Monday, August 24, 2015

Remembering Vesuvius

Today many people are remembering the events of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in AD 79. It is amazing to know how far we've come in being able to anticipate such natural disasters and therefore evacuate and save many lives. Not that we're perfect in that regard as we're still recovering from the tsunami at Fukushima. Point being nature will mess you up. Respect it. Learn more about Vesuvius here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Are we reaching you?

We have recently released our newest pole arm blade the Spanish Halberd Head. It has been that long since we introduced the many types of pole arms offered through the Cold Steel Man at Arms series. Personally I love to see a variety of weapons available for purchase. Not everyone sees themselves as only a swordsman and an armory just isn't as impressive without a good axe or pike thrown in the mix. How about you? Like to see multiple combat options or are you strictly swords?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How does it suit you?

Chain Mail or Chainmail? Which do you use? We at Museum Replicas find both to be acceptable but in an effort to be correct we've been looking into the subject. We referenced both Stone's Arms and Armor Glossary as well as the Cosman Medieval Wordbook and found both use the split wording chain mail. Furthermore, it is told that the term chain mail is wholly incorrect and that the armored garment was simply referred to as mail or in older texts maille. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bringing Arthur Back!

So if you haven't heard all the hype, Charlie Hunnam is acting under Guy Ritchie to make a new King Arthur film next year. This sounds great! If you haven't been enlightened King Arthur was a warrior king, not a little innocent boy. I think this sounds great! With Mr. Hunnam's history playing as a BA biker leader I would think he'd make a good king of the battlefield. Here's hoping it's more fun than the last Robin Hood. You can read more on the movie here from Entertainment Weekly.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Please Spartan Responsibly

So apparently on Wednesday a group of about 100 Spartans were arrested for public disorder in China. It was a failed publicity stunt for a salad restaurant that appears to have not gotten a permit. Unfortunate that once again so many warrior had to fall...please Spartan responsibly. You can read the whole story here. Although this does bring to mind that our sale on all 300: Rise of an Empire merchandise ends this Sunday night!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Legend of Ulfberht

Have you heard the story about the Viking swords marked Ulfberht? Bascially a makers mark for an outstanding blade that researches say is forged with a technologically too advanced for the time. While our blade is a recreation and won't be stumping any science types it's still a fully functional steel sword! Read about Ulfberht's history here, or visit our website to buy one of your own!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Don't hold out, get your Spartan gear before it's gone!

We are having a sale on all our 300: Rise of an Empire licensed merchandise! Now through July 26th you'll receive 30% OFF your purchase! Shields, swords, daggers, capes, armor, and more!