Armi Antiche (Antique Arms) is published since 1953 as the bulletin of Accademia di San Marciano, partnership between students, amateurs and collectors, non-political and non-denominational, non-profit organization. Academy aims are the study of ancient weapons and associated technology, vexillology, uniformology, art and military history of the fortifications, the spread of interest in these fields, the preservation of objects and testimonies, the collaboration with museums, schools and other institutions.
The journal Zeitschrift für historische Waffenkunde (Journal of the Historical Weapons, now «Waffen- und Kostümkunde») was founded by Wendelin Boeheim, an Austrian army officer and weapons historian. The journal is published by the Gesellschaft für Historische Waffen- und Kostümkunde (Company of Historical Weapons and Costumes). The journal released annually in two volumes, each with about 100 pages and consist 4 to 6 essays of both disciplines (Weapons and Costume).