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Back on the job…

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Admin | Comments Off on Back on the job…

After being offline for most of the last few weeks due to medical issues and...

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News UK: Aragorn’s sword from Lord of the Rings to fetch £156,000 at auction

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on News UK: Aragorn’s sword from Lord of the Rings to fetch £156,000 at auction

Dateline UK, via the London Evening Standard   Two of the mythical...

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Collected Japanese sword-related sayings from Markus Sesko

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Culture | Comments Off on Collected Japanese sword-related sayings from Markus Sesko

Markus Sesko is a well known specialist translator of Japanese texts, author,...

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Analysis of a 15th century Ottoman raid on the Croatian border

Ottoman manuscript

Analysis of a 15th century Ottoman raid on the Croatian border

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | Comments Off on Analysis of a 15th century Ottoman raid on the Croatian border

Trigger warning: This post reviews forensic research on the skeletal remains...

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

Dateline UK via Daily Mail Online “Is this England’s unluckiest...

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Background and metallurgical analysis of a ducal Renaissance blade from Racibórz

Jan Van Boendale (c.1280-1351)

Background and metallurgical analysis of a ducal Renaissance blade from Racibórz

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | Comments Off on Background and metallurgical analysis of a ducal Renaissance blade from Racibórz

In 1996, during an archeological dig in a form nunnery church in Racibórz,...

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Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

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Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Featured, Videos, Weapons | Comments Off on Video workshops on the training and use of spear-like polearms

Harking back to my article on the development and use of a spear as a cutting...

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