Skallagrim

Skallagrim

Time to (over-)analyze the arms and armor in the most recent Assassin's Creed, set in ancient Greece (431 BCE). This series has of course always taken liberties with history and spiced it up with alternative background stories and fantasy elements. But I think it's fair to say that it claims a certain *degree* of historical authenticity at least.

My video about general realism in video games:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqPJKUyxwKY

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
US - https://amzn.to/2DYndPI
Canada - https://amzn.to/2PXSyIo

My favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor, fantasy swords, etc:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim

Music: "Spirit Waltz" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/spirit-waltz

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Historical #Fantasy #AssassinsCreed

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Here are some ideas:

USA
https://amzn.to/2DYndPI
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Canada
https://amzn.to/2PXSyIo
https://shop.spreadshirt.ca

Kult of Athena (worldwide shipping)
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Purpleheart Armoury (HEMA gear and practice swords):
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

The Langes Messer (literally "big knife") by Lukas Mastle-Goer that I unbox and show in this video:
http://www.lukasmaestlegoer.com/swords/langes-messer/

This is a very impressive historical reproduction, definitely high end quality in terms of material, design, fit, and finish. Thanks to Phillip Martin for letting me take a look at it. Check out his channel, he's got a lot of cutting videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-MeP9eprqvaKFX_BPuUR5g

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Just a few examples of techniques from the historical manuals that might look pretty fancy in movie or video game fighting.

Also, quirky outtakes with my friend Emily. :)

Music:
"Battle Theme 2" and "Woodland Fantasy" by Alexandr Zhelanov
https://opengameart.org/content/battle-themes
https://opengameart.org/content/heroes-3-type-music
"Winds of Stories" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/winds-of-stories

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
US - https://amzn.to/2DYndPI
Canada - https://amzn.to/2PXSyIo

Kult of Athena, my favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor, fantasy swords, etc:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Fancy #Moves #Duel

Non-metal armor in history came in a variety of different forms, most commonly fabric based, like gambesons for instance. Leather breastplates and vambraces ("bracers") are everywhere in movies and video games, generally presented inaccurately. There is limited evidence of leather and even bone armor though, and we'll take a look at it.

My videos about scale armor:
Practical aspects and historical overview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szhiOuGjYLA
Testing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kavPt1CEJWs

Tutankhamun's armor:
https://www.conservation-us.org/docs/default-source/annualmeeting/106-the-documentation-and-conservation-study-of-king-tutankhamen's-war-cuirass.pdf?sfvrsn=4

About glue hardened Native American hide armor:
http://gestaseptentrionalis.blogspot.com/

Late medieval leather armor from the Netherlands:
https://www.archeologiedordrecht.nl/wijkensites.dordrecht/up/ZwljtisJE_Leather_in_Warfare_Late-medieval_leather_armour_from_excavations_in_the_Netherlands_Marloes_Rijkelijkhuizen_and_Marquita_Volken.pdf

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
US - https://amzn.to/2DYndPI
Canada - https://amzn.to/2PXSyIo

Kult of Athena, my favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor, fantasy swords, etc:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My side channel (for rambles, vlo..

Windlass Steelcrafts
https://www.museumreplicas.com/
https://www.windlass.com/

The tips for beginners to sword collecting in this video:
02:12 1.) Stick to reputable stores and names
06:12 2.) Be mindful of the price
08:07 3.) Be wary of movie and video game swords
09:02 4.) Check the material (brief explanation of steels)
12:39 5.) Look at pictures & specs
13:30 6.) Check the weight
17:01 7.) Check the construction
19:06 8.) Look for issues with the hilt

*** Recommended stores ***

Kult of Athena
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Therion Arms
http://therionarms.com/

Swords of Might
https://www.swordsofmight.com

The Official Sword Buyer’s Guide store
https://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/

In Canada:

Reliks
https://www.reliks.com/multi-tools/deluxe-tinker-knife/

Warriors and Wonders
http://www.warriorsandwonders.com/

In Europe:

The Knight Shop
https://www.theknightshop.com/

*** Recommended makers and manufacturers ***

Armour Class
http://www.armourclass.co.uk/

Vladimir Cervenka
http://www.sword.cz/

Lutel
http://www.lutel-handicraft.com/

Valiant Armoury
https://www.valiant-armoury.com/

Albion
https://www.albion-swords.com/

Lockwood
http://lockwoodswords.com/

Zombie Tools
https://www.zombietools.net/

My opinion of Windlass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4fxczRgG8

My opinion of Hanwei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5frVDDH2QE

Some recommendations for functional swords under $150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5eb9JBF2yQ

Functional swords I'd recommend for $150-300
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5dOd5ldjzo

Most affordable options (high value for money):

Cobra Steel
https://www.museumreplicas.com/windlass-cobra-steel

Devil’s Edge
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/devilsedge.asp&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Condor Tool & Knife
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/condor.asp&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

For functional, high quality fantasy swords inspired by movies and video game..

Here are some pointers for how to get an idea of the potential quality of any sword you see on the market, if you're not very familiar with the different manufacturers and bladesmiths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5dOd5ldjzo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5frVDDH2QE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4fxczRgG8

Kult of Athena, my favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor, fantasy swords, etc:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Does nothing make sense in games? Or do they need to relate to something about the human experience on some level to be understandable at all?

Some gamers seem to be downright offended by the idea of realistic games, and treat it as an all-or-nothing kind of deal. Red Read Redemption 2 for instance has been criticized by some as being *too* realistic, at the expense of fun, while others appreciate the ways in which realism can add positively to the gameplay. Some hate slow reloads in games like Hunt: Showdown, others enjoy them for the tactical challenge.

So in this video I present my perspective on the topic, discussing examples of realism and how they can be either tedious or engaging. Couldn't help but to also poke a bit of sarcastic fun at some of the responses to the video about RDR2. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clLf7a4v1YQ

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Games #Realism #Discussion

Here's a fun look at particularly odd / rare combinations of swords, canes, axes, barrels, and other things. Including a sword that you unsheathe from a gunstock...

My favorite online store for reproductions of historical arms and armor (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Books about history and/or martial arts, swords, knives, video/audio equipment, and other stuff I recommend:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Skallagrim #Weirdest #Historical

Not the final review yet, just my impression so far.

https://www.darksword-armory.com/medieval-weapon/medieval-swords/oslo-viking-sword-1308/

Support the channel, get bonus content and other rewards:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

You never know when an angry plumber might suddenly jump you with a wrench, right? So what do you do if you happen to have a dagger or sword at the time? And why might jumping attacks not be a good idea?

I don't have to point out that this is entertainment shenanigans and not to be taken seriously... do I? DO I?

Music:
"The Three Princesses of Lilac Meadow" by Varon Kein
https://opengameart.org/content/mml-the-three-princesses-of-lilac-meadow

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Fight #Plumber #Wrench

The previous test (flashlights vs. zombie head):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaWgcgYj690

The ZGB "Ivan" head (realistic skull analog):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ZGB002&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Music:
"In Abhorrence" by Nightrage (used with permission)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLxBbgCfbGE
http://despotz.se/2014/07/18/nightrage/
"Gray Trip" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/gray-trip

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Warhammer #Helmet #Test

Can you think of a better way to test a self-defense flashlight? Will they hold up, and what kind of damage will they do?

LEAO Cree XP flashlight with belt cutter and glass breaker:
https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_009632455474.html?lkid=17191039

YWXLight Cree XPE baton style flashlight:
https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_972269.html?lkid=17191058

Gearbest's 24H Flash Sale and Exclusive Brands Special:
https://www.gearbest.com/activity-11.11-sale.html?lkid=17191106
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-Gearbest-Exclusive-Brands-special-1003.html?preview=1&lkid=17191131

The ZGB "Ivan" head (realistic skull analog):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ZGB002&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

#Flashlight #SelfDefense #Test

Download GnG http://bit.ly/2JPaqiF, use my promo code "GRIM" and get a huge bonus pack!

A&A Town Guard - specifications:

Overall length: 102 cm / 40 in
Blade length: 80 cm / 31.5 in (84 cm / 33 in including ricasso)
Blade thickness: 5.5 mm, tapering down to 3.5 mm
Weight: 1.377 kg / 3 lbs

Blade material: 5160 carbon steel
Construction: Full tang, peened

Period: Early 17th century

*** Where to get it ***

http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA192&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Cheaper reproduction of the same sword (I can't vouch for its quality, haven't handled it so far):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=501144&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

This is probably the most beautiful looking sword in my collection, at least if you appreciate the appeal of intricate swept hilts. Renaissance swords in general weren't exactly designed with simplicity in mind.

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://ww..

Where to find it:
US - https://amzn.to/2JtVlTa
Canada - https://amzn.to/2Sxwbas

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skallagrim_yt

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

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http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
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#Skallagrim #Knife #Review
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This is for those who are wondering if the silver swords in the Witcher series and other games / movies / novels would be feasible in real life... Well... if werewolves and other monsters who are allergic to silver existed. ... Oh come on, you like this realism-in-fantasy nonsense, don't you even lie. ;)

To make it educational too I threw in some information about the properties and hardness of silver and other metals, and some creative solutions for how to make this work.

The article about the hardness of historical swords:
https://myarmoury.com/feature_bladehardness.html

My favorite online store for buying reproductions of historical arms and armor (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

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Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Witcher #Silver #Fantasy

*** Specifications ***

Overall length: 78 cm / 31 in
Blade length: 61 cm / 24 in
Blade thickness: 3.2mm tapering down to 1.8mm at the tip
Weight: 825 g / 1.8 lbs

Blade material: 1075 high carbon steel
Handle material: Hickory
Construction: Full tang, riveted handle scales

*** Pros / Cons ***

+ Affordable, high value for the money
+ Excellent cutting blade with the Special Grade edge
+ Agile and well balanced
+ Well designed as both tool and weapon

- Rough fit
- Tip is not very strong (too thin and narrow)
- No sheath

*** Where to get it ***

http://www.baryonyxknife.com/kima.html

To support the channel:
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Review #Machete #Sword

Some Clips from recent livestreams, mostly Twitch and Patreon hangouts.

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Another one of those "old versus new" kind of tests. Well, this type of helmet isn't exactly up to date anymore but you get the idea. Let's see if it can withstand round lead balls fired from a Brown Bess.

Also contains some first-person Gopro footage of loading the musket with paper cartridges.

Music:
1.) "Deepwaser Falls" by Slanted Room Records, used with permission
http://theslantedroom.weebly.com/
2.) "Wasteland Overdrive" by Matthew Pablo
https://opengameart.org/content/wasteland-overdrive

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Musket #Zombie #Helmet

This is a response to a viewer question, and for entertainment only, not intended as self-defense instruction. Just some thoughts about the pros and cons of particular types of historical swords in a hypothetical home defense scenario with an armed attacker.

Music in the intro skit: "Gray Trip" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/gray-trip

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Swords #Defense #Intruder

Lots of water bottles and pumpkins were harmed in the making of this video.

For this one I just felt like messing around with creative (and not very practical) cuts for some viewing pleasure / random amusement. Anything goes, from dual wielding to upside-down cuts and pointless twirling shenanigans.

Music: Nightfall (Metal Version) by Vindsvept
https://vindsvept.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vindsvept
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Fancy #Sword #Cuts

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Skallagrim #Live #Q&A

This is a follow-up to the previous video ("The Infamous Sword on the Back - Redeemable?"):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHLG_fZVFzo

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Fantasy #Adventurer #Backpack

Wearing a sword in a back scabbard / sheath was obviously not common in history and has been debunked as a fantasy trope many times. But could you make it work, and is it really that terrible?

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Books on history, martial arts, and other things I recommend on Amazon:
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Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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#Fantasy #Scabbard #Practical

If you like Lovecraftian horror check you this fundraiser for a guide to the Cthulhu Mythos:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersengames/sandy-petersens-cthulhu-mythos-for-5e/description

The blades shown in this video:

1.) 17th century Italian rapier by Windlass Steelcrafts
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=501227&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

2.) Bardiche by Deepeeka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQRUEyBOJQo
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AH3535&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

3.) Baryonyx machete
http://www.baryonyxknife.com/bama.html

4.) Scimitar by Windlass
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=500822&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNaXEO8YAU

5.) Bronze khopesh by Neil Burridge
http://www.bronze-age-swords.com
https://www.facebook.com/Bronze-Age-Swords-644921868944187/

6.) Custom saber / messer / yatagan hybrid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR1_aB9eX88

7.) The Knecht by Albion
[no longer available]

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gear..

More about the steel:
https://www.knifespecial.com/cts-204p-steel-vs-m390-steel/
http://www.zknives.com/knives/steels/Carpenter/cts-204p.shtml

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_648232.html?wid=1433363&lkid=15956436
Bronze / gold - https://amzn.to/2DTgAi8
Blue - https://amzn.to/2IDgWZh

The A01 (higher priced version with stonewashed S35VN blade):
https://amzn.to/2NnNZ4l
https://amzn.to/2ylSNlh

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https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My side channel (for rambles, vlogs, opinions, gaming, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

#Fancy #Knife #Review

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Educational entertainment focused mainly on historical arms and armor as well as knives / tools, firearms, bows, and crossbows. I'm not claiming to be an expert, I'm just here to share my passion, debunk common misconceptions, give buyer's advice, and make hard working folks forget about the daily grind for a while.