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Ritual blades. Part I

Knife Importance  The knife is even an older type of weapons than the sword and the spear. Ancient people used it as mean of protection or attack, it served at the same time for hunting...

Viking Era Weapons (second version)!

Viking Era can be also called the Swords Era or the Era of Valhalla Warriors (who praised Norse supreme god - Orin). First of all, this is because of the fact that Vikings have opened a new historical war...

Viking Weapons Something Rare Even for Viking Era

Vikings were tribes of Norsemen who originated from Scandinavia. Generally they were known as sailors and warriors. Many Europeans considered them barbarians and raiders because of their ware prone tendencies. It should be mentioned that their weapons...

An Anti-Armor Sword – Estoc!

Today we will talk about one of the Medieval European swords which proved to be one of the most efficient on the battlefields. Appearance and Nomenclature  It is the Estoc Sword! The appearance of the Estoc sword dates...

Reflection on Cold Steel and Machined Weapons

There is no doubt that human beings have always developed and tented to achieve more and more. Partly it is because of the need; partly it is the concurrence. Anyway, it is a natural...

Japanese Sword Polishing. Part 2

A polisher of Japanese swords is a real master called Togishi. A Togishi possesses a wide collection of tools for polishing process. Mainly he handles polishing stones. These stones are pretty expensive and difficult to...

Japanese Sword Polishing. Part 1

The Quillon (or Quillion) is on of the weird words linked to the mysterious history of sword. Its appearance is still an issue of controversy! But the main idea lies in the fact that...

Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Vietnamese Blades

History  Vietnam has been under the rule of greater civilizations or nations for centuries. And each of them left cultural traces and influenced Vietnam to develop in a totally specific way. Swords craftsmanship was not...

Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Philippine Weapons Diversity

Let's travel to regions with a less known swordmaking culture - The Philippines! The Spanish claimed and colonized the Philippine archipelago around 1565. The Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legaspi was the first to set...

Fencing is what makes wielding stunning!

In short, fencing is a warfare art which consists of a series of attack and defense movements. Evolution... Following the history guidelines, I came to conclusion that fencing has witnessed all history periods. The earliest evidence of...

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Swordsmithing II: Roman Tradition

It is my intention to continue the swordsmithing topic with the Ancient Rome sword craftsmanship. First Roman Swords  The earliest Roman swords represented bronze cast constructions...

Fencing is what makes wielding stunning!

In short, fencing is a warfare art which consists of a series of attack and defense movements. Evolution... Following the history guidelines, I came to conclusion...

Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Philippine Weapons Diversity

Let's travel to regions with a less known swordmaking culture - The Philippines! The Spanish claimed and colonized the Philippine archipelago around 1565. The Spanish...

Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Vietnamese Blades

History  Vietnam has been under the rule of greater civilizations or nations for centuries. And each of them left cultural traces and influenced Vietnam to...

Japanese Sword Polishing. Part 1

The Quillon (or Quillion) is on of the weird words linked to the mysterious history of sword. Its appearance is still an issue of...