The Chronicles offer advice on commissioning and caring for your swords, musings on the art and actuality of creating weapons, and news about our international wanderings.
As a swordsmith, I spend a lot of time poring over auction catalogues and museum pieces for inspiration. So much so that I sometimes forget that other people may not have quite so obsessive a grasp of sword form as my profession has provided… Continue Reading “So You Want a Custom Sword?”
When I think of epic tales of heroism, it’s not just the heat of the battlefield that gets my heart racing – it’s the aftermath. The crackling of a campfire and the lugubrious hum of a wooden whistle, scarred heroes trading tales over dark… Continue Reading “Care and Feeding of your Balefire Blade”
“Fire is our friend in the wilderness” ∴ Tolkien ∴ As January draws to a close, 2018 has already marked itself out as a year of intrigue and industry, It’s hard to believe that a month ago, Balefire Blades was little more than a name.… Continue Reading “Lighting the Balefire”