Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-19 19:40
Michael Spiers, the proprietor and chief armorer of Stonekeeper Amory, has undergone emergency spine surgery, and his assistant has announced that current orders will be delayed.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 11:19
Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has announced that the new ban on the sale of knives and swords in the United Kingdom will help stem knife violence in the country. So far, over 12,000 blades have been turned in to authorities.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-06-25 20:42
Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-15 15:50
Baroness Katheryn Hebenstreit, Chronicler for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports that an SCA fighter from Nordmark (Sweden) has had his armor stolen during a burglary.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-11 14:58
Take a virtual tour of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's armor collection and learn about the history of armor with Knights in Central Park, an interactive website dedicated to historical armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-28 20:21
Patrick Kelly of the Albion Benefactor's Society, has written an article on the history of weapons used by the 10th and 11th century Normans.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-21 10:06
Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal for the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Jerusalem, Israel, reports that the shire held another successful event. He has posted photos online.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2006-03-14 22:20
Revival Clothing offers a complete line of medieval clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen as well as well-fitted, historically accurate Gambesons, which are available from stock. Their designs are based on historical patterns and research and are made in authentic fabrics bringing you quality and authenticity at an affordable price. Most colors are in stock and ready for immediate deli
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-14 19:50
Salisbury House, a 42-room mansion located in Des Moines, Iowa which is modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, is celebrating its reopening for public tours after an extensive renovation with "Swords & Shawls," an exhibit featuring a display of swords dating from Medieval times through the 19th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-03-07 00:06
A treasure trove of Germanic weapons dating to the 2nd century C.E. have been discovered near the Bohemian town of Chomutov. The 22 rusty iron shield handles and sword tips were discovered by a hiker who found them "uncovered in a quiet grove."
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2006-02-15 15:18
Zweihammer Armoury provides do-it-yourself kits that allow novice armourers to construct advanced projects with minimal tools. Currently available projects include an SCA-legal helmet and gauntlets; more on the way. Detailed instructions are available.
Submitted by glorious on Sat, 2006-02-04 16:39
Art Thou Glorious has taken chainmail out of the realm of armor-making and into the realm of artistic jewelry. All of the jewelry is created using saw-cut rings, and the jewelry is tumbled to create a perfectly comfortable piece of jewelry. This means the jewelry will never scratch, pinch, catch hair, or tear silks. The chainmail items are unique creations and include some of the most intricate jewelry available.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-23 16:34
Stuart W. Pyhrr, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Curator in Charge of the Department of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present Splendor in Steel: Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a lecture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Pillsbury Auditorium.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-18 13:06
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-12 13:29
Deirdre and Ajax in the Kingdom of Atenveldt have reported the theft of armor from their home in Phoenix, Arizona.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-11 11:52
Guthroth Of Colanhomm reports that re-enactment gear owned by the group Conquest was stolen recently from a secure garage in North Bristol, England. The site was then set on fire.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2006-01-05 16:23
Medieval Reproductions offers "carefully researched, historically accurate reproductions of medieval arms, armour, and artwork", in time periods from Roman to Renaissance. Their main focus is armour, but they also create costumes, accessories, tapestries, architectural adornments, and furniture.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-22 16:57
During a recent trip to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, President Bush was greeted by Mongol warriors in full armor.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-10-25 16:35
"Age of Armor from the Higgins Armory Museum" will be on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through January 1.
Submitted by Doug Strong on Mon, 2005-10-10 14:52
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-19 15:15
14 skilled swordmakers will lose their jobs when British institution Wilkinson Sword closes its plant. The renowned crafter of ceremonial swords for British cavalrymen is scheduled to close at the end of September 2005.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2005-09-11 16:27
Custom hand forged blades in high carbon and pattern welded laminate by Dr. JP Hrisoulas.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 10:31
Lord Calum Munro reports that a Scottish claymore of great sentimental value was stolen from the front of a merchant booth at Pennsic 34. He asks that SCA members be on the lookout for the sword.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-08-20 11:38
Sara Ivry of the Boston Globe visits members of the Higgins Armory Museum's Sword Guild, a group of modern day people who do serious research into the history of swords and swordsmanship.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-16 13:57
The New England Bladesmiths Guild will host a 3 day seminar entitled Sword 2005: From Ore to Sword in Hand: History, Smithing and Martial Arts Techniques September 16-18, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-06 11:05
September 9-11, 2005, the Chicago Swordplay Guild will present the 6th International Western Martial Arts Workshop.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-29 19:26
For only $10,000, YOU can own Kirk Douglas' gladiator armor from the movie Spartacus!
Submitted by Gwydion Matauc on Fri, 2005-07-22 15:59
DeCordene Wireworks is a chainmail purveyor offering armor, jewelry, fun stuff, ladies' wear, loose rings (over 370 styles), tools, custom work, specials, garage sale and miscellaneous items. The web site also offers How-To guides with a sizing chart.
Submitted by Gwydion Matauc on Fri, 2005-07-22 15:47
All armor produced is as close to period/cultural reproduction as possible without deviating from the standards of safety required on the battlefield. Period re-enactment groups are also welcome. All armor can be made to reproduction specs and of lighter gauges of steel than SCA regulation armor. Custom arrangements can be made for items not in the catalog.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-15 14:13
The joke is: "How many computers does it take to re-create the Middle Ages?" Blogger Uncle Horn Head shares the latest synergy of ancient craft combined with modern world necessity with a chain mail iPod cover created by his lady wife.