Sword Related Articles

This is the swords section of our library. It contains collections of historical information about swords, their production and even how they were used. You will find articles about modern production and training swords that are available. We even list D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) materials to help assist with the repair and maintenance of your swords.

Choose A Sword Cutting Target

Choose A Sword Cutting Target

Posted: November 28, 2018

Making the right choice while selecting a sword cutting target can make the difference between a fun cutting session and dissapointment.

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The Roman Rudis

The Roman Rudis

Posted: September 09, 2016

A rudis is a wooden sword received by a gladiator who achieved earning his freedom or retirement. It was carried with him as proof of his accent from slave

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Decorative Vs Functional Swords

Decorative Vs Functional Swords

Posted: August 04, 2016

In this article we are going to have a look at the functional sword and the decorative sword and explain the key differences between them.

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Sword Edge Types

Sword Edge Types

Posted: August 04, 2016

Whether they are used for martial arts or re-enactment and stage play.

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Differences Between Katana

Differences Between Katana

Posted: July 28, 2016

24 differences between and economical entry level katana and a sensai grade sword. Identify budget friendly beaters from multi-thousand dollars martial arts and collector grade swords.

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Choose Training Swords

Choose Training Swords

Posted: July 07, 2016

There are so many training swords available that it can be hard to choose the right one if you are just starting out. Here's where to start.

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Choosing a Dicipline

Choosing a Dicipline

Posted: July 07, 2016

The sword has gained much popularity in the past couple decades and for the first time in centuries there are several specialized forges catering to a wide variety of sword martial arts.

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The Kopis Sword

The Kopis Sword

Posted: July 07, 2016

The Kopis is a very unique sword with a clever design. The forward curving blade is called a recurve capable of heavy cleaving.

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The Falchion Sword

The Falchion Sword

Posted: July 06, 2016

The falchion is a very unique one handed sword. It is survived by less than a dozen recovered artifacts but has been depicted in several illustrations.

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The Cutlass Sword

The Cutlass Sword

Posted: July 06, 2016

The cutlass is the famous sword of the high seas. The cutlass was quite a good working sword and was carried on land and sea but was most popular and remembered as a sailors sword.

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The Bastard Sword

The Bastard Sword

Posted: July 06, 2016

The medieval bastard sword made it's appearance at a transitional time in armor evolution and innovation.

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Learn About The Katana

Learn About The Katana

Posted: July 06, 2016

How Was The Japanese Samurai Sword Built? Learn the Terms, History And Parts Of This Legendary Sword.

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How To Display Katana

How To Display Katana

Posted: June 30, 2016

How was the Japanese Samurai Katana Displayed and Why? Learn Why and How we Use Tradition In Our Displays Today.

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Backyard Cutting Swords

Backyard Cutting Swords

Posted: June 24, 2016

For every great sword master there were just as many not so great beginners! You are ready to take the plunge by setting up your own backyard cutting dojo but where to begin?

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The Roman Gladius

The Roman Gladius

Posted: September 15, 2015

What did the roman army carry? Have a look at as we break down the parts of the Roman gladius.

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Forging a Katana

Forging a Katana

Posted: September 04, 2014

These Are The 6 Commen Steps Required To Forge A Differential Tempered Katana. Additional Steps Are Required For A Traditional Folded Or Damscus Blade.

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Reliks Chorui Released

Reliks Chorui Released

Posted: August 21, 2014

Reliks Chorui Katana is an exclusive sword available only through Reliks. This piece has been custom designed for cutting with good balance and feel.

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Learn About Medieval Swords

Learn About Medieval Swords

Posted: July 06, 2016

The evolution of the medieval sword began earlier than 1500 BC with the traditional one-handed sword carried by the celts.

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Sword Sharpening

Sword Sharpening

Posted: June 22, 2016

Reliks can sharpen your European sword for your Western martial art and sword cutting practice. Great for cutting pool noodles and tatami mats

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How To Maintain A Functional Sword

How To Maintain A Functional Sword

Posted: June 22, 2016

How to keep your functional sword well maintained so that it will continue to look like it was forged yesterday

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The Katsumushi Katana

The Katsumushi Katana

Posted: May 22, 2010

The Limited Edition Katsumushi Katana was an exclusive edition katana limited to 500 pieces worldwide and was designed by Reliks and produced by Paul Chen and Hanwei.

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Hanwei Production Standards

Hanwei Production Standards

Posted: June 22, 2016

Hanwei has set the standard for semi-production katana produced today for the modern martial artist.

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Windlass Steelcrafts Manufacturing

Windlass Steelcrafts Manufacturing

Posted: June 22, 2016

Windlass Steelcrafts manufactures hand forged functional swords and have set a high standard for european sword makers in terms of quality and price.

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Windlass Sword Construction

Windlass Sword Construction

Posted: June 22, 2016

How Windlass Steelcrafts uses traditional forging tecniques to produce hand forged functional swords that could hold their own against the swords they are modaled after.

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