I’m a 55 year old man who’s starting to explore real medieval gear like I wanted to when I was 14. Call it my mid-life crisis.

I originally fell in love with medieval things back in the 1980s, with Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings (books), and all the wonderfully cheesy 80s fantasy movies (beginning with Hawk the Slayer). I played D&D (and various other RPGs) from 1980 to about 2010. Though I’m no longer playing the games, I still love the medieval fantasy genre. And now, I’m starting to gather and collect real (battle ready) weapons and armor of the genre. I’m excited!

I know my stuff in this beginning stage is basic, but hey, I’m still low level. Please feel free to give me advice on collecting, wearing, and using this gear. This website is just a place for me to show my new but growing collection to friends and family (and the world). Collections are more fun when I can show it to people. (My comic book collection is much less fun being boxed up and stored in a closet.)