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Review: Ontario Knives Chimera

Among the countries of the world one stands out as truly blessed with excellent knife makers manufacturing big utility/combat knives. Why that …

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Review: Tinea Kombat Knife

Today we are going to look closer at a fairly new modern Italian-design combat knife that not so many have heard of yet, …

John Polychronakis was one of the last sword staff makers.

Sword staff: The sword of the poor!

Original article by Eytichios Tzirtilakis. Translation into English by George E. Georgas Once upon a time in the Byzantine Empire, the wooden swords were …

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Happy Easter from HROARR!

Just wishing everyone a terrific, HEMAtistic Easter! Keep up the great work with training, fighting, researching and most importantly sharing your knowledge, …

Jogo do Pau returns to the WWOC

It is my pleasure to announce that, after sadly missing the 2012 event, I’ll be again teaching at the WWOC (Hannover). More, …

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Review: SPES Dussack Waster

Given how important the dusack has been both in the fencing schools and tournaments, all the way from the very early 1500s …

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Free Fencing exercises

In our Meyer staff class we have been forced to develop methods that meet the simple fact that in staff fencing you …

Hroarr is closing down

Hello dear HEMA community! I am sad to say that I’ve reached one of those points in life where you have to …

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HEMA Charity 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what incredible people that make up the Historical Fencing community. Your hospitality, openness, willingness to share and generosity is second …

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A salute to Joachim Meÿer!

On this day, the 24th of February, 1571, Fencing Master and ex-soldier Joachim Meÿer died shortly after his arrival at the court …