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

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 | Comments Off on News: Chinese citizen finds ancient sword while working

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 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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