When the CHINESE invented the LONGSWORD: Roaring Dragon Jian from LK Chen REVIEW

The Chu two-handed sword (jian) was probably the first steel-bladed ‘longsword’ that the world had seen and it was closely modeled on bronze examples that had gone before. Here we look at the historically accurate replica, the ‘roaring dragon’ jian, by LK Chen, with some historical background and cutting tests. Full review by Matt Easton…

2200 Year Old Chinese Swords – LK Chen Magnificent Chu Jian Review & History

Matt Easton (Scholagladiatoria) reviews the beautiful Magnificent Chu Jian from LK Chen. https://lkchensword.com/magnificent-chu-jian Channel support and 3 extra videos per month on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria Facebook & Twitter updates, info and fun: https://www.facebook.com/historicalfencing/ Tweets by scholagladiato1 Matt Easton’s website and services: https://www.matt-easton.co.uk/ Easton Antique Arms: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

Ask the Armouries Japanese Armour

+++ Re-upload with fixed audio +++ Our curator Natasha Bennet answers your questions about Samurai arms and armour, showing amazing objects from our collection and archive. Please comment on your questions and we can get around to answering them! Get our Elephant Plushie here —- https://bit.ly/2RLwK2f To learn more about Japanese arms and armour buy…

Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

On Solo Training, and training with disabilities   Germans v Italians   Rapier dimensions, asymmetry, preparing for freeplay   Knights, katanas (again!), HMB, and a pattern welded longsword   What to do with a Million Dollars, training for Freeplay, et al   On Tournaments and other topics.

Viking vs Dervish: Similarities of Weapons

Separated by 1000 years and thousands of miles, at first sight there isn’t much to compare between the Beja warriors of the Sudan and the warriors of early-medieval Scandinavia known as vikings. But there are some similarities in the weapons they used. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria