Category Archives: Swords

Legendary swordsman Bob Anderson dies at 89

Every now and then, we like to eulogize those who have made a significant impact in the world of knives and swords. While most people we honor were bladesmiths, the recent death of Bob Anderson at 89 is something we can’t ignore. If you’re not familiar with the name Bob Anderson, you’re undoubtedly familiar with [...]

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How to swallow a sword (and not die)

There are many useful things you can do with a blade. For example you can cut tomatoes with a knife, use an axe to chop wood, skin a deer with a blade or put a sword down your throat. OK, so maybe the last example isn’t that useful, but it’s definitely cool. After researching the [...]

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Modern samurai cuts speeding bullet in half (video)

It’s simply amazing what can be done with a good sword. Isao Machii also known as the modern samurai has such control and connection with his sword that he can cut a speeding bullet in half. That’s right, a speeding bullet. A friend told me about Machii’s bullet-cutting abilities, but I found it hard to [...]

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Woman pulls out sword to settle argument at Pizza Hut

One of my fondest memories of my youth was eating at Pizza Hut after little league baseball games; I’m just glad I never played baseball in Louisville, Kentucky. A Louisville woman is facing disorderly conduct charges after she pulled out a sword to settle an argument–likely over an inadequate slice to pepperoni ration–at a Local [...]

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College sword makers create sword for ‘Thor’

Yesterday, the Ball State University Daily News ran a great piece profiling two local swordsmith students who were given the opportunity of a lifetime when a props team commissioned them to make a sword for the movie “Thor.” BSU metal design major Andrew Davis and David DelaGardelle had started their business MAD Dwarf Workshop while [...]

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“Lord of the Rings” replica swords stolen from man’s house, along with AK-47

Don’t leave your swords home alone. Four “Lord of the Rings” replica swords, along with a bunch of other move memorabilia, were jacked from a Chicago-area man’s house. In addition to the swords, thieves stole a Spartan helmet from the movie “Troy” and memorabilia from the movie “Alien.”  An AK-47, sniper rifle, $18,000 in watches, and a [...]

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The Return of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Sword

The famous sword of Gen. Robert E. Lee is making news this week because its finally returning to Lee’s place of surrender more than 146 years after the Civil War. Anyone who’s not a history buff might wonder what the big deal is, but for decades, there’s been a myth surrounding Lee’s sword. Legend has [...]

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Top 10 Badass Movie Sword Fights (#1)

We’re counting down the top 10 movie sword fights of all time in conjunction with our first Cutting Edge product give-away.  Comment on this post or any other between today and midnight on Sunday and you’ll be entered to win a 51-inch William Wallace replica sword . If you are one of the first ten people [...]

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Top 7 Hottest Female Sword Fighters

Comment on this post or any other between today and midnight on Sunday and you’ll be entered to win a 51-inch William Wallace replica sword . If you are one of the first ten people to comment on any individual post, you’ll get DOUBLE ENTRIES. What’s sexier than a sword?  How about a hot chick slicing [...]

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Top 10 Most Badass Movie Swordfights (#3 and #2)

We’re counting down the top 10 movie sword fights of all time in conjunction with our first Cutting Edge product give-away.  Comment on this post or any other between today and midnight on Sunday and you’ll be entered to win a 51-inch William Wallace replica sword . If you are one of the first ten people [...]

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