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  • Damoklův meč Damocles’ Sword - a Legend That Is Still True

    A sword blade dangled above his throat, which Damocles paid no attention to at first. Although when he noticed it, he suddenly realised that he could no longer rejoice and enjoy the prosperity that surrounded him. The food in his mouth became bitter and the paintings on the walls curled up into strange shapes. Instead of happily enjoying the gifts of a monarch, he suddenly wanted to be as far away from the palace as possible. Therefore, the feeling of not being able to rejoice at a time when danger awaits us began to be called the Damocles’ sword. Although, we should call it Dionysus’s sword. Why is it so, and how did it all end?

  • Meč Cold Weapons and Crown Jewels. Swords Served Several Purposes.

    Blade, guard, handle, and pommel. Four parts combined into one shiny, breathtakingly beautiful object that has been admired by little boys since the ancient times. We are talking about swords, one of the oldest weapons used by men. From Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages to the present day, swords been associated with heroism, courage, and dexterity. They appeared in numerous legends, stories, and fairy tales.

  • Nůž SAX A Long Knife That Could Surprise the Opponents: The Magical Seax

    For the Vikings, seax was a reliable weapon of last resort in combat. Seax, also called sramasax, was an inconspicuous long knife at first glance, but it could catch enemies off guard. Long knives were very popular among the Northerners, maybe because of their practical size, the display of perfect workmanship or the possibility to surprise the enemies. The Northeners were using them for centuries. What were the benefits of combat knives?

  • Rudolf Krutský a jeho dílna Rudolf Krutský

    Skilful hands of a metal worker - replicas of old weapons are made near Kadaň!

  • Legendary Swords Shrouded in Myths

    The most famous and common cold weapon used throughout history, an effective tool for killing, and indispensable part of the image of every hero – a sword. As a symbol of bravery, war as well as social status, swords were used to decide important battles, to crown new kings and, sometimes, to reconcile two rival parties. Some swords played an important role in shaping our history, other swords became indelibly engraved in memory of mankind due to legends and epic poems. Which swords should you know?

  • Sword, the Most Valuable Viking Weapon

    People commonly associate the Vikings with violent savages raiding more civilized nations around them. Only a few people know that the Vikings were also established traders and craftsmen. The skills of some Viking blacksmiths were so extraordinary that their weapons are said to be 1000 years ahead of their time. Were swords the most common Viking weapons? How did they forge them?

  • viking titulek Vikings: How Historically Accurate is the Series?

    Confident and violent warriors with axes and shields who raided wide areas of Europe. They fought like one nation. So are the Vikings portrayed in the popular series from Canadian-Irish co-production. “Vikings“ (2013) has fans all around the globe. How much different were the real Vikings from those in the series?

  • templář titulek Templars

    Only a few orders have raised such enormous interest and intense emotions as the Order of the Templars. Both loved and hated, the Knights Templar had a gold poach in one hand and a sword blessed by the God of Christianity, in another. The primary quest of Templars was to serve as Defenders of Christianity, protect pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem and even protect the Holy Grail. But who were they really? What did their life look like? What was the true reason for the existence of their order?

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