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    I remember back in the late 60's passing through...

    I remember back in the late 60's passing through O'Hara airport in Chicago on the way to Viet Nam and seeing these swords for sale in the gift shops there! Times have change with air travel.
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    Viking/Saxon sword carry

    It seems like very time they make a movie involving sword carry these days, everyone has their blades swung over their backs. The new BBC The Last Kingdom is a good example with both Vikings and...
  3. Patton wrote a manual for his sword that stressed...

    Patton wrote a manual for his sword that stressed he saw no need for defensive training. He believed the only use of the sword should be to charge into the enemy and stick him. Let the other guy...
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    Some place, in some sword reference, I read that...

    Some place, in some sword reference, I read that the first German kill for the Brits in WW-I was by a cavalry officer on horse mounted patrol with his sword. Of course, that had entirely no bearing...
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    National Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

    Has anyone else been through the National Museum in Ho Chi Minh City? There were lots of extremely well preserved "bronze age" and early iron age swords I was very impressed with. But then I started...
  6. Don't count on finding esoteric books like that...

    Don't count on finding esoteric books like that in them though. :)
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    Wow, $2400 on Amazon! I guess I will have to pass up that reference.
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    leaving their sword behind in the target wasn't a...

    leaving their sword behind in the target wasn't a problem?
  9. That would be my question. Is that really a...

    That would be my question. Is that really a bronze sword or something actually several hundred (1000+ maybe) years later?
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    A question for those that know more about seax...

    A question for those that know more about seax than I do. Practically every museum blade I've seen lacks its original handle. Is there good reason to believe the grips were ultra long and straight...
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    If it is like every other knife of that pattern,...

    If it is like every other knife of that pattern, Wells Fargo, KKK, and a few dozen other stamps, it is an English fake from the 1970's.
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    I went last Thursday afternoon. Really...

    I went last Thursday afternoon. Really extraordinary collection of swords and edged weapons. My one complaint was that I didn't feel the lighting was right for really looking closely at the blade's...
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    You can certainly find any number of other...

    You can certainly find any number of other references that will say the "finest" sword steel came from Japan. But then the 19th century Indians and Japanese never met on the battle field so I guess...
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    I had a chance to read it after my post Cathey....

    I had a chance to read it after my post Cathey. Tend to agree with you.
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    Scottish Arms and Armor

    Has anyone read "Scottish Arms and Armor" by Fergus Cannan?
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    Let me know when Amazon or somebody besides Lulu...

    Let me know when Amazon or somebody besides Lulu has it. My feelings about that company have not changed.
    I did enjoy the first book.
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    I can try.

    I can try.
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    With Drawn Sword, Austro-Hungarian Edged Weapons...

    With Drawn Sword, Austro-Hungarian Edged Weapons 1848-1918 by M. Christian Ortner-Eriech Artlieb.

    Can't remember where I bought my copy but it wasn't cheap.
  19. My wife has family in both Denmark and Norway. I...

    My wife has family in both Denmark and Norway. I can guarantee you that if your living family doesn't pay the rent, you don't stay in the ground in either of those countries either. As an American, I...
  20. Maybe a little off topic but one of the best days...

    Maybe a little off topic but one of the best days I had on my last trip to Denmark was the one spent at Lejre. They do some interesting things out there.
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    Received my copy of Sword Fighter of British...

    Received my copy of Sword Fighter of British India from Amazon and read it.

    The book certainly seems to make a case for the edge being superior to the point in mounted combat. Time after time...
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    Michael, I wasn't able to sort out all the...

    Michael,
    I wasn't able to sort out all the private message systems on this forum to contact you. Please send me an e-mail at tacticalknives@iinet.com. I want to talk to you about your knives.
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    Thank you Jeroen. Interesting website.

    Thank you Jeroen. Interesting website.
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    Jeroen,

    Can you tell me where I could order a copy of this book? I haven't been able to find it on a web search.

    Thanks,
    Steven Dick
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