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All You Need to Know about Roman Soldier Costumes

Whether you’re putting on a theatrical production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” or simply interested in dressing up as a member of the Roman legion for Halloween, you want to look polished and realistic rather than cheap and commonplace. Obviously, you … Continue reading

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A History of Medieval Helmets

When it comes to your medieval hobbies and armor collection, historical accuracy is just as important as functionality. Check out this historical guide to medieval helmets from the costume experts at Armor Venue. 10th Century One of the first helmet … Continue reading

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4 Useful Tips to Keep Your Armor Good as New

If you want to keep your armor looking new, you will need to take care of it with routine maintenance. Many companies will ship you armor that has grease and is wrapped in plastic. It is important to remove these … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide for Roman Armor Collectors

Collectors looking to buy Roman soldier armor will have a lot of sections to assemble, so we’ve compiled a brief guide to the different pieces you may need to find. No matter what you’re buying, it’s not only important to … Continue reading

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All You Need to Know about Chain Mail Armor

While chain mail has been around for centuries and had been used by many ancient cultures from Japan to Rome, medieval chain mail has its own culture and history. If you intend to start collecting chain mail, we have a … Continue reading

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The Uniforms and Weapons of Roman Soldiers

The legions of Rome are legendary and with good reason. Rome raised the first standing army, required their soldiers to work at a steady pace every day of the week, and trained them in more skills than Boy Scouts have … Continue reading

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The Components of a Medieval Suit of Armor

One historian said that armor made the knights the equivalent of a medieval tank. They could wade through the battlefield dealing death without worrying too much about what was to come. Armor is complicated and full of French names that Americans … Continue reading

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Why You Should Try LARPing

What is LARPing? LARP stands for “live action role playing,” and it’s a hobby that’s taking the nation by storm. In LARP, participants dress up and act like specific characters. Whether from a book, movie, game, or completely original, the … 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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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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