Swedish Association of Military History
The Swedish Association of Military History was founded in 1992 in order to protect the cultural heritage of Swedish military history, provide new literature about military history in Swedish and to promote the Swedish Armed Forces.
The magazine Pennan & Svärdet (Pen and Sword in English) was started in 1997 and both subscription and membership is free. Today the magazine has many thousand subscribers and is issued at least 14 times a year.
The idea with Pennan & Svärdet is to equip the members with knowledge, memorabilia, experiences, such as trips to historical battle fields, survival courses and visiting active military sites. Along a rich publication of around 25 new titles per year, Pennan & Svärdet also provides the members with military inspired outdoor clothing and iconic replicas of watches, knives, bayonets, and more.