Tuesday, January 20, 2015
When it rains it pours! The rate of submissions is picking up again and this time it’s a lovely brass hilted sword from another long time contributor.
Monday, January 19, 2015
A new piece added today from one of our regular contributors. A nicely decorated Hausa example
Monday, November 17, 2014
The front page is due an update. Unfortunately I have not had much time in recent months for swords, however that is changing and I am returning to updating the site more frequently. For a start there are quite a few new swords and the total number is at 107. One of the standout pieces…
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Quite a few swords have been added recently.
Including several with fine European blades. There is also a milestone in the catalog, #100 from a new contributor!
Other additions include…
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Takouba 33, my personal favorite and prized possession is recently back with me after being out for a few months for a well deserved restoration.
The purpose was to conserve and protect the sword against the deeply set rust and grime that it came to me with. It is now in excellent condition and showcases better than ever it’s many unique and important features.
To recap - this is a mid to late 14th century blade with gold inlay in the blade marks and the hilt is exceptionally old as well.
I am very proud to own it and overjoyed to have it back in my hands. I invite you to take a look at the new images and see it in the state it deserves to be seen in.