Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
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
Their Excellencies Gregoire and Giovanna, Baron and Baronessa Cynnabar, invite you to show your martial prowess at a Grand Tournament to determine the best of the best.
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
The Armour Research Society will be having its annual conference in Chicago. This year we are flying in some of the biggest names in the field of arms and armour from all over the world to be our speakers. These are the guys who wrote the book on the topic (I mean that literally.) Included in this illustrious group will be.
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-07-01 01:26
Thaden Armory specializes in custom-tailored armour reproductions and armour-related hardware.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-06-29 17:43
Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-06-25 11:52
Burnt Village Wares is a merchant source for all things Norse -- swords, knives, axes, spears, throwing knives & axes, chain mail, jewelry, handcrafted items, drinking horns.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-19 15:50
New research shows that Viking raiders were armed by German weaponsmiths who sold their wares to the 9th century Norse.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Fri, 2005-06-17 09:47
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! June 13 - 22, 2006 Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim Israel
Unto the members of the Knowne Worlde, the Incipient Shire of Ma’ale Giborim extends an invitation to All and Sundry to a most unique event; a ten-day trip to the Holy Land of Israel, whereupon you will visit ruins, excavations, sites and buildings spanning a Biblical to Ottoman timeline.
Shop in the Arab Shuk in the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the ancient monasteries scattered throughout the north and west, enjoy horseback riding near the Horns of Hittim and partake in a feast in a Crusader castle. Wade in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, swim in the Sea of Galilee and stroll along the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. To see a more complete itinerary, and our Shire FAQ (which addresses concerns about travel to Israel), please go to www.sca-israel.org
Deadline for reservations: March 1, 2006.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2005-06-06 15:02
It has been said that a fighter's armor is a project that is never really done. Dame Aoife this week offers helpful links to make new armorers get started, and to help experienced warriors keep improving their armouring skill.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-08 10:32
Andy Oakland, a props master for the History Channel, is looking for some Bronze Age props in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 14:40
Archaeologists working on excavations at the colonial Jamestown settlement have discovered, largely intact, a "coat of jacks," a rare example of 17th century body armor.