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News: Scots sword-wielding WWII hero honoured by book

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline: Scotland via The Scotsman “A World War II soldier who captured...

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Epee duels in modern France:  1911 through 1958 – on film

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Epee duels in modern France: 1911 through 1958 – on film

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Featured, History, Videos | 0 comments

Who would have thought that the art of the duel survived so far into modern...

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Last epee duel in France fought in 1967, recorded on film

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

An unusual piece of history, the last epee duel in France was fought in 1967,...

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Forensics:  Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

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Forensics: Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis | 0 comments

Based on a paper by Drs. Tomohito Nagaoka, Kazuhiro Uzawa, Kazuaki Hirata,...

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Smithsonian’s short video on the Samurai culture of taking of heads

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Culture, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

The Smithsonian has released a short video on the samurai tradition of...

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Hidden dangers: inspecting swords for flaws in practical cutting

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Hidden dangers: inspecting swords for flaws in practical cutting

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Most cutting groups have a standard safety inspection of blades prior to the...

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Forensic examination determines weapons used on 9th-14th century remains, Turin, Italy

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Forensic examination determines weapons used on 9th-14th century remains, Turin, Italy

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | 0 comments

In this paper, Weapon-related Cranial Lesions from Medieval and Renaissance...

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