Monday, August 24, 2015
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
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
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?