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With a blade of Damascus steel (similar to Wootz steel), the blade makes this object a treasured piece.

Wootz Steel: The Mysterious Metal that Was Used in Deadly Damascus Blades

Wootz steel was amongst the finest in the world. It is the metal that was used to fashion weapons such as the famous Damascus blades of the Middle Ages. However, Wootz steel dates back much further...
8th century Viking sword discovered by a hiker in Norway.

Hiker stumbles upon 1,200-year-old Viking sword while walking an ancient trail in Norway

A hiker in Norway has discovered an ancient sword while walking an ancient route in the mountains of Haukeli. The well-preserved sword has been dated to the 8 th century and is typical of a sword...
Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Ten Legendary Swords from the Ancient World

Swords are not only weapons, but symbols of great power, used over the centuries as offerings, in ceremonies, for coronations, and as precious items for trade. Over the years, a number of swords have...
Goujian: The Ancient Chinese Sword

Goujian: The Ancient Chinese Sword that Defied Time

Fifty years ago, a rare and unusual sword was found in a tomb in China. Despite being well over 2,000 years old, the sword, known as the Goujian, did not have a single trace of rust. The blade drew...
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Chinese man finds old sword in ground, uses it as kitchen knife

A 60-year-old Chinese farmer who found an old sword blade digging in the ground used it as a kitchen knife for several years before realizing its value and historical importance. He may have...
Oldest crucible steel weapon in Europe unearthed in Russia

Oldest crucible steel weapon in Europe unearthed in Russia

Sometimes old friends give you a surprise. Russian archaeologists were conducting a routine examination of an old sabre unearthed seven years ago in Yaroslavl -- when it turned out to be oldest...
Ancient dagger artefact link between Japan and northern China

Ancient dagger artefact suggests link between Japan and northern China

Archaeologists in Japan were astonished to discover the molds for a dagger dating back nearly 2,500 years which bears a striking resemblance to artefacts found in remote areas of northern China. The...
flin blade discovered caves Spain

1.4 million flint blade discovered in prehistoric caves in Spain

Yesterday we reported on a new excavation project underway in the caves of Atapuerca in Spain, a world heritage site which has already offered up hundreds of incredible items belonging to our...