Sword Forum International~ An educational organization promoting history and culture through the study of swords and swordsmanship, with discussion forums frequented by leading sword makers,
museum curators, antique dealers, metallurgists, artisans and members of the academic community. SFI also conducts various seminars and expos. It has also always been a gateway for me to several different cultural weapons.
Ashoka Arts~ An exceptional site displaying a range of antique ethnographic arms and armor for sale.
Howard Clarke~ A fantastic swordsmith. One of the leading Nihon-to makers of America.
Tai Goo Knives~ Custom cutlery by the very skilled master metalsmith Tai Goo who is one of the founders of Neo-Tribal Metalsmiths.
Wild Rose Trading Co.~ Amazing frontier style knives and sheaths at great prices. Some of the best I've ever seen.
Radharc Knives~ Makes beautiful Scottish style knives and also makes very interesting Neolithic style knives. A fantastic knife maker.
Mark Banfield Custom Knives~ Mark Banfield makes very fine one of a kind hand forged knives and swords.
Golden Boar Armoury~ Features wonderful custom SCA armor, live steel weapons, and more.
ARMA~ A great website to learn more about Euro medieval and renaissance combat skills as well as historical fencing that can be applied to weapons from all over the world.
Amazon.com~ An excellent source for a variety of books on African culture and many other cultures.