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Longswords and their data

For the past year or so, I have been gathering data on longswords. These come from a wide range of different source, …

Don Rodrigo

Unfolding the cape

Neither a real weapon, nor a simple cloth: the cape in Italian martial arts. The cape is an item of clothing, subject …

French fencing guilds

French fencing guilds of Paris, Lille, and Amiens in the 16th and 17th century Translated by Pierre Pichon Edited by Jean Chandler, …

In memory of Lt. Egerton Castle

On this day Sep 16 1920 one of our greatest HEMA Pioneers, Egerton Castle died. Together with men like Cpt Alfred Hutton, …

A proposed depiction of Johannes Liechtenauer holding a training sword, from the "von Danzig Fechtbuch" of 1452

The chronology of fencing books

At various points discussions have surfaced again and again, which question the chronology of the fencing styles and schools of late medieval and renaissance …

Smallsword

Smallsword... for we are many.

“Draw not your Sword but to serve the King, preserve your Honour, or defend your Life.” "Art of Fencing", Monsieur L'Abbat, 1696 (Andrew Mahon, …

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Furor et Ferrum

Very nicely choreographed public display of Renaissance fighting with various weapons. They won two well deserved golds in an international competition. And …

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Joachim Meyer's dagger system

Note: This is a working document and will continuously be updated as we work with our interpretations of Joachim Meyer's dagger teachings. …

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What is a fencer?

I know I am not the only one who feels fencing is more than training, research, techniques, sparring, and competitions. Being a …

HEMA Scholar Awards

Hi everyone! As we all know HEMA has many different aspects that are all equally important in our shared effort in recreating …