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News UK: Aragorn’s sword from Lord of the Rings to fetch £156,000 at auction

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

Dateline UK, via the London Evening Standard   Two of the mythical weapons used by stars in the battle for Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy are to be auctioned. The staff used by the dark wizard...

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Video of Evangelion-inspired sword display by All Japan Swordsmiths’ Association

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Culture, Videos | Comments Off

Paul Martin of The Japanese Sword has just released this video tour of the anime-inspired sword display, which was held last November and December in Ueno Park, Tokyo.  The display included both figures and set...

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Collected Japanese sword-related sayings from Markus Sesko

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Culture | Comments Off

Markus Sesko is a well known specialist translator of Japanese texts, author,...

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News Japan: Sword Polisher Hon’ami Koshu declared Living National Treasure

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

With thanks to The Japanese Sword Facebook page Dateline Japan via Global...

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Analysis of a 15th century Ottoman raid on the Croatian border

Ottoman manuscript

Analysis of a 15th century Ottoman raid on the Croatian border

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | Comments Off

Trigger warning: This post reviews forensic research on the skeletal remains...

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In the News UK: Unlucky Viking sword could be yours for £120,000

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

Dateline UK via Daily Mail Online “Is this England’s unluckiest...

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Background and metallurgical analysis of a ducal Renaissance blade from Racibórz

Jan Van Boendale (c.1280-1351)

Background and metallurgical analysis of a ducal Renaissance blade from Racibórz

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | Comments Off

In 1996, during an archeological dig in a form nunnery church in Racibórz,...

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