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books to read A SELECTION OF BOOKS FROM AMAZON
SWORDSMANSHIP AIKI-BATTO Aikido's Sword
  BUJINKAN Dale Seago Sensei
  IAIDO TOYAMA-RYU Guy Power Renshi
SHINKENDO International Federation
YAGYU SHINKAGE-RYU Kenjutsu
YANAGAWA HAN KOBUDO the Japanese Long Sword
GATKA THE SWORD ARTS OF THE SIKHS
KRABI KRABONG THAILAND SWORD ARTS
CHOKUTO WAZA Straight Sword Techniques
THE PORTUGUESE STAFF A brief Glimpse
  MIGUEL GOMES Historical and Theatrical Fencing
  TRUTH ON KNIFE ATTACKS by Mac Young
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BLADE SMITHS  
JAPANESE STYLE DON FOGG Master Bladesmith and man of multiple interests
Endorsed for superb information
  HOWARD CLARK Master Bladesmith MORGAN VALLEY FORGE
Endorsed for great blades 900 Layers, Sanmai and 1086
  RANDAL GRAHAM Master Bladesmith
Endorsed for great blades in 1086M, 1095 and more.
  RICK BARRETT Bladesmith Emeritus' CUSTOM KNIVES
Endorsed for superb forge folded and damascus blades
  JOE WALTERS SUPERB work at MOONLIT FORGE
Endorsed for great versatility, superb blades and fast turn around
  ANTHONY DICRISTOFANO'S NAMAHAGE SWORDS
Endorsed for great
and traditional style Japanese style blades
  SCOTT SLOBODIAN SWORDS
NEW ADDITION WALTER SORRELLS A great smith, a writer, a martial artist
  TIGER CLAW FORGE  Jason DingledineS SUPERB WORK
  ODD FROG FORGE by David R. Schlueter
  GOLD MOUNTAIN FORGE Great work by David Goldberg
  RICHARD VAN DIJK HOIHO KNIVES
WESTERN SWORDS  
  VINCE EVANS Website. A Master of his own right.
Endorsed for high quality work
  KEVIN CASHEN Master Bladesmith of superb quality
Endorsed for high quality work
  GLEN PARRELL'S Viking Metal Works of superb quality
Endorsed for great quality work
NEW ADDITION MICHAEL 'TINKER' PEARCE A Consumate Smith
NEW ADDITION ELDAYN CRAFTWORKS The Arts of Fire by Hllyn
 
KNIVES THE KNIFE NETWORK a must site with many makers
  DALE BAXTER'S Superb site for Bowies and Custom Knives
NEW ADDITION JESUS HERNANDEZ Superb works on forge welded knives
  MINERAL MOUNTAIN WORKS Ted Frizell's site
  BLADE GALLERY custom knives, etc.
LEARNING KATANA BOB ENGNATH'S SITE
JAPANESE KNIVES TAKEDA HAMONO INC. Superb kitchen knives
LEATHER WORK TREE STUMP LEATHER WORK by Chris Kravitt
  ROE'S LEATHER WORK by Kenny Rowe
ART AND CULTURE KEN HAAS EDITIONS A Master Photographer and a Friend
  JIM KELSO Master of different crafts. A joy to the spirit.
  MARTA NISHIMURA Outstanding contemporary sculptures
  ERIC LITTON'S SUPERB DIGITAL ART WORKS
  ART PLACE  about art and life and so many other things
  THIRD EYE STUDIO if you are into spiritualism
  JANEL JACOBSON'S Netsuke, Ojime & other Carvings
  EAST - WEST CUSTOM JEWELRY
Cross culture jewelry custom designs by A.Cejunior
  ZEN AUTUMN MOON Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Matt Ash
  IRON TSUBA Fine photographs and Sculptures by Guy Junker
  AMERICAN INDIANS Men who loved Nature
MACAU'S HERITAGE MACAU HERITAGE TOUR
Visit to the oldest Western Outpost in the Far East

PORTUGUESE CITIES

PORTO The City and the River - World Heritage City by UNESCO
  GUIMARES The birthplace of Portugal - World Heritage City
DISPLAY LIVING WITH DISPLAY in harmony

SAMURAI HISTORY SAMURAI ARCHIVES Great site full of information
  TSUBAME Carlo Tacchini interesting site
MUSEUMS ONLINE THE TOKUGAWA ART MUSEUM English version online
EASTERN SWORDS  
  THE SEAOX NIHON-T STORE Plenty of information
KOREAN SWORD
NIHON-T AOI ART Japanese swords
 
  MODERN TOSHO A new site on shinsakuto
JAPANESE STYLE SWORDS
   
  THE PARTS OF A JAPANESE SWORD Your reference
  JAPANESE SWORD TERMS
Useful terminology for learning Japanese sword related terms
  ABOUT TRADITIONAL TSUBAS
  MONTANA IRON David McDonald swords and tsukamaki site
  TSUKAMAKI STYLES over forty different styles
  HOW TO TIE A SAGEO picture tutorial
SWORD RESOURCES FRED LOHMAN Japanese sword supplies for 30 years
  NAMIKAWA HEIBEI Purveyor to the Imperial House
  LIVEBLADE Great place for swords
  TSUKAMAKISHI Superb Workmanship by Sam Rediske
  JOHN TIRADO Sayashi of great experience
  FOREVER EDGE Great site for polish & mounting by Brandon T
  WILL GRAVES WORK SAMPLES Great saya and mountings
 

INAHARA BLADE CRAFTS a very worthy site by Christopher Gleeson

  HENRY A. great mountings for your sword
PATRICK HASTINGS Blade fittings
  SAMONJI SWORD CRAFTS Brian Van's inspiring site
JOHND SWORD POLISHING
  LEARN SWORD POLISHING DON MYRA's invaluable site
  JAPANESE STYLE TRADITIONAL POLISH Tutorial
MY KATANA Learn how to improve your katana by Andi B.
  HOW TO MAKE A HABAKI
  TRIBAL TRAPPINGS authentic tribal art and artifacts from Asia
EASTERN DESIGNS A unique source for accessories
PRODUCTION SWORDS  
  SHADOW OF LEAVES A great place to look for what you want
ONLINE ARTICLES CONVERSATIONS ON STEEL
  INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY DICRISTOFANO
  AT JOE WALTERS
  KOREAN SWORD REVIEW from Martial Arts Swords
ALCHEMY, SMITHS AND WARRIORS
  BUILDING A GAS FORGE A tutorial by Nathan Creel
  LEARNING TRADITIONAL POLISH this is a way to know.
  HYBRID POLISH Another way to polish your sword
  UNDERSTANDING SWORD PHOTOGRAPHY
  PHOTOGRAPHING NIHON-TO Techniques
ABOUT DAMASCUS STEEL CRUCIBLE DAMASCUS STEEL by Ann Feuerbach PhD
LINKS OF INTEREST JAPANESE SWORD INDEX Rich Stein fundamental source
  SAMURAI ARMOUR examples and how to build one
  SAMURAI ARCHIVES plenty of historical information
  JAPANESE GLOSSARY a good place to consult
  MEIBOKU INDEX Japanese sword information
  LARRY GOTKIN Lots of information on how to
  HUANG CHAO Antique Chinese swords from Alex Huangfu
  CHINESE SWORDS In private and public collections
  THE ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu
the world's oldest military treatise
 

THE DHA RESEARCH INDEX Thailand's swords site by MARK BOWDITCH

MORO SWORDS Federico Malibago's labour on Filipino Swords
RITUAL WEAPONS Ruel Macaraeg's important site
  ETHNOGRAPHIC EDGED WEAPONS
  PATINAS FOR METALS

A SWORD NAMED ATZILUTH Let there be light
  MY SANMAI TANTO by Howard Clark
  MY 1086 SHIBUMI by Howard Clark
  MY MAPLE BURL CHOKUTO by Joe Walters
  MY SEASONED KATANA by Joe Walters
  KATSUJIN-KEN by Rick Barrett
  THE SWORD OF RUNES by Glen Parrell. An incredible saga
  TEXTURED TANTO SKINNER by Joe Walters
  TEXTURED TSUKA TANTO by Joe Walters
  NEW DHA DESIGN made by Nathan Creel
  A VISIT TO ARANYIK thanks to Michael Nguyen
  THE ARANYIK DHA BLADE mounted by Nathan Creel
  DOJO DAISHO by Joe Walters
NEW ADDITION

MINO STYLE UCHIGATANA by Anthony DiCristofano

CUSTOMER SWORDS REVIEWS
  THE SWORD OF AUTUMN by Kendall Chow
  HIKARI NO KEN AND KAGE NO KEN by Joe Walters
OTHER REVIEWS
  THE HISSATSU a review by Antonio Cejunior
ONLINE MAGAZINES BLADES INTERNATIONAL Cutlery Magazine
ONLINE EXHIBITIONS THE FIRE AND THE FORGE online exhibition
  MARTA NISHIMURA Exhibition on contemporary ceramics
EIGHT KIMONO AND A STORY online exhibition
PORTUGUESE ARMOURY online exhibition
NEW ADDITION MY UPDATED SWORD COLLECTION online
SUPERB COLLECTION THE BOONE COLLECTION From the Field Museum
HISTORIC WEAPONS COLLECTION of Nathan Robinson
TECHNICAL INFO HOW TO TIE A SAGEO diagrams for you
HOW TO WRAP A TSUKA tsukamaki information
FASHION ONLINE A. CEJUNIOR custom fashion site for you
FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS
I recovered and digitized these works of mine from the early 90's
MACAU ONLINE THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC in the Far East
SMILE TIME CARICATURES just some fun to relax
ALTA VISTA ONLINE TRANSLATOR to deal with other languages
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