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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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I Won’t Grow Up

One of the most enjoyable aspects of children is watching their imaginations run wild.  I am sure you have many fond recollections of the good old childhood days of dressing up and playing crazy games like cops and robbers and … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts

History is fascinating, as there are always more layers to uncover.  Just when you think you have found everything there is to know about a time period or civilization, you realize there is still a plethora of unknown facts.  For … Continue reading

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A Knight’s Best Friend

What do Braveheart, First Knight, and Robin Hood have in common?  If you were thinking that all of these movies are set in the Medieval period and have awesome fight scenes, then you hit the bull’s eye!  And what empowers … Continue reading

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