To produce the most accurate reproduction equipment, Benjamin Arms has amassed a research archive of over 300 sources. These include arms & armour reference texts, dueling codes, equipment catalogs, fencing treatises, technical forging books, metallurgical analyses, sword maker’s mark indexes, and more. Insights and aggregated knowledge from our archive are presented here for classical fencing researchers and reference.

Solingen Germany scissors

Famous Cutlery & Swordmaking Cities

Visiting manufacturing centers for classical fencing weaponry and domestic cutlery to document manufacturing techniques, cutler guild organization & lifestyle, and current state of the industry.

Fencing sword specifications

Fencing Sword Specifications

Compilation of fencing sword design & handling specifications directly from fencing masters treatises for the French, Italian, and other fencing schools.