Tag: historical fencing

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”

The Deluxe Care Kit

∴ Care and Maintenance ∴ We believe that a good fencing sword should last you a lifetime or longer, forming a part of your legend and winning you plenty of fun along the way. In practice, however, there are a number of small issues… Continue Reading “The Deluxe Care Kit”

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 Volutio Rapier

∴ A Serpent’s Heart ∴ The curve of the dragon’s head is familiar under your thumb, almost comforting. You follow the sinuous wave with your fingertips, into the vortex of the guard, and for a moment you’re transported. Soft firelight and the scent of… Continue Reading “The Volutio Rapier”