Category: HEMA

The Lich Sword (Type XIV)

∴ An Ensorcelled Sword ∴ Flickering shadows set the hairs on your bare arms on end. The torch in your hand sputters despite the still and stagnant air. For the briefest moment you consider turning back, but caution falls silent beside the thrill of…

The Reiter Longsword

∴ A Striking Statement ∴ The marble is cold beneath bare feet as you step toward the small framed print at the end of the hall. Unwatched, you trace the outline of the knight on horseback – his stance and expression resolute as he…

The Intrinsicate Rapier

∴ An Elegant Equilibrium∴ The play is all politics and murder, but that’s not why you’re on the edge of your hard wooden seat. You should have paid heed to the clawing feeling as you dressed for the theatre. It’s too soon to be…

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…