One of Japanese Secrets – Ninja!

Ninja - also known as shinobi, was a class of warriors who usually originated from lower levels of society. They equaled to our-days spies and were in service of Japanese land lords (daymio) and samurai....

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...

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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...