Friday, December 27, 2013

It's not over yet!

Are you ready for 2013's finale? Enjoying lots of Christmas loot? Well, the year isn't over yet so don't get too groggy. We still have our 15% off EVERYTHING sale going until Jan 2, 2014! It's a great time to fill in the gaps on your wish list. Try items like- our Scribe Set (801982) for elegantly writing out your resolutions, maybe something from our steampunk line like the Airship Pirate Cutlass (887042) to really round out your persona, or a Battlefield Surgery Kit (804176) for...well for scaring people sober on New Year's.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Staff Picks

Cheers and welcome to a brand new segment! Working at Museum Replicas is a passion for our employees. Most of us came to the company after already being an existing customer. So, it's not surprising that we have a few personal favorites. Since I'm already here. I'll tell you one of mine; the Shirasaya. This gorgeous, full tang, zatoichi-style katana just takes my breath away. Its polished mahogany grip and scabbard make this piece truly stand out in any collection, including mine. This gorgeous wood breaks up the monotony of all those simple black scabbards that you see too often. This beauty has all the brawn to back it up too, with a sharpened, tempered, high carbon blade as well. Whether you're a die hard katana fan or simply want a more unique piece to start a new collection, make certain to really take a look at this stunning piece.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Is it December already?

All right!  We hope everyone had a great holiday and we're not the only ones to have gone a little crazy with the food.  After adding some links to our chain mail waist line we're back in action!  What a holiday sale we just had!  Thanks to everyone for all the support. Did you miss out on the sale?  Oh no!  Well don't worry, a not so little elf told me there are more holiday sales to come!  Also to be announced in the new year we have 3 new licenses lined up. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Helmets!

This just in! Brand new helms! First the Norman Spagenhelm (300455). Now I know how everyone loves a good Norman helm and this is no exception. Beautiful, hand formed steel reinforced with metal bands and heavy rivets make this classic stand out. But not to be outdone is our new Visored Bascinet (300454) . This full protection helm w/ hinged visor are true knightly staples for the 14th century. As an added bonus by lifting the 2 securing pins the visor can be removed so the helm can be worn open faced! Museum Replica helmets- when the best way to get ahead is to keep your own.

Friday, November 15, 2013

How well do you know Medieval Wordology?-Part 3

Ready for another round? Here we go:

1) In Greek mythology what is the name of the indestructible shield forged by the gods showing a depiction of the gorgon Medusa?

2) What makes the Holy Grail so holy?

3) The tree that stands central in Norse cosmology is called what?

4) What would you do with a fletch?

5) What is the 16th century term for the cross guard of a sword?

6) A free standing shield for archers and crossbowmen was called what?

7) Could you take a ride in a medieval herce?
8) How would a trencher help your hunger?

9) How would you handle an arbalest?

10) Would a windlass help your arbalest?

How many did you get?

1)The Aegis.
2)It is thought to be the cup Christ used at the Last Supper.
3)Yggdrasil. Say that 10 times fast, I dare you.
4)Hopefully you have more than one or two, it's going to stabilize your arrow in flight.
5)A quillon.
6)A pavise.
7)Nope, a herce was a frame for supporting candles and was very uncomfortable to ride in.
8)It was a large piece of stale bread used as a tray for other food.
9)Like a crossbow. Only much, much bigger.
10)Indeed, among its many uses a windlass could be used to cock a crossbow.
1-3 Someone smells of elderberries...
4-6 There is hope for you squire.
5-9 We are graced by your royal patronage.
10 You're already on the internet. Might as well cheat.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This November!

Hello November!  Here at Museum Replicas we're super thankful for what's to come this month. Now for something completely different...think being a teen was hard, it's so much more difficult when you're the progeny of gods!  Luckily you'll be able to get the mythical sword Riptide of Percy Jackson to help you through your next odyssey. Do you feel it? We do too.  Winter is coming...but not before our Game of Thrones collection of costumes and LARP weapons! Keep checking for updates. Hodor!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

So, here's a proper medieval Halloween figure, the Green Knight. Not meant to be a horror story but have you heard it? A giant of a man, who basically comes up to Arthur and his court, calls them sissy pants, and asks if anyone would like to take an axe swing at his neck. Not without price though, the Green Knight gets to return the favor in one year. Normal people would be freaked out by someone who says "try to kill me, it'll be fun!". Worst of all, is that after King Arthur's nephew Sir Gawain steps up to the challenge beheading the Green Knight, the Green Knight calmly picks up his severed head, holds it in spooky fashion, and decrees, he'll see Gawain in a year. Creepy.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Costume tips

With Halloween on the rise, we at MRL thought it would be nice to give you a few costume pointers. For example,  the Locksley Gambeson (item 100476) is a great mix-n-match item. This quilted garment is in two parts. The first is sleeveless, making it look great by itself or easily paired with other shirts. The matching Locksley undershirt has the same quilted sleeves as the vest but is otherwise flat. This is ideal for slipping it under any vest or tunics, for a little added awesomeness. Many of the garments we sell can be combined to make many unique ensembles. Let your imagination run wild!