Category: HEMA

The Infanteer Sabre

∴ A Brush with Battle ∴ The scene plays out like a horrific pastiche, scored by an arhythm of blades. Strangely detached, you watch a British soldier sliced through by a French sword. The fatal blow’s deliverer gloats for a moment, before pride is…

Rascal, the Needle of Kinloss

∴ Honourable Satisfaction ∴ You run you hand over long black case and sigh. It was only a dalliance. In another time and place you might have gone through the proper channels, acted with propriety, married the girl and made a brother of Lord…

The Dioscuri Rapiers

∴ A beguiling edge ∴ “They can’t live with each other, and they can’t live without each other”, your mother always said, laughing over her lace-edged fan. If only she could see you now, you think bitterly. Brothers, and twins at that, you’ve always…

Experimental rapier blades

∴ An experiment in extremities ∴ When a customer requested a matched pair of rapier blades, designed for both single-handed and double-handed use, we couldn’t resist the chance to experiment. While the blades and tangs needed to be elongated for two-handed use, the client…

The Reverent Partisan

∴ A Proud Polearm∴ Step, two three. Step, two three. Step, two three. Halt. You sweep the wooden shaft under your arm, taking a half-step forward and dipping your head in respect to the mounted captain. Your downcast eyes cannot help but catch the…

The Bindingsbane Feder

∴ A Training Sword with Bite ∴ You half-step-half-stumble through the sturdy storeroom door and pull it closed behind you. Sinking to the floor, you feel your way over flags, wary of any sound that might give you away. Your fingers brush besom bristles and…

The Warding Sword

∴ A Scholar’s Defense∴ You place the sword before the altar of Walpurga, wincing at the clatter of steel on stone. The Saint’s painted eyes look on serenely, with no hint of her namesake’s challenging smile. For months you pored over the texts by…