The History of Swords

Posted by Devin on 9/19/2013 to Military Sword History
From its earliest appearance over 30,000 years ago, the sword has occupied a unique place in history and human imagination. Unlike weapons of brute force, the sword requires skill to create and to wield, and it has more than earned its name as "the Queen of weapons.”

The USMC KA-BAR knife: A Marine's Best Friend

Posted by Devin on 8/31/2013 to Military Sword History
In the early days of World War II United States Marines used World War I-era bronze or alloy-handled knives, such as the standard Mark I trench knife. In this new war however, these old-fashioned knives were seen as unwieldy by soldiers, and were also expensive to manufacture.

A Brief Review of Military Ranks

Posted by Bryan on 4/11/2013 to Military Sword History
The United States Military has a proud history dating back to 1775 when the Continental Congress formed the first branch of the U.S. Military, the Army.

The Cutting Edges of the Revolutionary War

Posted by Bryan on 4/4/2013 to Military Swords
While the firepower of muskets and pistols was among the most common weaponry of the Revolutionary War, intimidating sabres and swords had important parts to play as well.

The Benefits of Military History Education

Posted by Bryan on 3/14/2013 to Military Sword History
There are many benefits to having a wide range of knowledge in military history.

U.S. Army Rangers: A Brief History

Posted by Bryan on 12/22/2012 to Military Sword History
The U.S. Army Rangers consist of a group of 2000 of the most elite, highly trained soldiers in the United States. The group is composed of one Special Troops Battalion and three Rifle Battalions. Originally headquartered out of Fort Benning, Georgia, these combat soldiers are trained for quick deployments, within just a few hours’ notice, to locations all over the world. The Rangers are prepared to travel in any type of weather condition as well as all types of terrain and will travel by air, land or sea.

Wafare Across the Ages

Posted by Bryan on 12/12/2012 to Military Sword History
Military history is a unique and fascinating field of study, focusing on the history of armed conflict throughout human history.

A Brief History of the Marine Corps

Posted by Bryan on 10/10/2012 to Military Sword History
The Marine Corps is a proud division of the four national services that protect the United States. Along with the Navy, Air Force and Army, the Marine Corps protect and uphold the dignity of this country both on land and sea.

Sword History: Honjo Masamune & Zulfiqar

Posted by Mel on 9/24/2012 to Military Sword History
Even after the introduction of firearms, swords were still used by generals and soldiers, and they are still used by military organizations to this day.

A Brief History of Swords in Military Use

Posted by Bryan on 6/20/2012 to Military Sword History
Swords were the choice military weapon for thousands of years. That's a remarkable tenure for anything, let alone a weapon. They were each designed differently, and to carry out specific damage. Some were made for thrusting the sword into the enemy, while others were designed to cut.

The Art of War & the Art of the Military Sword

Posted by Bryan on 3/7/2012 to Military Sword History
There is something romantic in the figure of a soldier bent over his task creating beauty from the ugliness of war, and for centuries soldiers have passed the slow times of war by doing just that. These pieces of war memorabilia and art are commonly called trench art. Outside of the margins of eras and names examples of this art date back long before trench warfare was established, early examples include wooden boxes, marquetry boxes, carved items from soup bones and items of plaited straw created by prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars.