Tag: HEMA

The Vizconde Ropera and Dagger

∴ A Touch of Class ∴ Your fingers fumble at the elaborate fastenings of the black silk doublet and you mutter a curse, earning a clout from your mother. Softening at your expression of utter consternation, she draws you round to face her and… Continue Reading “The Vizconde Ropera and Dagger”

The Knave Arming Sword

∴ A Knave of Hearts ∴ The night air is honeysuckle-sweet as you lower yourself from the window. Your toes quickly find purchase in the wooden diamonds of the trellis, and with a last roguish smile, you begin your descent. Summer is a time… Continue Reading “The Knave Arming Sword”

The Gaia Eco-Swords

∴ A Force of Nature ∴ The scent of the earth is dark, damp and fragrant with herbs and minerals. Dappled sunlight plays against closed eyelids as a symphony of dry beech leaves rises to answer the whispering breeze. You smile at the sound,… Continue Reading “The Gaia Eco-Swords”

The Albis Arming Sword

∴ A Treasure Relinquished ∴ The Elbe is calm, broad and still, its green-grey surface broken only by the leaping of a lone fish – just as you remember from the long summer evenings of childhood. Your head is a tumult of spinning swords… Continue Reading “The Albis Arming Sword”

The Hausier Montante

∴ A Fate Entwined∴ Rough hemp cuts into your palms, but you bite your lip and continue to twist. The bitter sting is familiar now. Familiar as the dry, dusty stench of the ropewalk, and the weight of unwound material about your waist. You… Continue Reading “The Hausier Montante”