The Feel of a Handmade Knife

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Many people say that there is a distinct difference between a machine made knife and a hand forged blade produced in the old world manner of anvil and hammer. Some would argue the major differences arise from the nature of the materials involved or the shaping of the blade itself. This is a long standing […]

Medieval European Swords Vs. Japanese Swords

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The Japanese Katana and the European Longsword. Was one superior to the other or is it apples and oranges? Let’s take a look at the development and characteristics of each one. The Japanese katana is designed to slice and cut. To accomplish this, the edge must be left very hard from the heat-treating process to […]