2014 Bay Area Renaissance Festival – Tampa FL

The 2014 Bay Area Renaissance Festival is in full swing at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) in Tampa, FL. This is the festival’s 22nd year and once again each weekend has a different theme. The festival started on February 22 and is open 10AM to 6PM every Saturday and Sunday through April 6, 2014 plus Friday April 4, 2014. Since St. … Read More

47 Ronin Swords Now Available

Kenau Reeves stars in the first Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese folk story 47 Ronin. Reeves play Kai a “half-breed” from an English sailor and Japanese mother. He had been rejected and exiled by his own people. After the murder of a samurai master by a wicked and mystical Shogun, a group now leaderless samurai knows as the 47 Ronin … Read More

Great Plains Renaissance Festiva – Wichita, KS

The 2013 Great Plains Renaissance Festival is set for this weekend, Saturday September 21 & Sunday September 22, in Sedgewich Park, Wichita, Kansas. There will be a Cosplay Costume Contest, pirates, fairies and knights. You’ll also see firebreathers, jugglers, musicians and dancers from across the realm. There will also be plenty of medieval food and artisan crafts at the vendors. Make sure … Read More

Lakewood Renaissance Faire – Lakewood NJ

The 32nd Annual Lakewood Renaissance Faire is being held next weekend Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2013. This annual event helps raise funds for The Lions Club of Lakewood, NJ. They supply vision and hearing screenings, eyeglasses and hearing airds for the needy as well as scholarships for graduation high school seniors. The Lakewood Lions and the SCA first transformed … Read More

When Bare Skin and Shining Blades Create Magic!

Some folks don’t feel that decapitating villains can be deemed sexy. Think again! Hollywood has proven otherwise time and time again when girls seeking revenge have pulled out their swords and knives from the decorated sheaths around their gorgeous waists! Isn’t that enough to drive any man mad? After all, intelligence, power, and good looks demand due respect and attention. … Read More

Samurai Swords Vs Longswords

Samurai Swords Vs Longswords

Lovers of swords and knives have been engaged in a battle that seems to reach back as far as our interest in all things that bash, slice, and dice. Which one is more effective: the terrifying sharpness and formidable strength of the Samurai swords, or the blunt force of the European longsword? First let’s take a look at both. Katana  … Read More

5 Most Kickass Sword Fight Scenes

A well choreographed sword fight scene doesn’t just stay on the screen, it explodes across your face drenching you in testosterone-filled awesomeness. Here are 5 of the most memorable sword fight scenes ever committed to film. 1. The Battle of Stirling – Braveheart (1995) Never has a movie scene displayed the brutal reality of a sword fight. Limbs fly, eyes … Read More