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A native weapon to the Philippines, the kampilan is a single-edged sword that was used by many ethnic groups that resided in the country. Its unique tapered blade and artistic hilt made the sword become a significant part of Filipino history. Continue reading to learn about the origin of the kampilan and its variety of purposes, courtesy of American BladesPro. 
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Both the Roman and Mongol Empires were juggernauts of their times.  With vast swaths of territory and tens of millions of conquered peoples living in their realms, these Empires would be unrivaled until the late British Empire.

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, we explore, briefly, the rise and fall of these two great powers.

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From the mid-16th century to the 18th century, there lived in Europe three swordsmen whose skills were legendary. What makes these men remarkable is that their skill at dueling was the only commonality these men shared. They were each incredibly different in their temperaments, skills, and chosen paths in life.
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Japanese sword traditions are unique in comparison to their European counterparts in that they have remained in practice since they were originally devised. While these traditions have changed over time, they remain close to what would have been practiced by the Samurai...
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