Swords, Cutting and Military History
Posted by Randy McCall on Apr 9, 2015
A member of the Nihonto Message Board has conducted an interesting short-term test of various traditional Japanese and Western modern oils and steel protectants, focusing on...
Posted by Randy McCall on Feb 2, 2015
The idea for this post started when I came across a fascinating short article from the Hans India newspaper. In Blacksmiths of Telangana: A forgotten tale of hammer and...
Posted by Randy McCall on Jan 19, 2015
An interesting look into the crystal ball of arms collecting history is provided by Edward Bedloe, who served as US Consul to “Amoy” as it was known at the time...
Posted by Randy McCall on Jan 15, 2015
Tenshinryu Hyouho (兵法, school of complete martial tactics, strategy) is listed as one of the koryu (historic and traditional) martial arts of Japan. Historically, it is...
Posted by Randy McCall on Sep 14, 2014
When looking at the graceful curve of a katana, many imagine the smith hammering on a folded steel blank to create the final shape. Outside of serious students of forging...
Posted by Randy McCall on Aug 19, 2014
As I mentioned in my previous article, there are few good resources on Islamic swords for the general reader. Today I’m going to draw heavily on the articles by Dr. A....
Posted by Randy McCall on Aug 13, 2014
Today we’re going to start and exploration of a topic that sees little light; Medieval Islamic swords. With the exception of a public fascination with Damascus steel...
Posted by Randy McCall on Jul 15, 2014
Trigger warning: This post reviews forensic research on the skeletal remains from a small town in what is now Croatia. As part of this paper, the researchers present...
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Posted by Randy McCall on Nov 24, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Historical European Martial Arts and test cutting
The last decade has seen an upsurge in what is being called Historical...
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