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Welcome To African Arms

...Let Us Make History Together.




"[Ogun]
lives
in the
flames
of the
blacksmith's
forge,

on the
battlefield,
and...

on the
cutting edge
of iron"
-Ogun, the Yoruba
spirit of survival,
as described by
Robert Farris Thompson



This website is devoted to rich cultural recreations of African style weapons circa 12th through 19th century. Here at African Arms you will find a diverse assortment of edged weapons such as swords, knives, axes, spears, and knobkerries (clubs). All recreations draw from historical accounts, period paintings/drawings, publications, and both ceremonial and functional examples found in museums. Each recreation is made to capture the essence of traditional African blacksmiths. Feel free to view the Catalog and choose a piece for recreation or glance over my past work. Please enjoy.












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