“The history of the sword is the history of humanity.”
- Sir Richard F. Burton, The Book of the Sword
This site has information about many of the swords and knives in my collection and it, like my collection, is constantly changing. Many items in the collection are antiques, some are replicas, and some are unique works of modern artisans. I am far from an expert on edged weapons and I certainly welcome your comments. Thank you for visiting!
Edged weapons represent one of the earliest technologies invented by humans. As with most technologies, they endow the user with a power to do good or evil. Edged weapons served us well as tools to provide nourishment and shelter. They also gave us the power to compel or kill other people. Knives and swords are ubiquitous and important symbols across human cultures.
I’ve followed a couple of themes in building my collection. To be included, an item should have, ideally, at least one of the following characteristics:
• historical significance
• ethnographic importance
• superior craftsmanship
• an interesting story
Thanks for visiting! da4fun at mac dot com
Contact me: da4fun at mac dot com
- None of the items in my collection are for sale
- I do not provide appraisals
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