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Marto's tradition of masterful sword smithing
Marto's tradition of masterful sword smithing
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For over 100 years, Espadas y Sables de Toledo, S.L. has been producing bladed weapons under the MARTO and BERMEJO brands using traditional craftsmanship. The company, based in Toledo (Spain), can look back on a rich history of sword…

Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
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After almost a thousand years of existence, the Roman Empire was in decline. The once powerful emperors had become mere statesmen whose position had little importance. Budget deficit started to affect the equipment of the soldiers, who adopted…

Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
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Our previous article gave us an insight into the arrangement of Roman army during the times of Roman Kingdom and the early Roman Republic.…

Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
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Some of us today are surprised to learn that Rome, whose borders at one time spread beyond the Mediterranean region, was just one of the many cities of the Apennine Peninsula dependent on agriculture in its early days. And it was ruled by kings.…

Medieval Under-Armour Clothing: What Did Medieval Warriors Wear Under Their Armour?
Medieval Under-Armour Clothing: What Did Medieval Warriors Wear Under Their Armour?
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When the medieval army was summoned, the higher-ranking officials performed the so-called “muster”. This included inspection of the necessary equipment for each warrior. Not only weapons and armour were the subject of scrutiny, but also the…

Medieval Plate Armour Makers: Forgotten Craft, or an Opportunity?
Medieval Plate Armour Makers: Forgotten Craft, or an Opportunity?
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It would seem that the golden age of the makers of plate armour has ended with the emergence of firearms. However, the craft has not completely disappeared. What changes has armour making process undergone since the earliest times? Why are people…

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
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This article is dedicated to the military history of Ancient Greece between the 8th and the 5th centuries BC. It was the time of flourishing city-states, with well-equipped and well-trained armies to defend them. Ancient Greek armies can be said to…
Chainmail Armour - Luxury for Knights and the Rich
Chainmail Armour - Luxury for Knights and the Rich
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Chainmail armour is an impressive piece of craftsmanship designed for warriors, providing a high level of protection against all sorts of weapons. Explore the secrets of the manufacturing process of chainmail armour, and find out why it became a…
The Life of the Vikings: From Settlements to Sea Journeys
The Life of the Vikings: From Settlements to Sea Journeys
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The harsh Nordic lands were too overpopulated, pushing the Vikings out into the open sea in search for new lands, where they founded new settlements - the British Isles, north-western France and many other places. The descendants of the Vikings…
Viking Weapons and Armour
Viking Weapons and Armour
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The first states began to emerge on European territory in uneasy and difficult times. The Iberian Peninsula was dominated by Muslims, and various nomadic tribes poured in from the eastern steppes. As if it weren't enough, the Vikings began invading…
The Evolution of Chainmail Armour
The Evolution of Chainmail Armour
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Chainmail armour, or ring armour, was the most widespread and longest-used type of armour throughout history. From Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (or even longer in certain regions), ring armour was widely used by warriors throughout Europe,…
Armour of the Eastern warriors
Armour of the Eastern warriors
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Are you curious about the types of armour used by Muslim rivals of Christian knights or Russian boyars? Do you want to know what Arab and Oriental armour looked like? Read on to find out!
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