On weight and balance

In researching antique arms -or any kind of material culture for that matter- it is of paramount importance to actually…

16 November 2020

Chinese sword guards in Japan

The Chinese saber guard is called dāo hūshǒu (刀護手), or hùshǒu pán (護手盤) in Chinese. This literally translates to "saber…

27 July 2020

Why antique arms?

A question I am often asked. People usually understand why one is into antiques, but arms often bring up bad…

20 May 2020

Antique archery equipment

The Baltimore show is canceled and travel banned, so I will be staying at home for the foreseeable future.

16 March 2020