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The Yong Lo Sword is an extremely ornate, Ming Dynasty Sword that to me is the pinnacle of Chinese sword art. In this article,we take a look at this sword in detail, find out why it is so special and look at some of the modern day reproductions
As part of an overhaul in progress to improve the navigation of SBG and also to provide even more information to the beginning sword collector, we have recently completed 24 new pages on the site dedicated to all the major parts of a Japanese sword on our Sword Terminology page.
In addition, we also added the option to LISTEN to how each of the components of a Japanese sword are actually pronounced by a native speaker to avoid embarrassment and sound 'professional' as well as some tongue in cheek tips and tricks I picked up over the course of learning new languages to help to actually remember what the parts are called with the minimal amount of effort possible.
So if you are a beginner wondering what the various parts of a Samurai Sword are called, how to say them, what the are for, how much they cost, how they are made and common issues - well, this guide is for YOU!
I have an old katana. The blade is a bit wobbly in the handle and the end of the sheath has what I think is a split in the wood which makes the sword not
Are musashi folded elite swords durable and clay tempered (differentially hardened)? Would it be better than a sword made of just 1060? The folded elite
I Have a fair collection of United Cutlery Lord of the Rings swords. (As well as some other movie replica swords: Kingdom of Heaven, Rambo, etc.) I'm
I have 2 World WarII authentic Japanese swords that have been coated and caked with heavy grease for over 50 years. This grease is also caked inside of
Hands on review of the Musashi Fast Cutter, designed by Paul Southren
The Goblin King Sword by Scorpion Swords reviewed by its designer. Did it do justice to this original fantasy design? Read the review and decide for yourself
Some time ago I purchased a Claymore from Scarborough Fair. The seller asked me if I knew what type of claymore it was. I don't remember what I answered
Is it possible to remove a Tsuba from a Katana without destroying it?, specifically, I was planning on buying either a Mushashi Rosewood Shirasaya or a
So my training katana's handle wrap has been coming lose from training and sweat. The top of near the guard is slipping down. I don't know What the material
I found a brand new Windless European Sword at a pawn shop. I talked them down to fifty dollars . Unfortunately it is a bit heavy and tip heavy as well.
So I have been searching where I can learn how to use a sword properly and I can't find any dojos that teach proper sword technique. Any Ideas?
I found this listing on eBay for a Scottish Broad Sword. It says the blade is 1060 High Carbon Tempered Spring Steel, but doesn't provide any details as
I am looking to buy an Indian khanda sword. Like something close to the one attached.
Many moons ago, yours truly was a helicopter pilot in a couple of Cav units. Since I was an officer, it was required to have a Model 1902 US Army original
I came across this sword at a sale. It looked intriguing so I bought it for a couple of bucks. By the picture is there any info you could provide or where
I recently bought this sword at an second hand store as it was a bargain price and just couldn't resist. just thought it would make a nice display when
Can anyone tell me about this mark on a tai chi sword? I ask in utter ignorance, gathering info for a friend.
Is there a specific ritual or ceremony for presenting a sword to a samurai?
Grandpa brought this back from Saipan, WWII? Said it was originally a Calvary Officers but the Japanese has to eat the horse so it was cut at the handle
Are the del tin 16th century cut and thrust sword or the windlass Munich cut and thrust sword any good? Like how do they handle whats the out of the box
The making of Odins Oar by John Lundemo and KC Lund, the ultimate fantasy viking sword
Before you even think about buying someone a sword for Christmas, you need to read our christmas buying guide or your good intentions could seriously backfire..
Cut through the hype about meteoric swords and find how and why they are and were really made