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Best Medieval Sword Types and Their History
European Swords
Best Medieval Sword Types and Their History

Medieval knights’ swords include the arming sword, crusader sword, longsword, and falchion. Learn the history of medieval swords and where to buy them.

Japanese Swords 101: A Guide for Both Novices and Enthusiasts
Asian & Oriental Swords
Japanese Swords 101: A Guide for Both Novices and Enthusiasts

Japanese swords come in many different shapes and sizes and are crafted using traditional materials and established techniques.

Swords of the World: A List of 181 Types from Every Corner of the Globe
Real Swords
Swords of the World: A List of 181 Types from Every Corner of the Globe

Discover all the different types of swords from all over the world. Find out where and when they came from, how they're used, and what makes them unique.

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Asian & Oriental Swords
Wokou Pirates: Their Origin, History and Swords Used

The wokou pirates plundered the coastal areas of East Asia. Learn more about their history, the causes of wokou raids, and how governments ended them.

Wokou Pirates: Their Origin, History and Swords Used
Asian & Oriental Swords
Finding the Best Chinese Sword: The Quest for the Perfect Blade

Chinese swords are elegant and beautiful, associated with martial arts and the country’s culture. Learn about the best Chinese swords from history and their greatest uses.

Finding the Best Chinese Sword: The Quest for the Perfect Blade
Asian & Oriental Swords
Daito: Exploring the Finesse and Tradition of Japan’s Esteemed Long Swords

Come and take a look at the fascinating development of the daito, the Japanese long swords and learn about their significance.

Daito: Exploring the Finesse and Tradition of Japan’s Esteemed Long Swords
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Sword Duel: Its History, Rules, and Customs

A sword duel was a traditional means of settling disputes or defending one’s honor. Learn its history and how it varies in different cultures and periods.

Sword Duel: Its History, Rules, and Customs
Asian & Oriental Swords
The Sharpest Sword in Ancient China: Finding the Deadliest Blade

China is home to one of the sharpest blades in ancient history. Discover which are their sharpest swords through a short evolution of their blades.

The Sharpest Sword in Ancient China: Finding the Deadliest Blade
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English Swords Through the Ages: A Look at the Iconic Blades of British History

From the Vikings to the army that defeated Napoleon, take a journey with us as we explore the history of English swords.

English Swords Through the Ages: A Look at the Iconic Blades of British History
Asian & Oriental Swords
13 Most Expensive Swords and Daggers in History

Some swords and daggers are extremely valuable due to their craftsmanship and history. Learn about the most expensive swords and daggers in the world.

13 Most Expensive Swords and Daggers in History
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The 16 Deadliest Curved Blade Swords From History

Curved-bladed swords are known as the deadliest in history thanks to their powerful slashing and cutting abilities. Discover the 16 best-curved slicing blades.

The 16 Deadliest Curved Blade Swords From History
Asian & Oriental Swords
Wooden Chinese Sword: A Unique Tool for Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Kung Fu are the most popular Chinese sword martial arts best trained with Wooden Chinese Swords. Find out the best types, the material used to craft them, and thier use.

Wooden Chinese Sword: A Unique Tool for Kung Fu and Tai Chi
Real Swords
What is the Strongest Sword in History?

Discover if it is possible to point out the strongest sword type in world history. Explore all the needed factors and find out which is the strongest sword.

What is the Strongest Sword in History?
Asian & Oriental Swords
Niuweidao: The ‘Ox-Tailed’ Sword of China’s Last Dynasty

Discover the last types of Chinese swords to come out of the country’s Imperial history. Explore the Niuweidao, or Ox-Tailed Sabre, and its traits, uses, and history.

Niuweidao: The ‘Ox-Tailed’ Sword of China’s Last Dynasty
Real Swords
Katana vs Ninjato: A Clash of Techniques and Ideologies

Ninjato vs Katana! Let’s dive in and discover how a legendary duel between a ninja and a samurai with their respective weapons would turn out.

Katana vs Ninjato: A Clash of Techniques and Ideologies
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What Makes Sword-Wielding Historically Accurate?

Sword-wielding in popular media differs so much from historical sword combat. Uncover some misconceptions about it and what makes it historically accurate.

What Makes Sword-Wielding Historically Accurate?
Asian & Oriental Swords
Parts of a Chinese Sword: The Jian and Dao Anatomy

Chinese Swords are one of the most beautiful bladed tools of war and martial arts. Explore each of their parts to be able to better understand them.

Parts of a Chinese Sword: The Jian and Dao Anatomy
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The Enduring Power of Bronze Age Swords

Discover the Bronze Age swords first produced by the Greeks, further developed by the Celts, and perfected by the Chinese.

The Enduring Power of Bronze Age Swords
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