Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ages Of Armor: A Look At Armor Types

Throughout history, armor has taken on many forms.  Starting simple, each new armor development has played off the one that has come before it and strengthened it in many ways.   For deeper insight, here is a brief snapshot of armor … Continue reading

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One Swing Above The Rest: Ancient Roman Swords

Throughout history, many great civilizations have come and gone.  But there has been none as notable as the civilization of ancient Rome!  Credited as the founder of western civilization, the ancient Romans rose to prominence and contributed many things in … Continue reading

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The Journey of Medieval Helmets

When it comes to helmets, it is easy to assume that they are all the same.  However, this is simply not true.  One helmet is not always like another.  In highlighting the different types of medieval helmets, you will see … Continue reading

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Famous Figures of Ancient Rome: Emperor Commodus

You may be most familiar with him from Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal in the 2000 film Gladiator, but here is the real story of the infamous Roman emperor, Commodus. Gladiator Armor: http://www.armorvenue.com/official-replicas-gladiator-movie.html Born as the tenth of fourteen children to Marcus … Continue reading

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The Roman Pilum: A Lethal Weapon

While swords were in full swing during the days of ancient Rome, there were times when they couldn’t quite make the cut.  In those instances, it was the pilum that came to the rescue.  Basically a long spear or javelin, … Continue reading

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The Samurai Sword – A Trusted Companion

What made a samurai great, besides their mad warrior skills, were the weapons they used…specifically the sword!  It is hard to imagine a samurai without a sword, which makes sense, because they were never without one!  In looking at samurai … Continue reading

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