Tamahagane. Unique Metal for Unique Japanese Swords.

Tamahagane is the best quality steel obtained using Japanese traditional techniques. The word tama translates as round, precious,the word hagane means steel. A good quality tamahagane can cost 50 times more than the ordinary steel. This steel is used to make...

Basileus blade – machaira!

In ancient times, the man who claimed to take power over a region should prove his abilities in battle with the bearer of this divine power. Thus, to become a warrior-king the man had...

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...

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...

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 dating back to 1700 BC. The procedure of Roman sword...

Recent Posts

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...