metal detector August 30, 2007 near the Harbour of the Sheaf Kings. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 16:39
Fred Tang of Tenzan Production and the Weta Workshop have collaborated to create a new process for the lightweight chainmail used in such films as Lord of the Rings and Kingdom of Heaven.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-21 11:52
BBC reporter Mario Cacciottolo got a taste of the re-enactor's life when he buckled on armor at the recent Festival of History in Northamptonshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 23:14
Lark Books, publisher of books dealing with "crafts, home decorating, woodworking, cooking, and outdoor living," is calling for submissions of images of "outstanding handmade knives, daggers, folding knives, tomahawks, swords, hunting knives, forged blades, and other implements for publication in a juried collection of international studio metalwork."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 15:04
Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007: German Medieval & Renaissance Martial Arts
Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th September
The AHSF Conference 07 website is up. You can find it here:
The Con will cost $185 for early birds. The price will rise, so sign up
Submitted by kyppyn on Tue, 2007-08-14 23:39
Black Tower Enterprises specializes in Custom made SCA armor and accessories. If you have always wanted leather armor with your SCA device or Celtic knotwork in the colors of your choice, then check out their catalog and gallery of past customized armor.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 12:08
The skull of what is believed to be the earliest gunshot victim in the western hemisphere has been discovered near Lima, Peru.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-24 18:56
Medieval life is alive and well at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the form of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Maisie Ramsay of the Capitol Times reports.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-24 12:21
It's not often that armoring and cooking cross paths, but Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes has created a cake in the shape of the Sutton Hoo helmet.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-16 11:18
Njall Olaf Hagarson (Scott B. Jaqua), of the kingdom of Caid, has announced that he will appear crafting weapons on the Discovery Science Channel's Faces of Earth program on August 9, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-03 17:45
A controversy has arisen over the authenticity of La Tizona, purported to be the sword of legendary Spanish hero El Cid. The sword was purchased recently for UK£1m by authorities in the Castilla Leon region, but others in the Culture Ministry claim that the sword is a fraud.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-09 14:00
"The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620," a special exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, displays the many styles of horse armor popular in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-06 17:20
The Shire of An Dun Theine is partnering with the Huntsville Museum of Art to do a family fun demonstration at the Museum on June 16th, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00. We want to invite all local SCA groups to come out and help kick off the exhibit with grand pageantry and style.
will begin set up on the lawn of the museum beginning 10:00, but the
actual fighting, dancing, and art demonstrations will not begin until
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-02 21:30
A photo with the image of three knights in armor has been "farked" as part of the Fark.com Photoshop Contest website. The results are pretty amusing.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-21 16:01
Goshen, Pennsylvania swordsmith John Lundemo has earned an international reputation as for collectors of steel blades, but 25 years ago, he was just a guy in the SCA learning to fight with wooden swords.