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Marto's tradition of masterful sword smithing
Marto's tradition of masterful sword smithing
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For over 100 years, Espadas y Sables de Toledo, S.L. has been producing bladed weapons under the MARTO and BERMEJO brands using traditional craftsmanship. The company, based in Toledo (Spain), can look back on a rich history of sword…

Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part I: Ukraine Conflict
Roots of Contemporary Conflicts, Part I: Ukraine Conflict
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The origin of the early Slavs is unclear. Some historians believe that Slavic populations inhabited vast territories of central and northern Europe as early as the Roman period. In the first part of our historical exploration, we will look at the…

The Mysterious Gandalf: Five (Un)known Facts About the Powerful Wizard of Middle-earth
The Mysterious Gandalf: Five (Un)known Facts About the Powerful Wizard of Middle-earth
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He is often considered the wisest wizard, but he still knew nothing about Durin's Bane. He wielded a ring of power. In Middle-earth, his life and actions were preserved mainly in memories and stories, but in New Zealand, he has an actual life…

Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
Ancient Rome Warfare Under Barbarian Influence
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After almost a thousand years of existence, the Roman Empire was in decline. The once powerful emperors had become mere statesmen whose position had little importance. Budget deficit started to affect the equipment of the soldiers, who adopted…

Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
Ancient Rome Warfare in Times of Imperial Glory
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Our previous article gave us an insight into the arrangement of Roman army during the times of Roman Kingdom and the early Roman Republic.…

Deadly Blades: Part 2  The 3 Most Famous Sword Types in History
Deadly Blades: Part 2 The 3 Most Famous Sword Types in History
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In the first part of our article series dedicated to famous swords, we talked about some of the most famous cold weapons we know from history. What other weapons earned their…

Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
Ancient Rome Warfare: From Kingdom to Marius
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Some of us today are surprised to learn that Rome, whose borders at one time spread beyond the Mediterranean region, was just one of the many cities of the Apennine Peninsula dependent on agriculture in its early days. And it was ruled by kings.…

Deadly Blades: 4 Famous Sword Types
Deadly Blades: 4 Famous Sword Types
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They were used in battles as well as for ceremonies. Although these swords may be long past their heyday, they have left an indelible mark on the history. Which sword types were the most popular and why? Travel with us back in time to discover…
Loyal Not Only to Arthur: 3 Greatest Knights of All Time
Loyal Not Only to Arthur: 3 Greatest Knights of All Time
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A mere mention of their names was enough to make the enemies as well as noble ladies tremble. In the Middle Ages, knights were elite warriors, superior to most of their enemies in terms of combat skills, strength, valour, courage and righteousness.…
Tai Chi: The Art of Mastering Mind-Body Balance
Tai Chi: The Art of Mastering Mind-Body Balance
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Discover the world of Tai Chi, an ancient martial art and workout for both body and mind. We present to you an interesting guide to its mysteries. Explore the history and benefits of Tai Chi, and begin your own journey to harmony and strength!
The History of European Swords - Part 2
The History of European Swords - Part 2
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In the Middle Ages, the sword became a common weapon and the symbol of knighthood. As infantry became more and more important in the late Middle Ages, the shape and use of swords slightly changed, but the importance of swords did not fade.
The History of European Swords - Part 1
The History of European Swords - Part 1
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The sword is one of the oldest weapons ever used. This weapon intended for cutting or thrusting served mankind from Antiquity until Modern Era. In many cultures, it has been also used as a symbol of social status and wealth. Our shop has a wide…
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