"[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.