Sword Cross Sections

August 5, 2020 Sean Franklin 0

In my previous article, “Do Fullers Make Feders Take a Set?”, I promised you that I would take some data on production swords and back up the theory with data. I still haven’t done it, but I do have some measurements of the sharps around my apartment.

Totally Scientific Reasons You Need a New Sword

December 11, 2019 Sean Franklin 0

When I published “Do Swords Really Wear Out?” I was accused of robbing people of the ability to justify sword purchases. Fear not, I am here for the community. Just in time for Christmas, here are five totally valid scientific reasons you can use to justify the new sword purchase.

Rust: Know your enemy

March 6, 2019 Sean Franklin 0

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Maybe this quote from the Art of War might not be the most applicable excerpt, but regardless you could always stand to learn a bit.

For the paranoid and the pansies: What is real risk?

July 11, 2018 Sean Franklin 0

Something that a lot of people are really bad at (other than HEMA) is evaluating risk. This isn’t just in relation to martial arts, it’s everything in your life. But I don’t care about the rest of your life, I just want you to make smarter HEMA decisions.