Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ancient Rome Oddities To Accompany Your Ancient Rome Armor: The Colosseum, Slaves, Etc.

Ancient Rome was a great civilization boasting of elaborate architecture and fierce fighters among other things.  However, the people of ancient Rome also had some interesting practices and modes of operating in other areas.  For example, when a baby was … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Facts About Knights-Their Armor, Their Weapons, and Their Way of Life

Knights have been around for centuries and continue to live in as the subject of film, literature, and pop culture.  There is a wealth of information on these daring warriors, so here are some lesser known facts about knights to … Continue reading

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On Guard: Fencing Swords

When it comes to sword fighting, one of the most popular types is fencing.  Originating in Spain, the sport gradually moved through other parts of Europe, including Italy during the Italian Renaissance and eventually developed into modern fencing.  The art … Continue reading

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LARP Games: Rules And Types

Call it nerdy!  Call it lame!  Call it what you will, but live action role playing (LARP) games have never been more popular than they are in today’s times.  People of all ages are desperate to find a way to … Continue reading

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The Morion Helmet – A “Head” Strong Choice

When looking at the many helmets throughout the ages, one of the most interesting is the morion.  Prominent during the 16th and 17th centuries, the morion helmet was an open helmet with a flat brim and a crest from front … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Sale!

We’re starting our 12 days of Christmas Sale! Get an Instant 15% off your order with the coupon code “christmas15” – Use at checkout on any item, any order size! Get your final Christmas gifts in with big savings! This sale lasts … Continue reading

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The Norman Knight: In Training, In Armor, In Battle

Several hundred years ago, if one was looking for the sharpest tool in the shed, they need not look any further than the Norman knight.  Having a reputation for being the best trained and best equipped soldiers throughout Europe, these … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Pirate

When thinking about pirates, it is easy to picture them as only villainous and greedy men who raid and steal.  True, they had their moment of these behaviors, but let’s also keep in mind that they were mere seamen and … Continue reading

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