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Unusual religious symbolism and early Medieval European weapons

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Unusual religious symbolism and early Medieval European weapons

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Culture, Featured, History, Philosophy and Theory, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Unusual religious symbolism and early Medieval European weapons

Weapons in every culture have been inscribed with religious and other symbols as marks of prestige, to show the faith of the bearer, or to...

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Forensics:  Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

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Forensics: Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Featured, Forensic Analysis | Comments Off on Forensics: Weapon-related trauma on Seiyokan cranial remains, Kamakura

Based on a paper by Drs. Tomohito Nagaoka, Kazuhiro Uzawa, Kazuaki Hirata, Evidence for weapon-related traumas in medieval...

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Razor Edged 2:  Steel hardness, structures and sharpness

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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. ...

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