Things get more brittle when they get cold. But why?
Does HEMA gear really wear out? You may be surprised to hear the answer isn’t necessarily yes…
“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.
Learn about the exciting life cycle of cracks! From infant little microfractures to all grown up break-my-new-feder cracks.
Steel is a good choice for swords. But what is it in the first place?
What makes steel a good material for swords? There isn’t just one reason, steel just happens to be right in the middle of a bunch of desirable properties.
When understanding equipment it’s important to have a basic understanding of material properties, and — most importantly — how they interact.