In Japan you can donate to a town to get a tax deduction, and often get a nominal physical token of appreciation from the town. But in this awesome article, a group of the next generation of Japanese swordsmiths who apprenticed under none other than the legendary Yoshindo Yoshihara offer custom Katana, Tachi and Tanto instead of the usual local crabcakes or green tea..! Such an awesome idea and great to see these young up and coming smiths!
From a sword purchased at auction in Australia for $4,000 that turned out to be a priceless national treasure to the $100 million dollar Tachi - money inc.com lists a bit of a random list of 'the 5 most expensive Samurai Swords in the World'. Not the most accurate article (and not very well researched), but is a good starting point to doing your own research.
You have almost certainly heard or used the expression - but do you know the full tale of the sword of Damocles and what it represents? This article by the Greekreporter.com will fill you in if not..
It's not news that Disneyland has been undergoing a LOT of changes in the last few years. But despite many changes over the years (and even someone of above average strength ripping it from its moorings) it is still possible to visit and try your luck to remove the sword from the stone and become King or Queen.. This article celebrates this Arthurian attraction over the years.
With over 1000 items from the personal collection of German entrepreneur and Samurai historical artifact collector Peter Janssen, this new museum just opened last month in Berlin. It's origin? The urban legend that actually happens - picking up a priceless antique at a flea market or garage sale!
While we might imagine the nobility endlessly feasting on tables piled high with roasted meats - the reality regardless of social status was that medieval Anglo Saxon diets were mostly plant based..
Fancy yourself to be on official performer or assistant at the Carloina RenFaire in October this year? They are now taking applications (click here
for their official website to register your interest).
With so many Renaissance faires around the world now re-opening after being closed due to COVID Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley fair decided it was also the perfect time to make a return. Heartening to see and we are glad they did!
Shared originally on Instagram, this behind the scenes photo shows part of the huge arsenal of swords used to shoot season 3 of the popular Netflix series 'the Witcher' starring Henry Cavill.