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Oldest crucible steel weapon in East Europe found by Russian archaeologists

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in In the News | Comments Off on Oldest crucible steel weapon in East Europe found by Russian archaeologists

via Past Horizons   Russian archaeologists conducting a routine examination of an old sabre unearthed seven years ago in the city of Yaroslavl say it represents the oldest crucible steel weapon found so far...

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A comparison of sword oils for use with antique blades

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Weapons | Comments Off on A comparison of sword oils for use with antique blades

A member of the Nihonto Message Board has conducted an interesting short-term test of various traditional Japanese and Western modern oils and steel protectants, focusing on their qualities (odor, colour and...

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Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Forensic Analysis, In the News, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

via Discovery News King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base...

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18th century Indian sword was forged using unique technique

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in In the News | Comments Off on 18th century Indian sword was forged using unique technique

via International Business Times A 75-centimetre long Indian sword made in the...

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The blacksmiths of Telangana and tracing the origins of wootz steel

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, History, In the News | Comments Off on The blacksmiths of Telangana and tracing the origins of wootz steel

The idea for this post started when I came across a fascinating short article...

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News: Napoleon auction: sword sells for €190,000

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in History, In the News | Comments Off on News: Napoleon auction: sword sells for €190,000

Dateline Monaco, via The Riviera Times The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has sold...

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1892 Report by  US Consul: Collecting weapons in China

Historic photo, circa 1900.

1892 Report by US Consul: Collecting weapons in China

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Culture, Featured, History | Comments Off on 1892 Report by US Consul: Collecting weapons in China

An interesting look into the crystal ball of arms collecting history is...

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