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Bringing a cutting edge back to life

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Cutting Arts, Featured, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Bringing a cutting edge back to life

Many people have been asking for information on polishing, sharpening (or otherwise re-edging) a sword used in modern test-cutting...

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News: Learning Edo-era blade polishing techniques from a Japanese master (Japan)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on News: Learning Edo-era blade polishing techniques from a Japanese master (Japan)

Dateline: Japan Rocket News 24 Have you taken a close look lately at the knives you use every day when preparing food? If you’ve been...

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Comparing Medieval images of European and Japanese sword polishers

photo from Oxford Museum

Comparing Medieval images of European and Japanese sword polishers

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History | Comments Off on Comparing Medieval images of European and Japanese sword polishers

Several recent discussions on various  blogs and web forums examined marginalia images from middle-to-late Medieval and early Renaissance...

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On blade sharpening

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Cutting Arts, Featured, History, Videos, Weapons | 0 comments

Practitioners of the art of cutting, no matter what their style, background, or type of blade they’re using, will eventually find...

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