Swordsmiths: Dvalinn, Masamune, Bladesmith, Sword Making, Muramasa, E l, Wayland the Smith, Sword Replica, Hikoshiro Hiromitsu, Filippo Negroli

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dvalinn, Masamune, Bladesmith, Sword Making, Muramasa, Eöl, Wayland the Smith, Sword Replica, Hikoshiro Hiromitsu, Filippo Negroli, Amakuni, Cold Steel, Nagasone Kotetsu, Gan Jiang and Mo Ye, Kanenobu, Pooley Sword, Albion Swords, Kit Rae, Windlass Steelcrafts, Hanwei, ShintÅ?go Kunimitsu, ou Yezi, Durinn, Telchar. Excerpt: ...

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Overview

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Dvalinn, Masamune, Bladesmith, Sword Making, Muramasa, Eöl, Wayland the Smith, Sword Replica, Hikoshiro Hiromitsu, Filippo Negroli, Amakuni, Cold Steel, Nagasone Kotetsu, Gan Jiang and Mo Ye, Kanenobu, Pooley Sword, Albion Swords, Kit Rae, Windlass Steelcrafts, Hanwei, ShintÅ?go Kunimitsu, ou Yezi, Durinn, Telchar. Excerpt: Albion Swords (formerly Albion Armorers ) is a company based in New Glarus, Wisconsin manufacturing European sword replicas. The company was started in Washington D.C. by Howard and Amy Waddell in 1998. Products Albion has several different product lines that vary widely in price. Their most expensive "Museum Line" consists of several swords that have been recreated from existing museum pieces. Their "Next Generation" line is the largest and most fully featured line. They also produce a low-end "Squire Line," and have recently introduced the "Maestro Line," which is a series of sparring swords intended for practitioners of historical European martial arts . Albion also offers "Campaign Line" basic scabbards around USD 300, as well as custom made scabbards ranging above USD 1000 apiece. Albion Armorers in partnership with The Mercenary's Tailor also offers various pieces of medieval armour . See also (online edition) References (URLs online) Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Amakuni ( ? ) is the legendary swordsmith who created the first single-edged longsword (tachi ) with curvature along the edge in the Yamato Province around 700 AD. He was the head of a group of swordsmiths employed by the Emperor of Japan to make weapons for his warriors. His son, Amakura, was the successor to his work. Although there are almost no modern examples of signed works by Amakuni, legend has it that the double-edged katana, Kogarasu Maru , was fo...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155645209
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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