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Aztecs With Macuahuitl

Posted by on Thursday, October 25, 2018, In : Art 





Drawings from the 16th-century Florentine Codex depicting Aztec warriors. The weapons they are brandishing are macuahuitls, wooden swords that were embedded with obsidian glass that was often as sharp as a modern-day, high-quality steel razor blade.



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Bronze Age Swords from Scotland

Posted by on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, In : Photography 



Bronze Age swords found in Scotland and housed in the Museum of Scotland.

Source: wikipedia.org

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Old School Fencing

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Gifs 



Old School fencing footage.

Source: The-history-of-fighting.tumblr.com
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The Fudo Masamune

Posted by on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Photography 


Goro Nyudo Masamune (c.1264–1343 AD) is widely regarded as the finest sword smith that Japan has ever seen. His samurai swords and daggers (tachi and tanto) were made in the Soshu tradition and he is believed to have worked in Sagami Province during the last part of the Kamakura Period (1288–1328).

The Fudo Masamune is one of the few surviving blades that is known for sure to have been made and signed by the legendary sword smith and from the early 1600s, it was in the possession of the Ow...
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Joyeuse

Posted by on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Photography 


This sword is believed by some to be built from the original sword used by the late eighth/early ninth century king of the Francs, Charlemagne. Known as Joyeuse (meaning joyful), it was used in the Coronation processionals for French kings from 1270 (Philip III) - 1824 (Charles X).

Joyeuse was housed in the Saint Denis Basilica since at least 1505, before being moved to its current home, the Louvre in 1793. While it is generally agreed that the blade is medieval, its actual date is debated b...
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Madame Collie of Rome Fencing at Angelo’s Academy

Posted by on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Madame Collie of Rome fencing at Angelo’s academy

Date:  1816

Artist:  Thomas Rowlandson

Infomation:  Henry Angelo was the most famous fencer and teacher of swordsmanship in England during the 18th century. This picture depicts his fencing school, situated in Bond St in London, when it was visited by Madame Collie of Rome.

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A Sword's Honour

Posted by on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Koshiate

Posted by on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  koshiate
Date:  1735
Artist:  Hayakawa Kyuukei
Info:  This woodblock from the Edo period depicts a series of Japanese samurai swords on their koshiate
(Sword Hangers) and is from a Japanese book on samurai armour called Tanki Yoriaku: Hi Ko Ben
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Goro Nyudo Masamune (c.1264 – 1343 CE)

Posted by on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Art 



Title
:  Masamune

Date:  Unknown

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  This old image is of Gorō Nyūdō Masamune (c.1264 – 1343 CE), widely considered to
be the best sword smith that ever lived. He lived during the Kamakura Period and is said to
have made swords that had the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

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Legends of Fencing - Henri de St. Didier

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Art 


Henri de St. Didier was a fencing legend who came from France and was very influencial in the 16th century. In 1573 he became the first master of his country to write a treaties on fencing and acknowledged that the Italian style was the best. The main lessons he gave to the fencing world was how to counter-attack effectively and instruction on disarming an opponent.

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Legends of Fencing - Giacomo di Grassi

Posted by on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Art 


Giacomo di Grassi was an Italian master from the 16th century who had a great influence on the development of fencing right up to the modern day. He is often credited with inventing the modern parry and through his best known work, ‘His True Arte of Defence’, taught fighters from his day to think more about defence than had previously been the norm.

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Sword Dance

Posted by on Saturday, February 16, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Legends of Fencing – George Silver

Posted by on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Art 


George Silver was a late 16th, early 17th century English teacher of defence who wrote two major works, "Paradoxes of Defence" and "Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence", in which he promoted the use of small-swords and staves in favour of the rapier, a weapon which he strongly criticised. He believed that the rapier was dangerous, and was concerned with the number of duels that were happening in his time and worried that too many arguments were being settle that way. According to Si...
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Tsukahara Bokuden and his No Sword School

Posted by on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Art 


Picture: Bokuden's No sword school
Date:  Unknown
Artist:  Unknown
Info:  The painting depicts a tale about the legendary samurai warrior Tsukahara Bokuden,
and how he defeated a young warrior with guile alone. He agreed to fight on an island then
abandoned the warrior there, telling him; “Here is my No Sword School!”

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