“By The Sword”

I’m not generally inclined to encourage people to buy stuff, but since By The Sword is having a holiday sale this week, I thought this might be an appropriate moment to mention that it’s a really fun site for those of us whose aesthetics are grounded in another century. It mostly sells anachronistic clothes and weapons, but it’s got lots of other interesting stuff too: goblets, jewelry, artwork, miniatures, musical instruments, “home decorations”, etc. It also sells collectable merchandise in various fantastical settings (e.g. LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean), and equipment for LARPs. Essentially, it’s a little bit like shopping at a ren faire online.

Anyway, if you like that sort of thing, it’s a neat place either to shop or (more usually for me) to browse.