Spanish Halberd by Marto

Posted in Armory Videos at 2:53 pm by a2armory

The Spanish Halberd by Marto of Toledo Spain is a reproduction of a 16th century Halberd used by the Spanish infantry of that time, fighting in the feared tight formation called “tercio”.

The handle of the Spanish Halberd by Marto is made of wood, ornated with fringed fabric plumes.

The Spanish Halberd by Marto head is made in cast metal with a frontal axe head, a rear curved beak and a large central spontoon.

Spanish Halberd by Marto Weapon Review

The etched floral motif decorations denote that this Spanish halberd is a parade arm.

The Spanish Halberd measures 81 inches overall. The handle material is wood and the axe / spontoon is made of metal. Made by Marto.

Get a detailed look at this pole weapon here: Marto Spanish Halberd.


Medieval Knight Leg Armor

Posted in Armory Videos at 3:51 pm by a2armory

Medieval Leg Armor Video Review

These Armor Legs are made of 16 gauge steel and are polished to a brilliant sheen.

They are surprisingly comfortable and are built to fit the rest of us that are not built like Conan. The real bonus is that they fit a wide range of sizes from a 30″ to 34″ pants inseam and a variety of body builds.

Check them out here: Medieval Leg Armor


New Swords from Marto

Posted in Medieval Swords at 2:09 pm by a2armory

Alexander the Great SwordThere have been some exciting additions to the A2 Armory sword line-up over the past week… gorgeous new Marto Sword from Spain!

We have added over 20 new swords and there are more to come. So far some of the highlights are the 24 karat gold etched Alexander the Great Sword, 24 karat gold Damascened Templar Knight Sword, and the Ivanhoe Sword.

These replicas are highly detailed and made to the exacting standards you’ve come to expect from a sword maker like Marto. Any one of them will raise the value of your entire collection.

We have also added swords from the famous Hanwei, including a few crafted by Tinker Pearce. These are incredible replicas – some of which can be used as they are handmade and fully functional.

Check out all the new swords by Marto and Hanwei. And be sure to check back frequently over the next month as the new swords and weapons will continue to be added on a daily basis.


Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Posted in Armory Events at 11:53 pm by a2armory

Memorial DayMemorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

We would all do well to remember what Memorial Day means amidst the parties, BBQs, and sales events sure to be all around us this weekend. Take a few minutes out of your day to think about and remember all those who died in service of our great country.

Enjoy your long weekend, have fun, be safe, and thank a veteran.


May The Fourth Be With You!

Posted in Movie Replicas, Star Wars at 5:13 pm by a2armory

Ob-Wan Kenobi Jedi CloakToday is May 4th… Star Wars Day! A2 Armory is celebrating this landmark date by offering all of our Star Wars gear for 10% off!

This is a great opportunity to save on the Jedi Robe of your dreams. Obi Wan would be proud, young Padawan, the force is strong in you.

This is a 1 Day only sale. Be sure to get your Star Wars gear today, May 4th, to take advantage of the 10% discount. Use coupon code: usetheforce at checkout.

Check out all the Star Wars gear A2 Armory has to offer and save big today. Happy Star Wars day!


Collecting Medieval Swords

Posted in Medieval Swords at 2:07 am by a2armory

Medieval LongswordI found this blog post while cruising the web and though it raised some interesting points that those looking to start a sword collection might want to consider.

Here is the original post: http://www.kiwonwang.com/shopping-and-product-reviews/collecting-medieval-swords/

“I’m just now learning about collecting medieval swords. I’m not sure what I should buy as my first sword. The longsword looks great, but it looks so long and hard to hold. I’m not sure I could handle it, and I want to learn how to use the medieval swords I collect. I might try a backsword as my first purchase, since they still look dangerous but seem easier to handle.

Ultimately, the sword I pick will have to look good in my home as it will be a display piece as well. I might put it over my mantel, but it would also look good on the wall downstairs. Of course, if I turn this into a real hobby and collect them like I want to, I can always get a floor fan display that will hold all my swords. Problem is, where will that look good? I may cap my ‘collection’ at two or three swords. That way I can strategically place them throughout my home so they add to the overall decor.”

So here are a few things I’d like to add for you to consider:

What style of combat interests you most?

If you’re trying to match existing decor, you can most likely find a sword that will fit.

Think about learning to use a sword by practicing with a wooden sword first, then once you’re comfortable buy a real sword.

Are you looking for a sword you can use in a practical way? You’ll need to buy a sword that is designed for your intended uses not just for display.

Be sure you know how to take care of your sword. Different types require different methods of maintenance.

Think about these things when buying your swords. If you have any questions about sword buying I’m here to help.


Pirate Crossword

Posted in Pirates at 10:13 pm by a2armory

A friend sent this to me and I just had to share with all my pirate-loving readers:


Yarrrr, pirate jokes are fun!

Here are some more:

A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head. The bartender says, “What’s with the paper towel?”

The pirate says, “Arrr! I’ve got a Bounty on me head!”.

What’s a pirate’s favorite noble gas?


Did you here about the pirate who lost all his money? He was HOOKED on gambling.

Who is a pirate’s worst enemy?

His arrrrch nemesis.

You can see even more (and a video with the Dread Pirate Ted) here: A2 Armory Pirate Jokes.


Happy 2011

Posted in Armory at 4:57 pm by a2armory

Hey, Audrey here (owner of A2 Armory). I just wanted to wish everyone a fantastic 2011!

I’m expecting good things this year and want you to be as well. If there is anything A2 Armory can do for you please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Email audrey@a2armory.com to send me your requests, criticism, and suggestions directly. I appreciate you and want you to know that your opinions matter!



Get What You Really Wanted for Christmas

Posted in Armor on Sale at 5:27 pm by a2armory

Yeah that sweater is nice and toasty, and yes you have to admit the chocolate truffles were more than delicious… but you were totally hoping for a kick ass battle axe. You told everyone about it and sent links to make it easy to buy, but it didn’t happen…


I know, but there’s no need to cry my friend, A2 Armory has just what you need to chase off those Post Christmas blues.

We’re running a Get What You Really Wanted For Christmas Sale! Take 10% off anything and everything in the store by using coupon code: giftforyou. Don’t pine away for that weapon for another year, treat yourself and save big at the same time.

A2 Armory is all about making people happy, that’s in our mission statement. We love our customers and we know that not everyone understands medieval collectors or reenactors. We do and we want you to get exactly what you wanted for the holidays… at a discount. Visit A2 Armory now to find exactly what you wanted for Christmas.


12 Days of Christmas

Posted in Holiday Armor at 1:57 pm by a2armory

Hand Painted Medieval PensYes, we are in the final stretch, only 12 more days left until Christmas is upon us! That’s great news if you’re all done your shopping but if you’re like most people your gift buying is nowhere near complete.

Here is some good news from A2 Armory, you have until Wednesday, December 15th to get your orders in for guaranteed ground shipping. 3 Day orders are guaranteed if placed by December 17th, 2 Day by December 20th, and Overnight by December 21st.

After that we can’t guarantee delivery by Christmas but we will certainly try. During this time of year we are at the whim of the shipping carriers and though they do their best it’s not always possible for them. So be sure to get your orders in ASAP to make sure you get all your gifts in time to give them on the big day.

If you have any questions at all about shipping, please shipping at a2armory.com and we will help you out.

And don’t forget, A2 Armory is offering a storewide 10% discount from now until December 31st 2010 for blog readers.

Simply enter the code a2blogholiday at checkout to receive an additional 10% off your order. The discount is good for any order over $50. You can use the code as many times as you like, so if you think of other gifts you want to get you can save on them too.

If you spend over $150 you also get a free hand-painted medieval pen set. This makes a great gift for your boss or a colleague or as a fantastic thank you for yourself for doing such an awesome job on your gift buying this year.

The A2 Armory Holiday Sale makes it easy for you to get awesome Christmas Gifts for your loved ones this year.

Happy Holidays from A2 Armory!

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