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Samurai Swords

I own www.SwordsOfTheEast.com  the largest samurai swords dealer on the internet! I would love to do a collaboration with your site. Obviously your readers love swords, and we have over 1000 in stock samurai swords and are very knowledgeable about the sword industry. Would you like to do a review on one of our swords? We could send you a free samurai sword or tanto for your review. Let me know your thoughts, thanks! James

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Swords of the East


You have a great site! I work for www.SwordsOfTheEast.com one of the worlds largest samurai swords dealers. I was wondering if you would do a post about our site and swords? I think it would go over really well with your readers. We have a huge cult following, and people really get excited and have fun going on our site.  Please let me know if you would be interested, I look forward to hearing from you.

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The Sword of Goujian.

" Regarded as a state treasure, the Sword of Goujian was unearthed in September 1965 in Jiangling County, Hubei Province. The sword is as legendary to the Chinese people as King Arthur’s sword in the West. Having been buried for more than 2,000 years, upon discovery, the sword was very sharp and not rusty. What’s more, it contains some rhombic etchings and 11 concentric circles located only 0.2 millimeters apart at the tip of the handle. It seems almost impossible that such a marvel of supreme craftsmanship could have been constructed so long ago…." http://www.chinaculture.org/gb/en_curiosity/2004-06/23/content_47488.htm

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Sword Carolingian type branded master - “Ulfberht”, IX - X centuries., Vikings, Western Europe.

Blade length - 100 cm,
Blade width - 6.5 cm

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Handmade Swords - Vendelmiekka

  • Maker & Copyright: Jarkko Niskanen (jarkko1)
  • Measurements: overall length of 90,5 cm; blade length 75,2 cm; weight 1358 g
  • Balance point: located 14 cm from the hilt

Even though swords like this are often called "vendel swords" named so after the vendel graves in Sweden, they were common in large areas of Europe. Many such swords are also found in Finland. In Behmer’s classification of migration period swords this one represents type 6.

The blade of the sword is pattern welded like it was common in migration period/early Viking age. The middle of the blade haves two pattern welded and twisted rods. Edges are layered from steels, with carbon content 0,6-0,8%. Crossguard and upperguard are riveted from brassplates, with blued iron plates between them. Iron is blued by heating it.

The tang of the blade is peened into the upperguard. The pommel, which covers the peening, is cast from brass. The grip and strap slide are made from walnut while the scabbard is made of pinewood with leather covering and woolen inside.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

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