11 Noteworthy Resources for Fantasy Authors – Arms and Armor (Non-Magical)

Many fantasy books involve battles of some sort or other. If those books are set in medieval or rural cultures, that fighting will not usually involve firearms. As with other background details, describing weapons, shields, etc. accurately will enhance the story and readers’ satisfaction. These lists will help fantasy authors write realistic and convincing (non-magical) arms and armor for their characters.

Do You Know Your Glaive-Guisarme From Your Bohemian Earspoon?

Common Sword Types

Medieval Weapons

Japanese Weapons

Educational Charts – Arms and Armor

Timeline of Medieval Armor

Medieval Armor and Weapons in the Later Middle Ages

Parts of Armor

A Guide to Armor (Human and Horse)

Medieval Armor

Armor Digital Drawing (good visuals of different types)



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