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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.

Learn About The Medieval Knight's Swords

Learn About The Medieval Knight's Swords

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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Learn About The Japanese Samurai Katana, History And Construction

Learn About The Japanese Samurai Katana, History And Construction

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

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Choosing a Sword Cutting Target

Choosing a Sword Cutting Target

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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6 Simple Steps to Break Down or Disassemble Your Katana

6 Simple Steps to Break Down or Disassemble Your Katana

Taking apart a katana for sword cleaning and maintenance. This DIY article will show you step by step how to disassemble and reassemble your Japanese Katana.

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3 Easy Steps to Repair a Tight Katana Saya

3 Easy Steps to Repair a Tight Katana Saya

Adjusting a saya for a katana. This DIY article will show you in three simple steps how to adjust a tight saya for a perfect fit.

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7 Simple Steps to Repair a Rusty Sword

7 Simple Steps to Repair a Rusty Sword

You left your sword in a moisture trapping scabbard too long and now its rusty. This DIY article will show you in 7 easy steps how to make your sword look like new again

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Sword Trivia or Fun Facts that you may or may not know

Sword Trivia or Fun Facts that you may or may not know

Sword Trivia or Fun Facts that you may or may not know about Swords the who what and where's about their usage.

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The Roman Rudis - Sword of Freedom

The Roman Rudis - Sword of Freedom

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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Sword Edge Types Available and The Differences Explained

Sword Edge Types Available and The Differences Explained

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

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The Decorative Sword vs. The Functional Sword

The Decorative Sword vs. The Functional Sword

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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24 differences between a $200 and a $5000 Katana?

24 differences between a $200 and a $5000 Katana?

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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The Kopis - The True Sword of Persia

The Kopis - The True Sword of Persia

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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Choosing A Sword Dicipline That You Will Enjoy

Choosing A Sword Dicipline That You Will Enjoy

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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Choosing The Right Training Sword For Your Martial Art

Choosing The Right Training Sword For Your Martial Art

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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Once Upon A Medieval Night, The Bastard (Sword) Was Born

Once Upon A Medieval Night, The Bastard (Sword) Was Born

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

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The Cutlass - The Sword of the Seas

The Cutlass - The Sword of the Seas

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 Falchion, a Sword for Commoners and Kings

The Falchion, a Sword for Commoners and Kings

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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Displaying a Japanese Sword or Katana

Displaying a Japanese Sword or Katana

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

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Even a Dragon Warrior, First Mastered the Noodles

Even a Dragon Warrior, First Mastered the Noodles

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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Sword Care and Maintenance

Sword Care and Maintenance

How to take care of decorative swords as well as functional swords. These are the most basic and simple steps

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Buying your first functional sword

Buying your first functional sword

A Guide to buying your first REAL hand forged functional sword! swords come In many forms and we can help you find the right piece.

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Windlass Functional Sword Construction

Windlass Functional Sword Construction

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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Windlass Steelcrafts Sword Manufacturing

Windlass Steelcrafts Sword Manufacturing

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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Hanwei and Paul Chen Setting Sword Production Standards

Hanwei and Paul Chen Setting Sword Production Standards

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

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3 Things You Should Know That Will Keep Your Swords Looking New

3 Things You Should Know That Will Keep Your Swords Looking New

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

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Have Your European Sword Sharpened For Sword Cutting Drills

Have Your European Sword Sharpened For Sword Cutting Drills

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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The Gladius - The Sword of the Roman Army

The Gladius - The Sword of the Roman Army

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

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6 Common Steps For Forging a Differential Tempered Katana

6 Common Steps For Forging a Differential Tempered Katana

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 Katana Released

Reliks Chorui Katana Released

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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The Limited Edition Katsumushi Katana

The Limited Edition Katsumushi Katana

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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