Category: Mythos

Of Copper and Conviviality

∴ A Return to the Paddox ∴ May marks the beginning of festival and tournament season for many an intrepid fencer. For us, the summer arrives in the shape of Swordpunk, a breathtaking boutique festival where weapons experts and circus performers come together to… Continue Reading “Of Copper and Conviviality”

Of Countdowns and Carrying On

∴ A Year of Resurgence ∴ It feels like only months ago I was writing our last New Year’s update in the middle of lockdown, and wondering what 2021 would hold. While it’s undoubtedly been a year of ups and downs across the board,… Continue Reading “Of Countdowns and Carrying On”

Of Cutting and Camaraderie

∴ A Joyful Return ∴ As with many fencers, we felt the lack of events deeply over 2020 and 2021. Crossing festivals off the calendar began to take its toll, and those regular reminders of our wider community left a sword-shaped hole. So it… Continue Reading “Of Cutting and Camaraderie”

The Search For Excalibur: Chapter I

∴ The Borderline of History ∴ The Balefire was always fuelled by stories. Stories of knights-errant and wily rogues; the kinds of stories that filled our shelves and hearts as children, and which inspire us still as we forge and fence. The great swords… Continue Reading “The Search For Excalibur: Chapter I”

The BALEFIRE BADGE

∴ Show Your Colours ∴ Does your fencing jacket need a little more pizazz on the piste? Is your kit bag in need of a rock’n’roll overhaul? Or maybe you just want to tell the world you have great taste in swords. After numerous… Continue Reading “The BALEFIRE BADGE”