An assortment of various interesting links, that don't easily fall into any of the other categories.
The Historic Weapons Collection Photograph Gallery :19/06/2002
If your thinking of buying a new sword, then this is an invaluable resource. Full statistical details, dimensions and close up photographs of a number of different weapon types from a large number of manufacturers. Also a comparison function which allows you to display a to scale image of up to 5 weapons alongside each other.
The Classical Fencing Mailing List :25/10/2001
A well established and free mailing list, quite a large group of contributors with quite a narrow focus on classical historic fencing as martial arts. Quite a fast turn around. Requires contributors to set up an account with Yahoo e-groups, but otherwise very easy to use.
Maestro Insights to the Sword :17/07/2001
A free mailing list and article page that offers the insights of 2 sword enthusiasts. The article list is as the name of the site suggests a collection of insights into the use of the sword. The mailing list is only open to members, but membership is free. An interesting site which seems regularly updated
A discussion forum dedicated to mediaevil and renaissance swordsmanship, several forums, including live steel/ swordmanship, archaeology, buying and selling swords as well as several technical forums relating to smithing and performance testing. Seems to have a large, well informed and friendly group of contributors.
Bjorn's sword site :4/07/2001
Dispite its rather unfortunate name this is a fabulous site. It has many, many links to swords manufacturers, an outline of some of the foremost weapon smiths with pictures of their work, Oakshots typology, interviews and background on a few very old swords. Very interesting site, well illustrated and well written. The English language option is in the menu on the right hand side and is not the default.
The Binghamton Academy of the Sword :4/07/2001
This is the website of an American society based in New York, which in itself is of limited interest to UK practitioners. But of particular and outstanding interest is Broadsword/Heavy Sabre project run by John Sullins the head of the society.
William of Stafford :More
A very comprehensive site dedicated to promoting swordsmanship. Created by an SCA enthusiast but of use to anyone trying to develop an interest in swordsmanship. Many links to manufacturers, retailers, armourers and associations.
Duelling Central :More
Immensely interesting site, dedicated to duelling. Includes history, biography, literature and entertainment. Well worth a read and several equally interesting sister sites.
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library :More
Very informative site concentrating upon earlier period swordsmanship but of significant interest for later period swordsmanship too. Many useful links to societies, texts and treatise, events (mostly US), history and architecture. Fast and attractive site, well worth a look.
Classical Fencing - In Ferro Veritas. USA :More
A US site dedicated to the promotion of classical fencing. Interesting site, several articles, a comprehensive outline of the IFV fencing rules, and a tantalising list of member only articles.