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On engaging multiple opponents

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On engaging multiple opponents

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Philosophy and Theory, Video Slider, Videos | 1 comment

This post was sparked by an article which appeared on the blog io9.com,...

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Visit the Samurai Sword of the WWII Japanese Pilot Who Bombed Oregon

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in In the News | 0 comments

Dateline: Oregon, USA via Huffington Post “The town of Brookings, Oregon...

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The falchion in Eastern Europe during the 13th – 16th centuries

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The falchion in Eastern Europe during the 13th – 16th centuries

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Featured, Video Slider, Videos, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | 0 comments

Today we’ll be looking at falchions and similar weapons recovered in...

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The debate on Japanese swordsmanship based on skeletal trauma

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The debate on Japanese swordsmanship based on skeletal trauma

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis, History | 0 comments

How did medieval Japanese warriors (bushi) fight and act on the battlefield...

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Collecting, authenticating and appraising antique weapons

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Video Slider, Weapons | 0 comments

You’ve decided to collect antique swords?  Congratulations;  it’s...

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Newsreel footage of Wilkinson sword manufacture 1946-65

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Newsreel footage of Wilkinson sword manufacture 1946-65

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

From British Pathé (formerly known as Pathé News), here are several newsreels...

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Examining arrow and bolt heads from the siege of Crusader Castle Arsuf, 1265

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Examining arrow and bolt heads from the siege of Crusader Castle Arsuf, 1265

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | 0 comments

In 1265, the Crusader castle of Arsuf in the Kingdom of Jerusalem was attacked...

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