Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 18:42
A victim of home invasion in Memphis, Tennessee defended himself and gave police a solid lead in solving the crime when he lopped off the assailant's finger with a sword.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2006-12-12 18:21
The Emperor Maxentius was defeated by Constantine I in a battle in the year 321 C.E., but his followers apparently concealed his scepter, ceremonial weapons, and other regalia from Constantine's forces by burying the items. Archaeologists excavating Palatine Hill in Rome have located the cache, which is notable for the condition of the objects.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-04 07:59
Portsmouth High School senior and SCA member Patrick Agin may appear in the school yearbook wearing his chainmail, but the broadsword over his shoulder must go, say school officials. Bruce Burdett of the East Bay, Rhode Island newspaper reports.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-27 08:08
The Higgins Armory Museum and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have created a series of virtual exhibitions dealing with the martial arts in Medieval and Renaissance Europe with an emphasis on armor and fighting techniques.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Tue, 2006-11-21 10:08
The November 15, 2006 issue of New Scientist magazine contains a story on the technology of the Damascus steel swords used by the Saracens during the Crusades. A new study shows that forged steel techology was very modern.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-11-14 18:28
Can a fighter accomplish a cartwheel in full armor? Well... maybe. Mike Prahl gave it a try in 40 pounds of plate as he demonstrated his skill along with other members of the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Mankato, Minnesota. Free Press reporter Sara Gilbert Frederick had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 09:32
Washington State University student Matt James scorns the usual college activities for a hobby creating chainmail and fighting in the SCA. Lisa Waananen of the Daily Evergreen has the story and slide show.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-26 16:43
Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.
Submitted by macswords on Sun, 2006-10-22 16:43
MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC, is a low-price provider of swords, knives, axes, helms, pouches, and accessories. They invite inquiries about items not listed in their catalog and are willing to try to find hard-to-locate specialty items.
MacFarlane Swords and Accessories also creates custom leather items upon request, with each item being individually priced according to difficulty
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 18:53
Faelan ua hEogain (Michael McPartland) reports that his armor was stolen from his vehicle on Saturday September 30, 2006 in Sunnyvale, California.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-24 10:18
Blacksmith and SCA member Ugo Serrano has successfully combined reality and fantasy by using his medieval craftsmanship to create armor and weapons used in the movies. Leslie Slape of the Daily News (Olympia, Washington) reports.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-09-19 18:40
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 10:19
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 19:42
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 14:50
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 13:58
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 19:21
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 09:06
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 21:20
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 18:50
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 Mon, 2006-03-06 23:06
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 14:18
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 15:39
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 15:34
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 12:06
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-12 12:29
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 10:52
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 15:23
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 15:57
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 15:35
"Age of Armor from the Higgins Armory Museum" will be on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through January 1.