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Qing dynasty sabres – Exceptional weapons for Chinese soldiers

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Culture, Featured, Weapons | 0 comments

The Qing dynasty of China, sometimes called the Manchu dynasty,  lasted from 1644 to 1912.  During this period the long, single-edged and...

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Shi Zhan, Mandarin for test cutting

photo by Wendy James

Shi Zhan, Mandarin for test cutting

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Videos | 0 comments

The practice of test cutting isn’t limited to the Japanese arts. Shi zhan is the Mandarin word for “test cutting”, as...

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