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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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 2 comments

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

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Events, In the News | 0 comments

Japanese Antiquities expert discusses the intricacies of the samurai aesthetic, nihonto and armour for an online auction of Japanese items...

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News: Chinese citizen finds ancient sword while working

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

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...

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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 | 0 comments

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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In the News UK: Unlucky Viking sword could be yours for £120,000

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline UK via Daily Mail Online “Is this England’s unluckiest sword? Viking broadsword was on the losing side of four of...

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Japanese horseback archery hits Australian beach for world first

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline Australia, via ABC Far North Queensland “Think either horse riding or archery is hard? Imagine combining the two. For the...

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Skeleton executed by sword blows to head poses questions on Norman Conquest

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline: UK via Culture/24 UK An unusual set of battlefield burials have led to the skeleton of the first ever human discovery directly...

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