This is the sixth part of an eight-part interview by Carlo Cavazzuti and appeared in its original Italian version on Narrare di Storia. Let's find out why historical research matters in swordmaking!
The work of a swordsmith necessarily involves a lot... View More
There were women in history who fought in battle as men did. Like Nakano Takeko, in this previous blog post. Fearless, moved by a sacred fire, they always were on the front lines. This time we travel to France, to... View More
History of power has always been ruled by greed and envy. But not only men took part in this game, also women had territories, armies and... View More
This is the fifth part of a eight-part interview by Carlo Cavazzuti and appeared in its original Italian version on Narrare di Storia.
From raw steel to a knight's blade, which materials, techniques and tricks does a swordsmith use? Today we... View More
This time we are leaving Europe to meet a woman who gained her place in the Japanese history at the time of the Boshin War, the civil Japanese war fought between 1868 and 1869 for the restoration of the Imperial... View More
This is the fourth episode of a eight-part interview by Carlo Cavazzuti and appeared in its original Italian version on Narrare di Storia.
Making swords in the 21st century can be seen as a weird job. In fact, swordsmithing is easily... View More
"Girls just wanna have fun" sang Cyndi Lauper in the 80's.
Breaking the rules is a way to get rid of society's stereotypes and be pioneers of a new thinking generation. We feel like this from time to time, being fencers... View More
The reasons why women accepted to duel in the past were not that different from the ones that move men. Even if it sounds rare and weird, fierce women fought for their honour. There are peculiar yet fascinating episodes, like... View More
This is the third episode of a eight-part interview by Carlo Cavazzuti and appeared in its original Italian version on Narrare di Storia.
This section of the interview deals with a philosophical matter: A sword's soul! What does this mean? Follow... View More
This is the second episode of a eight-part interview by Carlo Cavazzuti and appeared in its original Italian version on Narrare di Storia.
Did you miss the first? Go and check it HERE!
In this section we will unveil some secrets of... View More
Women duellers in the past were quite rare, but not impossible to find. Digging through dusty books and oral history we found more women who grabbed a sword and mastered the art of fencing than official account care to remind... View More
Previously we published the "Interview with the Swordsmith"; but as many of you are curious about us, our work and our skills, we decided to write a cycle of posts to tell you something more, and to share some tips... View More
Hogfather is a "Discworld" novel by the famous author Terry Pratchett.
The Hogfather represents something akin to Father Christmas. He grants children's wishes on Hogswatchnight (32nd of December) and brings them presents. [Read more]
AdiFitri Ahmad, talented illustrator based in Shah Alam,... View More
What do the Witcher Geralt of Rivia and Hans Talhoffer, the German Master-at-Arms of the XV century have in common? Let's discover it!
We are here to share a crucial truth with you.
Yes: We finally said it. Nope: it's not... View More
Here starts our "Ladyfencers" journey, from the social posts directly to our blog.
Who's better than a siren, to introduce you incredible women-warriors during the centuries?
History and legend blend seamlessly when talking about Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland,... View More
Galeazzo da Mantova and Jean Le Meingre, called Boucicaut, Marshal of France, were important knights at the time they fought, in 1395 in Padua.
A timeless story of rivalry and dissing, which we imagined narrated by Galeazzo himself.
As I approach the... View More
We're back on the blog! Would you like to know about us a little more? This is certainly not an autobiography, but a full interview about our work and obviously our approach to swordsmithing!
After some time, we are ready to... View More
HEMA at the European Games in Minsk
A great event is taking place in Minsk, the capital of Belarus: Minsk will host the second running of the European Games which, for the first time in the cultural programme, will include European... View More
Chi me guarderà facendo in me crose, de fatto d’armizare gli farò fama e vose.
To those who will believe in me, through deeds of arms I shall bring fame and a name.
These are the words of Fiore dei Liberi, master... View More
Greetings and welcome to the first Malleus Martialis’ blog!
Five years ago, our idea took shape in a little workshop in Florence, Italy.
Over these five years, Malleus Martialis swords traveled in many countries all over the world, receiving excellent feedbacks and... View More