Arrows vs Armour – Agincourt Myth Busting

Arrows vs Armour – Agincourt Myth Busting

August 30, 2019

The English longbow is laden with myth; of its origins, its power, its achievements. That and the centuries that have passed since it was used in earnest, means that the knowledge of what it was actually capable of doing has also passed. 

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Reproducing the Wallace Collection A489 Sabre

Reproducing the Wallace Collection A489 Sabre

April 27, 2018

This renaissance Swiss Sabre or saber (A489 Wallace Collection) is a stunning longsword from the first half of the 16thC and has a long gently curving hollow ground blade with a complex guard and this blog post documents the process of making the sabre.

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The Crossbow by Mike Loades

The Crossbow by Mike Loades

March 22, 2018

A short review on 'The Crossbow' by Mike Loades, published by Osprey Publishing.  Tods Workshop supplied many of the reconstructions of medieval crossbows and ancient world crossbows found throughout this book.

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Reproducing the Seax of Beagnoth

Reproducing the Seax of Beagnoth

February 17, 2018

The Seax of Beagnoth is the most iconic langseax in existence.  The seax is a mighty 55cm long and every inch/cm is covered in twisted wire inlay.  Geometric on one side and the Futhorc alphabet and the single name 'Beagnoth' on the other.  

Read on to see how this unique Saxon seax was recreated in every detail.

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Crossbows - Spanning Methods

Crossbows - Spanning Methods

January 16, 2018

Hand spanned bows were initially the norm, but as the power of crossbows increased, human ingenuity came up with all manner of devices to span these more powerful crossbows - this blog talks you through them.

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A Short History of the Crossbow

A Short History of the Crossbow

January 16, 2018

Crossbows came in a great variety of forms; these changed over time and due to their purpose. What follows is a very concise and general treatise on European bows.

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The Battle Abbey sword: recreating a unique medieval weapon

The Battle Abbey sword: recreating a unique medieval weapon

December 19, 2017

The ‘Battle Abbey Sword’ was made for the Abbot of Battle Abbey around 1417 -1434 and is a splendid and unique medieval war sword.

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Historical Reproduction Artifacts, Props, and Advice

Historical Reproduction Artifacts, Props, and Advice

June 26, 2017

Tod Media recognises this and works with your organisation to blend the requirements of ‘historical accuracy’ with the requirements of your application.

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