Prince Constantin Wiasemsky

An adventurer entirely unknown to me if it wasn't for an inscription on a sword.

08 June 2021

Tribal Art Fair spring 2021

This year I will participate in the online Tribal Art fair, along with 30 dealers from around the world showing their…

28 April 2021

On weight and balance

In researching antique arms -or any kind of material culture for that matter- it is of paramount importance to actually…

16 November 2020

Chinese sword guards in Japan

The Chinese saber guard is called dāo hūshǒu (刀護手), or hùshǒu pán (護手盤) in Chinese. This literally translates to "saber…

27 July 2020