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Japanese Antiquities expert discusses the intricacies of the samurai aesthetic, nihonto and armour

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Events, In the News | Comments Off

Japanese Antiquities expert discusses the intricacies of the samurai aesthetic, nihonto and armour for an online auction of Japanese items taking place now (Nov. 20 to Dec. 1) at...

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News: Chinese citizen finds ancient sword while working

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off

Dateline: China via Shanghailist.com A 26-year-old man in Danfeng county of Shaanxi province was awarded a certificate and 500 RMB by the local cultural relic department this past Tuesday after he found a bronze...

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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...

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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...

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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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