Here at Castille Armory we do something no one else really does: we focus on customize-able swords and other weaponry suited to SCA, WMA, HEMA and other reenactment and historical combat groups.
If you want a sword or other item built exactly to your specifications, here is where to start.
These are some things to figure out ahead of time so we can get right down to the finer details of your custom build.
1. What form of combat or non-combat is this being built for? Rapier combat, Cut & Thrust or something different? This will help us recommend a specific blade or determine the flex requirements (if any) of a custom ground blade.
2. What basic style of sword, guard or time period are you interested in? From here we can figure out what customization options are available.
3. What length of blade or total length of sword are you looking for? This will help us determine pommel options for your desired balance. *Balance is normally determined by the point at which the sword will physically balance and where its fulcrum is in relation to the front of the guard or quillions.
4. If you have any specific imagery or writing you would like incorporated into your custom, gather together any pictures or links to specific swords and email those to the link provided below. We are always happy to have the artistic impression left up to us but prefer to get you exactly what you see in your head.
We use a mixture of pierce work, chiseling, etching and colorization to achieve the unique pieces you may see in our Facebook online gallery.
Let us know what you are looking for regarding your own custom by sending your pictures and specifications to firstname.lastname@example.org