The time has come!
Visit the NEW Forum Here!
Old Forum Now Going Into Archive Mode...
Only General Discussion and Cafe Still Open..
Time to Move On To Greener Pastures Folks!


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts General Discussion Board

General discussion on all entry level swords and beaters

Sub-board: SBG Site News and Updates

2,699 50,061 Help: Tanto no Bi, the Beauty of Tanto : Iron Brightness
by kevinflores
Nov 20, 2013 14:48:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Sword Manufacturers Talk - 2 Viewing

Accouncements, new products, press releases and marketing information from sword makers

Sub-boards: Manufacturers and Vendors Shop Talk, SBG Discounts

363 8,637 Caspian X - Type XVII / Early Rapier hybrid.
by bradleee42
Sept 30, 2010 16:30:05 GMT -5
No New Posts SBG Competitions and Members Collections Gallery

Win gift vouchers and FREE swords with our exclusive SBG competitions!

Sub-boards: Members Collections, Archived Competitions

55 1,478 Can you do the impossible (Serge did)
by spud
Sept 29, 2010 8:11:48 GMT -5
No New Posts SBG Special Projects

Category for all forum related projects

Moderator: slav

Sub-boards: SBG Beauty and the Blade Calender, Kokoro Ichi Project

46 5,880 SBG Bastard Swords Order Thread
by teclis22
Sept 30, 2010 10:18:04 GMT -5

Discussions of Swords, Traditional Weapons & Medieval Equipment

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Ancient Swords

Swords of the Ancient Romans, Greeks, Celts and other pre-historical societies

159 2,408 Hanwei Saxon
by johnapsega
Sept 28, 2010 12:00:27 GMT -5
No New Posts European Medieval and Renaissance Swords

Discussion of entry level European swords and beaters

914 16,902 New VA's?
by Tom K. (ianflaer)
Oct 1, 2010 0:19:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Fantasy Swords

Swords from popular fantasy video games, RPGs, movies, books and raw imagination

220 5,313 What fantasy sword would you want the most?
by sithapprentice
Sept 30, 2010 17:11:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Japanese Swords - 3 Viewing

Discussion of sub US$300 Japanese style swords and entry level Iaito

2,741 47,335 the laundry-drying pole
by Hyoujinsama
Sept 30, 2010 23:44:21 GMT -5
No New Posts Chinese Swords

Discussion of traditional Chinese Cultural and Gongfu swords.

206 3,278 Paul Chan's Banshee
by ineffableone
Sept 30, 2010 22:29:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Post Renaissance and Military Swords

Discussion of Post Renaissance swords focused primarily on military swords and sabres

180 2,148 Cold Steel--best option?
by littlejp
Sept 30, 2010 11:30:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Traditional Weapons

Other Medieval European, Ancient and Asian weapons - including bows, spears, knives, maces, etc, etc, etc!

359 5,163 Might be looking for a bow
by Taran
Sept 30, 2010 23:07:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Armour and Shields - 1 Viewing

Information on Body Armour and Sheilds, from all cultures and time periods

197 2,995 Question about chain mail
by darkrice
Sept 24, 2010 19:22:47 GMT -5


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Sword Reviews - 13 Viewing

Got a new sword? Post your impressions of it here!

Sub-boards: Review Index, VIP Reviewer Lounge, VIP Reviewer Profile

982 19,631 Feedback & News
by Midori Kurogami
Oct 6, 2010 7:43:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Weapons and Armor

Other classical weapons and armor from all time periods

Sub-board: Review Index

127 2,123 Paul chen Broadface bearded Axe, (or small Axe)
by danielmill
Sept 26, 2010 20:41:26 GMT -5

Sword Smithing, Customization and Design

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Sword Repair and Maintenance

Ask questions, read tips and techniques on repairing and maintaining your sword

136 1,246 cracked fuchi?
by I Frammenti Di Fede
Sept 30, 2010 22:28:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Sword Customization Projects - 5 Viewing

Share ideas and show off your own custom sword projects

814 9,391 A Peened Gim? Need advice
by Tom K. (ianflaer)
Sept 30, 2010 22:54:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Weapon Making Discussion - 1 Viewing

Discussion and information on making your own sword (stock removal, forging, etc.)

Sub-boards: Sword Making Stickies, Fable Blade Creations

654 9,424 cold forging a katana?
by shadowhowler
Sept 21, 2010 20:23:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Training Weapon Making Discussion

Discussion on making wooden wasters, blunt metals, or padded weapons.

5 50 Mid-Level Boffers for Sparring
by Opferous
Sept 3, 2010 14:29:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Tools and Toolmaking - 1 Viewing

Making and using the tools required for sword smithing

106 906 Paint Can Forge 'How To'!
by Cris Anderson
Sept 30, 2010 13:54:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Member Designs

Forum member area for hosting personal sword designs, drawings, sketches and artist's concepts

106 2,005 Fhtagn
by swordguy
Sept 30, 2010 13:17:02 GMT -5


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts General Sword Training

General discussion of historical and contemporary sword training methods and techniques including weight training, fitness and equipment

Moderators: Adam, Marc Ridgeway

225 5,486 Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts
by Tom K. (ianflaer)
Sept 30, 2010 22:56:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Live Steel and Stage Combat

Discussion of Live Steel and Stage Combat Related Topics

Moderator: Matthew Stagmer

27 239 Gloves?
by Matthew Stagmer
Sept 28, 2010 21:43:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Asian Martial Arts (JSA, Gumdo, etc)

Discussion of Beginners Sword Training techniques in Kendo, Iaido, Bujinkan, Kenjutsu and other JSA.

Moderators: Adam, Marc Ridgeway

239 3,908 JSA Cross Training -- Good or Bad Idea ?
by LarryJordan
Sept 29, 2010 15:46:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Western Martial Arts (WMA)

Discussion on Western Sword Martial Arts Techniques and Training methods

Moderators: Adam, Marc Ridgeway

131 2,372 CS Hand & a Half Training Sword
by bloodwraith
Sept 28, 2010 23:59:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Vids and Tips

Post your cutting vids and threads on SAFE cutting practices

Moderators: Adam, Marc Ridgeway

468 8,130 A Friendly Game of Horse... with swords.
by YlliwCir
Oct 1, 2010 6:18:59 GMT -5


Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Sword History

Discuss aspects of sword history from all time periods and cultures

Moderator: Jose A. Rosario (Akuzokuzan)

72 1,291 Japanese Sword Parts II
by bradleee42
Sept 26, 2010 18:25:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Other Traditional Weapons

History of non-sword related weapons throughout all time periods and cultures

Moderator: Jose A. Rosario (Akuzokuzan)

33 524 weapons without blades
by herobane
Sept 6, 2010 22:26:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Misc History

General discussion of medieval and ancient history

Moderator: Jose A. Rosario (Akuzokuzan)

103 1,321 My favourite tale of Chivalry
by herobane
Sept 22, 2010 10:42:35 GMT -5

Off Topic

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts SBG Forum Cafe

Current Affairs, Silly Stuff, Jokes, or whatever takes your fancy (just no politics or religion!). NOTE: Posting in the cafe does NOT increase your post count.

Sub-boards: Administration, politcs-graveyard, Technical Stuff and FAQ

2,787 52,726 Greetings
by Panday
May 21, 2011 8:43:04 GMT -5
No New Posts New Members Welcome Wagon!

New to the forums? Well, don't be shy - tell us a little about yourself and your interests and be warmly welcomed to the SBG community!

664 6,041 Hello
by Margshus
Sept 25, 2010 9:19:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Firearms Discussion & History

Off topic area for discussions of firearms-related subjects. Any time period is appropriate, but mostly centered around modern firearms.

Moderator: ShooterMike

383 9,039 SPETZNAZ Boomstick
by alant
Oct 24, 2010 0:13:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Role Playing Threads

Active roleplays and roleplaying related threads

20 750 Funniest LARP song ever. 8-)
by ViolentSerenade
Aug 16, 2010 16:13:58 GMT -5


New Posts New Posts No New Posts No New Posts

Forum Information & Statistics

Board Statistics
Threads and Posts
Total Threads: 16,221      Total Posts: 288,201
Last Updated: Help: Tanto no Bi, the Beauty of Tanto : Iron Brightness by kevinflores (Nov 20, 2013 14:48:25 GMT -5)
Recent Threads - Recent Posts - RSS Feed
Total Members: 4,875
Newest Member: adult01936
Most Users Online: 560 (Aug 1, 2014 13:29:43 GMT -5)
View today's birthdays
Members Online
Users Online
0 Staff, 0 Members, 29 Guests.
24 Hours
Users Online in the Last 24 Hours
0 Staff, 0 Members, 1,003 Guests.


shadowhowler: AAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Mar 21, 2014 13:53:17 GMT -5
huntinfool: How come there's nothing newer than 2010?? Apr 10, 2014 2:12:47 GMT -5
questor: I also stopped getting the newsletter!!!!! Apr 20, 2014 19:27:45 GMT -5
William Swiger: The real forum being down so long - Freaking shit! May 12, 2014 6:07:52 GMT -5
shadowhowler: There is nothing to see here... move along. Jun 21, 2014 0:17:26 GMT -5
Tom K. (ianflaer): so is this were the cool kids come when the regular site goes down? Aug 12, 2014 10:08:10 GMT -5
Frank the bunny: Can't sleep and now bummed to find out the ArmArt website/company doesn't exist anymore. Nice swords Aug 25, 2014 2:27:05 GMT -5