Sumerian and Akkadian Weapons

Brief History  The Sumer and Akkad are the most ancient civilizations which actually were the ones to create the army institution and first weapons. The need of military institutions and weapon inventions appeared because the Sumerian city-states fought for...

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...

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...

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...

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Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Philippine Weapons Diversity

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Southeastern Cold Steel Weapons – Vietnamese Blades

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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...