Benjamin Arms Studio 9
Superior French Epee Dueling Sword
About Benjamin Bowles Armourer Brevet
Benjamin Arms was founded on October 25th, 2009 by Benjamin Bowles in Arcata, California. Benjamin received his initial training and guidance from Maestro de Armas Ramon Martinez on construction techniques and handling characteristics. Maestro Martinez provided Benjamin with specifications from his extensive collection of fencing swords and reference material. Mr. Bowles is also the only holder of an Armourer’s Diploma from the Martinez Academy of Arms. Benjamin Arms began with an initial product catalog in 2009 featuring French foils & epees that debuted at Salle Saint George’s Western-Washington Western Martial Arts Workshop. In 2012, after extensive research and design, Italian foils and sabres joined the catalog. In 2014 the workshop relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and re-established at American Steel Studios in Oakland, California. Benjamin has built over 1,000 weapons and shipped them worldwide.