The sword section will probably be my favorite. I've got gobs of links here, and I keep on finding more.
. Sword Making Information -
A few pages as a start at passing along what I've learned about making swords (and knives), for those who might want to get started. My wife says I should try to write a book about it! I plan to describe the thought processes, physical work processes, a list some recommended books with helpful information, and a list some of the tools that are basic necessities and the ones that make the work easier and a lot more fun.
Pictures of the hilts I've made.
List of Sword Sources for all you shoppers. With internet Web links for easy on-line browsing.
List of Fencing Sword & Blade suppliers, especially schlager blades for SCA fencing.
More sword links - added in a rush on August 26. 1998 (without descriptions, unfortunately)
http://www.renaissance-faire.com/ www.silvermane.com/BSH Rapier.html http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/1264/Swordpg.html
Information about the basics of choosing a sword and finding a good quality sword can be found at Information about what makes steel and a sword on
including metallurgy, hardness, weight and balance, quality of steel, heat treating, and more.
(July 18, 1999) The Complete Rapier - with "History of the Sword," "Philosophy of the Duel," "Drills for the Starting Swordsman," "Digrassi Drills," and links to rapier and live steel suppliers.
One with schlagers, too: http://www.en.com/alchem/
merch-rapier-msg (messages about rapier suppliers from the SCA newsgroup or mailing list - comments about Merchants who sell rapier and fencing gear. http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/rialto/merch-rapier-msg.html
List of sword sources from The Fencer's Soul: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7679/equiplnks.html
Fencing Humor page at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/7679/Humor.html
Frequently asked questions about classical fencing and historical swordsmanship http://pages.prodigy.com/kmoser/fenfaq.htm
Writing Fencing Scenes http://www.black-gate.com/fence01.htm
The Noble Science of Fencing (interesting article) http://www.clarityconnect.com/webpages/ifv/noble.html
The Academie d'Espee exists to promote the practice and enjoyment of period style combat with the rapier and related weapons Try typing www.aclltd.com/~academie/index.htm THE LINK MAY BE BAD! January 16, 1999
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