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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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Free Chinese Sword classics via Brennan Translation

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Culture, Featured | 0 comments

Presented with thanks to Sifu Scott Rodell, via his Tumblr blog Steel and...

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Oddities of archery:  Medieval arrowheads with twisted sockets

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Oddities of archery: Medieval arrowheads with twisted sockets

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis | 0 comments

One of the more unusual and perhaps unpleasant forms of arrowheads used in...

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First Kendo video ever made: 1897

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First Kendo video ever made: 1897

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Presented as a historical curiosity, this is the earliest known video of kendo...

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Bringing a cutting edge back to life

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

Many people have been asking for information on polishing, sharpening (or...

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