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New Encyclopedia of Japanese Sword Terms

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Culture, History | Comments Off

For those who might be interested, a new  book from Markus Sesko is now available through Lulu.com in hardcover, softcover and ebook versions. Summary:  “This completely new encyclopedic reference for the...

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News UK: Few know Sir Francis Drake’s sword is on display at Plymouth naval base

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

Via the Plymouth Herald A GREAT deal of Plymouth’s prestigious history is sadly hidden away from the public gaze under lock and key. One of these treasures can be found in a glass cabinet at HMS Drake inside...

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News: Centuries-old sword found in home may solve 1829 murder mystery.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

via CTV Atlantic News (Video clip available on article page) A Nova Scotia...

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Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

photo by Mark Vegas

Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos, Weapon Analysis | Comments Off

When looking at the graceful curve of a katana, many imagine the smith...

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Japan’s Mainichi Press reporting find of a Masamune sword

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Culture, History | Comments Off

via Mainichi Press Japan’s Mainichi Press is announcing that a  sword by...

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Boy finds 3000-year-old Chinese brozne sword while washing hands in river

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in History | Comments Off

via Shanghaiist   An 11-year-old boy in Gaoyou city, Jiangsu province was...

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Analysis of English Viking graves shows half of Viking “warriors” were women

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Forensic Analysis, History | Comments Off

via USAToday  “So much for Hagar the Horrible, with his stay-at-home...

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