Tag: HEMA

The Countess Rapier

∴ An Elegant Solution∴ “The Countess will see you shortly,” says the footman, bowing curtly and turning on his heel. You exhale, and the empty room swallows the sound.  You’ve heard the stories about the crumbling schloss and its sole inhabitant – about how…

The Slavic Longsword

∴ A Knightly Counterpart ∴ The needle rushes through stubborn cloth to pierce the pad of your thumb. You curse, then hold up your work for appraisal. The time-worn tabard is no regal regalia, but belted at the waist it might just do. You…

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…

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 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…