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Armor & Chainmail Maintenance Tips 101

Posted by Sword N Armory on Jul 8th 2019

Armor & Chainmail Maintenance Tips 101
Congratulations! If you're reading this article you almost certainly have just entered the exciting world of ancient armor; perhaps your first chainmail purchase is sitting before you right now, begging to be opened.In the Good Ol’ DaysOf course, most of us who like to imagine ourselves fighting in armor on the battlefields of the good old days do not think we will have to maintain our own equipment. We like to think that we will have squires or pages or some kind of dedicated helper to ma
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Behind The Scenes Look For What Goes Into Doing a Medieval Reenactment

Posted by Sword N Armory on Jul 8th 2019

Behind The Scenes Look For What Goes Into Doing a Medieval Reenactment
The short answer is ORGANIZATION.The BeginningStart with an evaluation of your resources.This begins with estimating the number of participants you can expect. Based on that estimate and the people available to participate in managing the reenactment, select the participatory activities for the event. These can include competitions of period cooking, crafting demonstrations and sales, musical performances including period dance and, of course, a battle.If you include any activities involvi
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The Sword Making Process: Forging. Tempering. Folding

Posted by Sword N Armory on Jul 8th 2019

The Sword Making Process: Forging. Tempering. Folding
The art of making swords has experienced renewed interest in modern society. Whether it's due to gaming, or a general interest in the war arts of the past, how a sword is made peaks the interests of many people. This solitary and efficient weapon is a favorite of every society. It is revered, and requires a dedicated passion to old arts, as well as, new notions of construction. Making a sword requires knowledge of metallurgical properties, and a love of efficiency. Throughout history, swo
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Hand-to-Hand Combat: Native Americans Vs. Ninjas

Posted by Sword N Armory on Jul 8th 2019

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Native Americans Vs. Ninjas
The Native Americans vs. Ninjas, an interesting concept, right? It's actually not too far-fetched, and it does make for interesting combat. However, these two groups have two totally different styles. One’s more upfront, the other’s more elusive. If these two were to meet, it would be on their own terms.With that said, let's see what this battle would look like from both perspectives.NinjasIn my opinion, a ninja would win purely based on the art of subtly. They’d adapt to their surrounding
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Spear Throwing: Precision and Accuracy

Posted by Sword N Armory on Jul 8th 2019

Spear Throwing: Precision and Accuracy
With all of the hi-tech gadgetry that we’ve access to today, it's hard to imagine a stick as "hi-tech". At one time it was. Clubs and spears were the first tools that man developed to hunt, fish and fight. It's one of the most distinguishing factors in our early evolution.History Leading Up to Today TimesEarly spears are estimated to have originated a half a million years ago. First as a straight wooden stick, sharpened to a point on one end. Then we attached sharpened stones to improve
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