Where to Buy a Suit of Armor

Whether it’s for display in your main hall or for wearing around the house, an authentic suit of Medieval armor is a great investment and can be passed down as an heirloom in your family for many generations.  MedievalCollectibles.com sells a wide variety of suits, from Gothic to Tournament to Samurai.  They range in price from $1900 to $11,000.  A bit pricey, but at least they’re high quality.


Published in: on December 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Where to Buy an Affordable Scimitar

Yesterday, MedievalWeaponInfo.com posted a great, little informative piece on the history of the scimitar.  Give it a read!  If you’d like to own a scimitar yourself, I would highly recommend the Kult of Athena shop, where you can buy an historically accurate and quality Persian scimitar for only $179.95.  (Many other scimitars sell for twice that amount.)

Also, enjoy this interesting, and at times unintentionally humorous, video demonstrating the use of a scimitar:


Published in: on March 22, 2011 at 11:46 pm  Comments (2)  

Where to Buy a Medieval Spiked Mace

MedievalWeaponInfo.com last week highlighted the medieval flanged mace (also sometimes known as the “morning star” or “spiked mace”): “A deadly effective spiked mace is the flanged mace. The metal flanges, protruding edges of metal, allowed the wielder to pierce through even the thickest metal armor. In 12th century Kievan Russia the Pernach was developed. It featured six flanges and became popular across Europe for its ability to pierce plate armor and chainmail.”

You can buy one for your own home from TheCastleCourt.com for $119.

Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm  Comments (1)  

Baroque Oak Weapon Cabinet

From Antiques Gothic on Ruby Lane: “Circa: 1790 Dimensions: 29″ wide x 16″ deep x 58″ high This is a very rare, English Baroque Gothic Court Cupboard. We purchased it in Oxford, England.  It is made of Oak and has a rich, Deep Oak Patina. It is in very good condition.  This is a very collectible, period piece. The carving is quite detailed and has a distinct ecclesiastic influence.  The top of the Court Cupboard has a deeply pronounced, highly carved Canopy Cornice.

The overall form of the Cupboard is rectangular with deeply canted corners. At the center is a profusely carved, Door. The Door depicts the bust of a Knight with an Angel carved above. It is beautifully executed.  They are surrounded by intricately carved, Foliate Scroll Work flanked by Dolphins.  This Dolphin Motif is repeated in the Fixed Canted Panels which flank the Door.

The Drawer below and the Fixed Panels which flank it are similarly carved. Each is surrounded by delicately depicted, Foliate Scroll Work.  The Door has an incredibly intricate, period Skeleton Key and Lock. This suggests that the contents originally stored here must have been quite important. The Lock and Skeleton Key are hand tooled and beautifully made.  There is a Drawer below. It scallops along the bottom. Drawing it open reveals that it is a master piece of craftsmanship with both rear and back Dove-Tailed Joints. From underneath you can see that the Drawer is hand chamfered. This is another indication of the very advanced age of the Court Cupboard.

The Canted Panels flanking the Drawer also scallop beautifully along the bottom.  The Side Panels are carved with a gorgeous Strap Work Carving in a Scrolling Vine Pattern.  Barley Twist Columns flow from under the Cupboard to the Lower Tier. Unusual Finials carved with the Busts of a Woman, flank the bottom of the Drawer.  The Under Tier becomes a gorgeous Display Shelf. This would be the perfect place to display a statue.  The back of the Under Tier has Twin Sunken Panels with Gothic Diamonds embellishing them.

The Cabinet is supported upon Six Shaped Stile Feet.  This is a very rare, English Baroque Gothic Cupboard. It would look fabulous in a Gentleman’s Study. It has detailed carpentry. The incredible metal work executed upon it’s Lock, indicates a fine cabinet maker.  If you are a collector of very rare pieces of antique furniture, you will truly appreciate the beauty of this exquisite piece. It will add a refined Baroque Gothic elegance to any room in which it is placed.”

Published in: on February 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Where to Buy a Medieval Crossbow

Whether it’s for target practice, hunting, self defense, or just to keep the neighborhood kids at bay (only joking!), no home should be without a good, old fashioned, Medieval crossbow.  “Where do you get one made?” you ask?  Why, Crossbows.net, of course.  Have yours custom designed from a wide range of styles, including straight, Western, Padre Island, Flemish Arbalest, Central European, German Sporting, Maximilian, Ulrich the 5th, or Danish.  The average custom made bow will sell for a few hundred dollars, so they are not to be purchased lightly, but if you can afford it, they are well worth the price tag!

Published in: on February 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm  Comments (9)  

Learn to Fence

What sport could be more glamorous and elegant than bladed combat?  If you’ve been wanting to learn fencing, but haven’t gotten around to it, now’s the time.  Teach yourself a bit about the history of the sport, learn where to begin, enjoy comprehensive online fencing tutorials, and make sure you have acceptable gear.

Published in: on January 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Beginning a Knife Collection

Can’t think of what to get that special someone for the holidays?  Why not get them started on a knife collection?  Here’s some of the best online resources:

Published in: on December 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gun Lamps

Light fixtures made out of firearms.  Etsy.com has them.  What do you think?

Published in: on October 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm  Leave a Comment  


Learn how to throw knives!  Knifethrowing.info has pages explaining how to hold the knife, distances and trajectory, how to throw, how to practice, and different techniques.  If you want to buy throwing knives especially made for this sport, TrueSwords.com has some great prices.  They also sell target boards.

Published in: on October 16, 2010 at 11:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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