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When you think of live action role-playing (LARP), you most likely envision a group of nerds in medieval leather armor swinging latex swords and yelling at each other. While there may be a bit of truth to this sight, LARP roots go deeper than that and its influence throughout history is far from small. Take a moment to learn more about the history of LARPing here with our new blog post!

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2017/01/20/beyond-medieval-leather-armor-and-nerds-a-brief-larp-history/

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Creative blog post below!

During the Middle Ages, many medieval helmets emerged. Some of them include the Great Helm, Sallet, Barbuta, and of course, the Bascinet. Each helmet had its own character and style and today we look further into the bascinet. Get to know more about this popular head gear, widespread during the 14th and 15th centuries, by checking out this little rhyming ditty.

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2017/01/06/the-basics-of-the-bascinet-one-of-the-greats-of-medieval-helmets/
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Knights were among the most respected and highly regarded of the Middle Ages. However, their road to get there was lengthy and no easy feat. Take a look at the process of knighthood and there is no doubt that your respect for these men of honor will only grow. Blog post below:

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/12/23/knighthood-what-it-took-to-get-the-knight-armor-weapons-and-title/

One of the most popular images of the Middle Ages is a knight in a full suit of armor mounted on horseback. This idea has been re-inforced through media of all types and while it is indeed a valiant sight to behold, the knight of history looks a little different. Take a moment to get a well-rounded perspective on this famous medieval figure in our new blog post below!

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/11/28/setting-the-record-straight-about-a-knight-in-a-suit-of-armor/

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When you encounter chainmail armor for sale, there are many factors to consider in choosing the right type. Considerations include such things as materials used and weave. Take a moment to gain some insight into these various aspects and become a more well rounded consumer. Check out that and more at our new blog post below!

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/11/11/the-notable-facets-of-chainmail-armor-for-sale/

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As Halloween is only days away, consider dressing in historical style with a Roman soldier costume. Though the legionary is the most popular, there were also other types of soldiers in the Roman army as well. Take a look at some of them here. New blog post link below:

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/10/28/the-right-roman-soldier-costume-for-you/
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If you are a medieval lover or armor enthusiast, you have most likely seen a suilt of armor for sale at a Renaissance fair or historical convention. While the sight may be grand to behold, there are many components that make it such. Take a poetic look at the history and composition of this armor here.

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/09/30/suit-of-armor-for-sale-and-a-historical-tale/

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New Blog post today! There is no denying that the Middle Ages is one of the greatest periods in history. Though it is now in the past, medieval reenactments continue to preserve the spirit and impact of this exciting period.  More than just a group of nerds in medieval leather armor, reenactments can be both entertaining and educational. Among them, one of the most popular is Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.  You may have heard of this attraction, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect if you are fortunate enough to pay a visit. Click the link to see the full post:

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/09/02/medieval-leather-armor-a-medieval-meal-and-a-medieval-reenactment-you-wont-forget/

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The Roman Empire was one of the most prosperous and thriving civilizations to grace the pages of history.  Many factors contributed to its success including the integral role of centurions.  As the most famous officers of the Roman armies, centurions displayed upstanding character and true bravery.  Find out a bit more about these great men in our new blog post! Link below:

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/08/19/centurions-more-than-just-average-guys-in-roman-soldier-armor/
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Aside from leather armor being worn for fantasy role playing, there is much speculation as to its existence and value in armor history.  However, it did have a strong presence during the Middle Ages and even paved the way for shaping future armor. Find out more with this awesome blog post!

http://blog.armorvenue.com/2016/08/05/leather-armor-for-sale-is-it-worth-it/
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