Historical and Antique Weapon Websites
Along with how to clean an antique weapon, I’m often asked where to visit to find out more about historical weapons in general, their use and context. To answer this, I’ve compiled a list of websites and forums that are frequented by a variety of experts, collectors and newcomers. Each is filled with fascinating discourse and novices are most welcome. I’ve certainly missed websites that deserve inclusion here so please use my contact form to suggest new entries.
General antique swords discussions and sales: Sword Forum International.
Historical weaponry discussions and sales: My Armoury.
Ethnographic weaponry discussions and sales: Viking Sword.
Italian militaria and history: Miles.
Victorian military history and sales: Victorian Wars.
Sword discussions, old and new, and sales: SBG.
Also on SBG is a list of interesting threads to peruse.
Searchable archives of sword makers, photos and sales: Old Swords.
General military history (in Italian): Bayonet and Blade.
Articles on antiques swords and manufacturers: Easton Antique Arms.
Articles on Asian weaponry: Mandarin Mansion.
Pictorial archive of Victorian weapons, uniforms and context: Victorian Swords Tumblr.
Discussion of historical weapons and their usage: Schola Gladiatoria.
Resources for those researching Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knives.