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The Team

Who We Are

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Shawn Kreger

Founder & CEO

Shawn discovered his love for HEMA fencing in 2016, which led to producing swords in his own shop starting in 2017. In his spare time, he likes to play drums and practice archery.

Michael Tucker


Michael started practicing HEMA in 2008. Since then, he is the co-founder and president of a non-profit Lightsaber combat school. He currently runs the Tuathair Academy of Swordsmanship, and also works as a performance consultant and project manager with over 8 years of operational experience. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his farm. 

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Madison Hart

CCO & Sword Smith

Madison has been involved in the sword fighting community since 2014. She currently works at Krieger Armory as a sword maker and is also the Chief Communications Officer. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching English style longbow.

James Potter

Sword Smith

James has been involved in the saber community since 2016 and began HEMA training in 2023. He currently works at Krieger Armory as a sword maker. In his spare time, he enjoys reading horror and fantasy books.

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