Tag: historical fencing

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”

Of Swords and Sea Forts

∴ A Swordsmith’s Reward ∴ When your passion becomes your profession, drawing the line between work and play gets increasingly hard. Take fencing events, for example. As artisans we’re keen to see our creations in action, meet our clients in person, and get some… Continue Reading “Of Swords and Sea Forts”

The Maristella Smallsword

∴ A Siren Call∴ A lone and late-to-bed gull makes its keening call, your sole companion as you gaze upon the brooding waters. You can’t explain what wonder this half-rotten wooden groyn holds for you – only that every night since the news of… Continue Reading “The Maristella Smallsword”

Care and Feeding of your Balefire Blade

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”

The Pandaemonia Dussack (Discordian Suite)

∴ A Darkling Voyage ∴ You thought nothing could be darker than the benighted vista before you – an infinity of ink-black sea and sky, unbounded by horizon, unpierced by stars. Then you saw the ship. Its darkness is a corporeal kin to that… Continue Reading “The Pandaemonia Dussack (Discordian Suite)”