Archives for January 2013

Blood, Magic and Mud

By Drew McLachlan It’s well past one o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and Jacob Scheibel is wearing pajama pants and an Iron Maiden t-shirt. He opens up the hatch of his Jeep and unzips a black hockey bag that takes up most of the trunk. The first thing he shows me is a mace, a single-handed weapon that medieval knights once used to bludgeon opponents to death. The shaft isn’t much longer than a foot, with a slim, four-flanged head on one side and a pummel the size of a mallet on the other. A … [Read more...]