Armouring and Weaponsmithing
Making of metal armour and weaponry
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-19 14:50
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 08:47
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 14:02
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 09:32
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 13:40
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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-04-15 15:15
The Grand Traverse Herald reports on a museum exhibit opening at which the SCA "provided Medieval and Renaissance ambiance during the reception."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 05:53
A double-handed sword used by Scottish hero William Wallace left Scotland for New York, where it was the centerpiece of an exhibit at New York's Grand Central Station.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-09 18:03
An article in the recent British Archaeology magazine discusses evidence that Romans had and used duct tape.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 16:36
Tighter gun control laws in South Africa are causing more and more South Africans to purchase medieval weapons for their own protection.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-02-20 11:35
"The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620" will be on display at the Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 15, 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-01-10 23:09
Promise Land offers everything from chain maille to wooden weapons to leather armor, all built by hand for an authentic look that cannot be achieved by the use of machines. They offer many exclusive custom products as well.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-01-08 12:26
Sir Blackhand prints the SCA Kingdoms' devices on window stickers. Each Kingdom and a generic SCA sticker are available, as is the "Take Courage" tennis ball crossbow for use in SCA combat archery as done in the Kingdom of An Tir.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 13:51
Chivalry sports has medieval and Renaissance costumes, accessories, armor, swords and other weapons, as well as games, gifts and collectibles.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-01-07 12:27
Since 1996, Historic Enterprises has been bringing high quality reproduction items to historic sites and historical enthusiasts worldwide. All of their offerings are based on historical material, and many are exact reproductions of pieces from museums and private collections. They provide an historical accuracy rating and documentation online, quick shipping, first rate customer service.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2005-01-07 12:23
Amazonia Enterprises, also known as "Swords by James the Just", provides rapier weaponry and protective gear suitable for use in the SCA and other groups.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-25 11:38
A 2,000-year-old Roman infantry sword "autographed" by its original owner, has been added to the collection of Great Britain's Royal Armouries.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-12-10 15:39
As part of its Almanac series, the History Channel will present "The Master: Konrad Seusenhofer--Master Armourer."
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2004-12-07 12:50
Dame Aoife presents her guide to historical holiday gifts and their modern counterparts for the medievalists on your list.
Submitted by Olyane on Wed, 2004-12-01 09:40
Mallas, a member of the Tuchux household, shares a description and photos of a new custom helm created for her by a SCAdian armour shop.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-11-30 12:55
The Armour Archive is a resource site and online journal devoted to the art and science of armour fabrication. The site includes features a library of armouring essays and tutorials, online discussion forums, chat sessions, and of course an extensive catalog of related links.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-11-30 12:33
The Ring Lord provides raw materials and tools for making ring mail and chain mail of various sorts. The web site also has an extensive gallery of customers' finished projects and works-in-progress.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2004-11-30 12:13
Located in Blakely, Pennsylvania, the Lonely Mountain Forge is an armour and weaponry manufacturer that provides highly-authentic fighting gear as well as Tolkien-inspired fantasy creations. They specialize in the period from 500 BC to approximately 1100 CE, but also branch out into later periods.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-11-29 12:48
Blademaker and SCA member Jack Hathman is featured in an article by Erika Kelsey for the Columbia Missourian.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2004-11-21 11:00
Polar Bear Forge is committed to making fine blades, ranging from an everyday work knife to a historically influenced reproduction. Custom orders are available on all blades so that you can add your own touch to your design. Quality is very important, and all blades are built to be used, abused, and then used some more.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2004-11-18 12:21
This week's Aoife's Links List is on the subject of Medieval Handgonnes, Cannon, Arquebus and Matchlokkes.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-05 08:14
"Now Thrive the Armorers: The Arms & Armor of Shakespeare" will be on display at the Higgins Armory Museum through June 23, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-10-06 09:36
Just in time for the holidays: Neiman Marcus is selling a custom-fitted suit of armor.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2002-12-29 21:09
Here is a Christmas present for armorers: an extensive annotated list of armoring links and related websites posted by Lis on the AEthelmearc listserve.