Pages Navigation Menu

Swords, Cutting and Military History

Metallugical comparison of three blades: Solingen and Toledo

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis | 0 comments

In this piece we’ll be looking at metallurgical analysis of three blades from two of the most famous centres for sword production in...

Read More
Metallurgical analysis of 9th century Moravian sword

photo by blueviking63

Metallurgical analysis of 9th century Moravian sword

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis | Comments Off on Metallurgical analysis of 9th century Moravian sword

After finishing the Razor Edged series (Parts One, Two and Three), I’ve had a number of requests to post more analysis of European...

Read More
Razor Edged 2:  Steel hardness, structures and sharpness

photo by Karstenphotos

Razor Edged 2: Steel hardness, structures and sharpness

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Featured, Weapon Analysis, Weapons | Comments Off on Razor Edged 2: Steel hardness, structures and sharpness

Another important determiner of blade sharpness is the quality of steel the blade is made of, as well as the hardness of the edge steel. ...

Read More