Journal „Waffen- und Kostümkunde“


The journal is published by the Gesellschaft für Historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde e. V..

Journal for the history of arms and armour and of costumes

Founded in 1897 by Wendelin Boeheim as “Zeitschrift für historische Waffenkunde”, it is now in its third series and is published annually in two issues of approximately 100 pages each. It contains four to six articles from both disciplines as well as reports, book reviews and a compilation of new publications on the history of arms, armour, dress and fashion.


The journal is sent to all members of the Society. All issues can also be purchased individually from bookshops or directly from the publisher.

Issues in stock

Copies of the issues from 1998 to the present can be ordered for between € 25 and € 44.60 each (plus shipping costs) from:

Louis Hofmann
Druck- und Verlagshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Domänenweg 9
96242 Sonnefeld

Telephone: +49 (0) 95 62 / 98 30 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 95 62 / 98 30 – 44

Digitised versions

Zeitschrift für historische Waffenkunde

Waffen- und Kostümkunde

Available via the catalogues of all major libraries as subscribers to DigiZeitschriften.

Editorial board

Editor in charge
Christopher Retsch, M.A.
96047 Bamberg

Dr Alfred Geibig
Ringstrasse 18
96274 Itzgrund
Tel: 0176-21204964

Daniel Hohrath M.A.
Bayerisches Armeemuseum
Paradeplatz 4
85049 Ingolstadt


New publications and reviews
Ingolf Fischer
Robert-Koch-Strasse 23
06110 Halle/Saale


In order to create our journal as ambitious and rich in content as possible, the editors ask for your cooperation.

If you would like to publish an article on the history of arms and armour or of costumes, please ask for information about the procedure and our editorial guidelines.