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New Encyclopedia of Japanese Sword Terms

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Culture, History | Comments Off on New Encyclopedia of Japanese Sword Terms

For those who might be interested, a new  book from Markus Sesko is now available through Lulu.com in hardcover, softcover and ebook...

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

Via the Plymouth Herald A GREAT deal of Plymouth’s prestigious history is sadly hidden away from the public gaze under lock and key....

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

via CTV Atlantic News (Video clip available on article page) A Nova Scotia (Canada) couple is trying to determine whether an old sword...

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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 on Putting the curve in a katana via quenching

When looking at the graceful curve of a katana, many imagine the smith hammering on a  folded steel blank to create the final shape....

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

via Shanghaiist   An 11-year-old boy in Gaoyou city, Jiangsu province was washing his hands in a river when he stumbled upon a...

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

via USAToday  “So much for Hagar the Horrible, with his stay-at-home wife, Helga. Viking women may have equaled men moving to...

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