Dame Meenakshi Gurukkal is a Master of Swords….

Dame Meenakshi Gurukkal is a Master of Swords….

Dame Meenakshi Gurukkal is a Master of Swords…. Meenakshi Gurukkal crouched low, sword poised; her eyes unblinking as she faced her opponent in the mud-paved ‘kalari’ or arena. From the tree tops, a mynah’s call resonated in the silence. In a flash...
A unique Viking sword goes on display for the first time

A unique Viking sword goes on display for the first time

A sword was found in Langeid, Bygland (Setesdal, S. Norway) in 2011. It is a unique sword from the late Viking Age, embellished with gold, inscriptions and other ornamentation. It is now being displayed for the first time in an exhibition entitled “Take it Personally”...
Were the Viking Swords from Future…

Were the Viking Swords from Future…

The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial Revolution. About 170 Ulfberhts have been found, dating from 800 to...
A Sword Forged of Meteorite

A Sword Forged of Meteorite

Modern blacksmith artisans from ASBL Lucilinburhuc use old world craftsmanship to transform a meteorite into a sword.  The meteorite is heated to form the raw material. Then it must be carbonized to transform the brittle iron and trace metals into hardened steel. For...
William Marshal: The Greatest Knight

William Marshal: The Greatest Knight

 The Medieval Ages have seen many a knight come and go with some knights remembered in history such as Richard the Lionheart, King Arthur, Edward the black Prince, Sir Lancelot of Camelot, and many more. But one knight that is considered to be the Greatest Knight is...
Do you tell a sword by its Cutting?

Do you tell a sword by its Cutting?

Swords come in all size and shapes, lengths and weights but they all have one thing in common. They were designed to be extremely effective killing tools. In today’s world where we do not have the need to use these tools to their full potential, they still...
Rawlings Synthetic Swords

Rawlings Synthetic Swords

Developed in conjunction with Dave Rawlings, founder of the London Longsword Academy and the HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) community, our new line of polymer sparring swords is rapidly finding favour with European broadsword sparring enthusiasts. Made in the...

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