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Quick Reference Links
European Sword Reference
- What makes a European Sword Real?
- The tang and pommel of a real European sword
- Steel types for REAL European swords
Japanese Sword Reference
**Please keep in mind that the “quick reference links” are incomplete at this time. The site is still being developed, slowly, as I am personally writing all of the sword articles as I have time to bring you legitimate learning material with a face behind it. The “quick reference links” will be updated as articles are posted to the site, for the ease of navigation to the exact article you are looking for. Check again soon for more articles on both European and Japanese swords. Thank you for checking School of Swords out!**
I’m under the assumption that you are wanting to learn about swords. More direct, I’m assuming that you are wanting to learn about real swords and what makes them real. You will find the information you are looking for here at School of Swords.
It’s true. I didn’t build this site for looks as you can probably well see by now. It is a very minimalistic design that I believe in fact helps take the mind away from distractions such as gaudy backgrounds and stuff. If you came to learn about swords though, this site is 100% built around that goal.
What can I expect to learn from your site?
That’s an easy one! You will learn all about swords! I have studied, collected, and have been interested in swords for, well, all my life pretty much. I honestly don’t go a single day without picking up one of my swords or looking for my next acquisition.
School of Swords will hopefully teach you about all that you need to know about swords. I will share information with you on European swords as well as Asian swords. I will inform you on what makes a sword real and why. I will explain to you why you may have bought a sword thinking it was real, only for me to tell you it isn’t real. I can assure you that if I say it isn’t a real sword, then it probably isn’t . I will teach you what a hamon is and the difference between a real hamon and a fake one. Do you even know what a hamon is? I will teach you about different types of steels for making blades. I will teach you what a shinken is! I will teach you what a “rat tail tang” is. I will teach you what a peened pommel is… I’m sure you’re getting the point.
About School of Swords
School of Swords has information from the outstanding to the ugly on swords. This site has information on budget blades as well as authentic high priced hand forged beauties. As stated above, I do a lot of teaching on different types and styles of swords. Aside from teaching about swords, I will also do some reviews of different swords and manufacturers from time to time.
If you are like I was when I first started collecting swords, you are probably searching the web for mass producers of swords, or even searching for some swords you may have seen in some Hollywood movies. Surely these swords are real because they were used in the movies, right? Wrong! There are many of these swords that are strictly wall hangers and nothing more.
School of Swords will bring you plenty of information to help you make an educated decision on which swords you should buy. That’s why this site is here. My number one goal is to have you leave this site armed with all the information you need on real swords.
This site will teach you about European swords and Asian swords, as stated in the above text. Hopefully you will find navigation of this site to be optimal. Be sure to also follow the links in the text as they will lead you to relevant articles on the topic of real swords. Enjoy your stay and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can contact me at the contact page, or just follow that link!
**Don’t forget that if you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the search function at the top right hand corner of the site.**