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Armor and Weapons at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The museum also has a wonderful collection of polearms. You can see them on this page here: Polearms at the Cleveland Museum of Art.




Half-armor from about 1590, Italy

Half Armor

Basket-Hilted Broad Swords

They are brilliant, beautiful and just a little bit unusual. You don't see many of these and the Museum has a nice collection of them. They are broadswords, sharpened on both sides and were popular in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Basket Hilted Broadswords


Picture below:

-Gothic Breastplate and Taces, 15th Century Italy
And from Left to right the long weapons:

- Two handed sword with flamboyant blade (Flamberge), 16th century Germany
- Halberd 16th Century Germany
- Two handed sword, 16th Century Germany

Halberd and Two handed swords


Black and White Armor

Black and White Armor


Daggers and Stilettos

Daggers and Stilettos

A Thrusting Sword (Estoc)

An Estoc

Armor for Man and Horse, 16th Century Germany

Armor for Man and Horse



Will forging a sword

How to Make a Sword - I take you through the whole process of making a sword. And this one is a good sized sword! Really beefy and feels good in the hands. How to Make a sword - It also comes with a detailed step-by-step youtube video.


ChainmailHow to make chainmail: This is a tutorial that shows you step-by-step how to make chain mail. I show you which wire to use, how to create the rings and how to weave the actual mail. How to make chainmail. I will also be doing a tutorial on how to make a piece of chainmail armor.



The Complete Bladesmith - Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, select your materials, fashion grips and hilts, grind edges and much more!