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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...

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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...

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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 of the neck all the way up into his head, according to...

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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 late eighteenth century and probably used in battle has...

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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 from the Hans India newspaper. In Blacksmiths of Telangana:...

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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 the second half of its collection of Napoleonic memorabilia...

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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 provided by Edward Bedloe, who served as US Consul to...

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A quick look at Tenshinryu iaido, the quick-draw of a very long blade

photo by Goooder

A quick look at Tenshinryu iaido, the quick-draw of a very long blade

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Tenshinryu Hyouho (兵法, school of complete martial tactics, strategy) is listed as one of the koryu (historic and traditional) martial arts...

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We shall return… shortly

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Admin | Comments Off on We shall return… shortly

After a somewhat personally eventful fall, I’ll be getting back onto the sword-blogging horse.  Presently I’m trying out some...

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News: The shashka – the Russian blade that came down to the masses

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on News: The shashka – the Russian blade that came down to the masses

via Russia beyond the headlines “The versatility of the shashka predestined it to a military future far beyond its humble origins...

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