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Swords, Cutting and Military History

18th century Indian sword was forged using unique technique

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in In the News | 0 comments

via International Business Times A 75-centimetre long Indian sword made in the late eighteenth century and probably used in battle has...

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The blacksmiths of Telangana and tracing the origins of wootz steel

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, History, In the News | 2 comments

The idea for this post started when I came across a fascinating short article from the Hans India newspaper. In Blacksmiths of Telangana:...

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Cord, rope and combat

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Cord, rope and combat

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

The use of rope or cord on the battlefield is most often thought of in terms of  lanyards (to tie your weapon to your hand or belt),...

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Test Cutting with the Chakram – Sikh throwing disk

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Test Cutting with the Chakram – Sikh throwing disk

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Culture, Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | 0 comments

In Northern India there is a traditional armed martial art known as Shastar Vidiyā or Gatka (Knowledge of the Sword), one of a group of...

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