Ethiopian (Abyssinian) Medieval Weapons

There are not so many evidences that tell us about Ethiopian Medieval Weapons. Africa, as a whole, is a great enigma especially when we speak about weapons. The medieval weapons of Ethiopia are called nwayate haql. The...

Sword Oiling. Part 2

There is a specific procedure of oiling used for different types of swords. For example, Japanese sword oiling looks like a ritual which is executed in a specific succession. An important moment is to...

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...

Sword Oiling. Part 1.

A row classification of swords would divide the great number of today swords into at least three categories: - decoration swords, or non-functional replicas, - functional replica swords, and  - authentic swords, or ancient and rare exemplars. All...

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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...