Useful information

Gurkhas

Gurkhas (or Gurkhalis) are Nepalese people traditionally known as tough, devoted, keen and never surrendering fighters. Their motto is “It’s better to die than to live as a coward”. They have always been harsh and scary enemies for all opponents that stood against them including British, Germans or Japanese.

Extract from the HMB Rules for Buhurt

Especially fans of the BOTN (Battle of the Nations) refer to us asking to produce a weapon that complies the HMB (Historical Medieval Battle) / HRMA (Historical Reenactment of the Middle Ages) rules. To orient in these rules better, we compiled this simplified extract. Except such specifications we pick several other rules we find interesting.

How can I replace the crossbow string?

It is recommended that two people cooperate when replacing the crossbow string. The first person (1) prepares the new string of identical length and strength. The old string to be replaced is still on the crossbow bow (lathe, prod). Have a look at the installed string whether and how it is twisted.

Cleaning and care of costumes

Have you obtained a carnival or a historical costume, and are not sure how to take care of it? It can be sometimes a tough nut to crack. We will try to help you with this text, so that you can come to terms easily.

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Whetstone

You have probably already been upset about a dull knife in your kitchen. You may also know that a dull knife is potentially more dangerous than a sharp one. A greater force has to be applied when using a blunt knife. If its blade reaches an unwanted place, it may do big harm.

Katana swords made by Citadel

The Japanese sword with a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands is called katana. It was used from 15th century by the samurais. They wore katana thrust through a belt-like sash (obi) with the sharpened edge facing up. The pairing of katana with a smaller sword „wakizashi“ is called the „daisho“. It represented the social power and a personal honour of samurai. One of the first-class maker of katana is Citadel. Go with us and see how a katana is made and find new knowledges about Japanese swords.

Difference between textile and leather liner

What is the difference between a padded textile liner and a leather liner? Can you send me some sample pictures?

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Classification of Battle-Ready-Weapons

Battle (show) combats at reenactment, i.e. prearranged choreography and combats with swords and other bladed weapons is more and more popular. A very large selection of different battle ready weapons of different producers and brands are offered in our internet store. There are big differences in processing technology, used materials and material quality and of course the price from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Cloth sample-cards for custom-made custumes

Do you like any of our historical costumes, but its colour(s) do not suit you ? Just for you we have prepared this page!

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

How and what materials are your daggers made from?

The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.

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