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Jolene Sim

A medical and technical writer who identifies as an introverted couch potato. She enjoys geeking out with anime such as Naruto and Demon Slayer; and gacha games like Genshin Impact; and books from authors like Diana Wynne Jones, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and many more. Her interests include art, music, food, travel, and learning about different cultures.
LATEST ARTICLES
Are Damascus Steel Swords a Myth?  Are Damascus Steel Swords a Myth? 

As its name suggests, Damascus steel swords are swords made with Damascus steel using an ancient technique to forge blades of different shapes and sizes. The swords originated in the Middle East or the city of Damask (modern Syria). In

Ninjato Sword: The Japanese Assassin’s Sword Ninjato Sword: The Japanese Assassin’s Sword

The Ninjato sword, or Shinobigatana, is a kind of Japanese sword shrouded in a great deal of mystery. The sword is known for its short length and single edge and is often represented as the primary weapon of the Ninja.

Kukri Sword: The Ghurka’s Right Arm Kukri Sword: The Ghurka’s Right Arm

The Kukri sword, also known as the Khukuri, is a Nepalese sword with an internally curved edge. It is employed as both a weapon and a tool in Nepal. But, it is traditionally used by the Nepalese people as a

Khanda Sword: The ‘Last Stand’ Indian Sword Khanda Sword: The ‘Last Stand’ Indian Sword

The Khanda sword is an Indian straight sword with two sharp edges. Otherwise known as the Last Stand Indian Sword, it is similar to other Asian swords as it was employed for various purposes such as battle. The long broad

The Parts of the Deadly Katana Sword The Parts of the Deadly Katana Sword

The Japanese Katana is one of the most well-known swords in the world. Swordsmiths in Japan made swords of high-carbon steel during the Kamakura period. The Katana has a single-edged blade that is curved at one end. The sword is

Everything You Need to Know about Kris Swords Everything You Need to Know about Kris Swords

Although there are many variations of Kris swords, they can be clearly divided into two types: Kris Daggers and Moro Kris swords. In this article we will look in depth at them both.   Two Types of Kris Swords  Both the

Best Arming Swords: History, Uses, and Differences Best Arming Swords: History, Uses, and Differences

The Arming Sword is also known as the “White Arm” during the Middle Ages as it was a slang used to describe the “hand of God”, where through it, one can spread God’s power and will. With this belief behind

Tactical Swords: History, Advantages and Disadvantages Tactical Swords: History, Advantages and Disadvantages

Tactical swords are functional blades that are perfect for combat. They come in many different shapes and sizes and originate from all over the globe. In this article, we will dive into the origins, specifications, advantages and, in some cases,

Guide Into The Legendary Masamune Swords Guide Into The Legendary Masamune Swords

In the long and exciting history of swordmaking, blades brandished by the Samurai warriors of feudal Japan are known to be some of the most formidable, yet beautiful weapons ever made. Reasons for this include their intrinsically artistic creation, deathly

Ulfberht Swords: A Contemporary Debate on the Viking Age Ulfberht Swords: A Contemporary Debate on the Viking Age

Amongst the thousands of Viking age weapons discovered throughout recent history, Ulfberht swords were one of the rarest and most highly prized. Forged and distributed between the 9th and 11th century, they are identified by the letters inlaid on the

Kodachi: A Look Into The Japanese Short Sword Kodachi: A Look Into The Japanese Short Sword

Of all the famous Japanese swords, the kodachi (こだち) is a short sword that is one of the more popular and mysterious swords due to its pop-culture footprint from anime and video games. This article discusses the history, characteristics, and

Kopis Sword: A Guide to The Greek Short Sword  Kopis Sword: A Guide to The Greek Short Sword 

The Kopis Sword refers to either a sword with a heavy curved blade or a single edged short sword of the same design. A sword that has influenced many cultures, the Kopis sword is popularized by the famous Assassins Creed

Hand And A Half Sword: History and Modern Use Hand And A Half Sword: History and Modern Use

Any sword enthusiast would agree that the Hand and a half sword is the most versatile and effective sword. Amazingly light and fast for a sword of this size, this sword is an iconic piece with an interesting history which

Scimitar Sword: Collector’s Guide from the Middle East Scimitar Sword: Collector’s Guide from the Middle East

Unlike most European Swords that utilized double-edged blades, the Scimitar, known for its convex, curved blade, is a deadly cutting weapon that has been used across Central Asia, at least until the end of the Ottoman Empire.  From its role

The Historically Authentic Executioner Sword The Historically Authentic Executioner Sword

During the early 16th Century, decapitation was typically set aside for the nobility. While the ax was popular in England, executioner swords were used all over Central Europe for hundreds of years and particularly Germany, hence the common phrase, “German

Xiphos Sword: The Ancient Greek Close Combat Weapon Xiphos Sword: The Ancient Greek Close Combat Weapon

Xiphos swords are one of the most popular ancient Greek Swords that were very lethal in the right hands. Although not the primary weapon for Greek warriors, Xiphos played a major part in many wars in the medieval days, hence

Spartan Sword: A Guide for Sword Collectors Spartan Sword: A Guide for Sword Collectors

To all Spartans, nothing was more important than military education. Hence, Spartan children were trained with warrior skills from a young age. During their training, they would be equipped and taught to employ primary Spartan weapons such as the spear,

Parrying Dagger: History and How to Choose One Parrying Dagger: History and How to Choose One

The parrying dagger is a term used to refer to a group of small hand-held weapons from the early Renaissance and European late middle ages. Ubiquitous to the so-called simple left hand dagger, it evolved into the more important main

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