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 Swords, Dublin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1994 Swords became the county town of the newly established County Fingal, and in 2001 it became the administrative centre for the county upon the completion of the €12m Fingal County Hall.
Swords (Sord Cholm Cille in Irish) is a suburb of Dublin City in the Republic of Ireland.
The castle of Swords is reputed to have held the body of Brian Boru after he was killed in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. /wiki/Swords,_Dublin   (315 words)

 Korean knife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korean knives are a sub-division of Korean swords in that both have been used or are used for martial purposes, and as well in the martial arts.
Because of 20th century restrictions, and the Confucian culture in Korea, knife-fighting and the art of the smaller bladed weapons are seen as rare and obscure.
This article gives a brief introduction to this interesting field within the greater sphere of Korean martial arts. /wiki/Korean_knife   (167 words)

 Korean sword - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Long swords were used by commanders, and cavalry; At this time land warfare consisted most often of spearmen and bowmen on foot, mounted archers on horseback using a two-handed bows, And mounted swordsmen with twin blades.
Swords were secondary weapons in the battle, with the mainly used weapons being bows, firearms, and spears.
The Generals and high Ranking officials of the Korean kingdoms generally wore platemail along with a helmet with a red tassle on the top and there were leather flaps on the sides and back of the helmet that were covered in platemail. /wiki/Korean_swords   (2107 words)

 Korean War - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Korean War
The Korean War established that the USA was prepared to intervene militarily to stop the spread of communism.
At the end of the Korean War, it was estimated that the countries involved in the three-year conflict had suffered a total of over 4 million casualties, of which 2 million were civilians.
The Korean War was the first incidence of the two Cold War superpowers, the USA and the USSR, fighting for control over other countries. /Korean+War   (796 words)

 Katana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese swords are measured in units of shaku (1 shaku = approximately 30.3 centimeters or 11.93 inches; from 1891 the shaku has been defined as exactly 10/33 metres, but older data may vary slightly from this value).
For much of Japan's history, only samurai were even allowed to carry swords, and a peasant carrying a sword was enough reason to kill the peasant and take the sword after a prohibition was issued in early Edo period.
Early swords were in the style of Chinese swords, straight and single or double-edged. /wiki/Katana   (7574 words)

 The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four Swords ostensibly belongs to The Legend of Zelda series, but its gameplay is significantly different.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords is a multi-link video game for up to four players on the Game Boy Advance platform.
That is the sacred blade I spoke of, the Four Sword. /wiki/Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Four_Swords_(GBA)   (1573 words)

 Around Swords History
As it stands at the moment Swords Castle presents a vivid snap-shot of 15th century life, comprising a gatehouse, apartments for knights, a chapel, banqueting hall, the all-important Archbishops apartments and two large towers, one of which was the home of the area's constable and his family.
Swords Castle was lying idle for a number of years before it was bought from the Cobbe family by Dublin County Council in 1985.
By 1641 Swords Castle was chosen as a rendezvous for the Anglo-Irish families of the Pale. /~aroundswords/swordshistory.htm   (915 words)

 Liquid Swords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liquid Swords is characteristic of the Wu-Tang Clan in its distinctive, spare, menacing beats by producer RZA, and its cinematic themes relating to kung fu movies.
Liquid Swords is widely acknowledged as one of the best Wu-Tang solo albums, on par with classics like Ironman (Ghostface Killah) and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Raekwon).
Liquid Swords was a 1995 (see 1995 in music) solo album by Wu-Tang Clan member Genius (GZA). /wiki/Liquid_Swords   (172 words)

 Four Swords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four Swords can refer to one of a number of video games in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002), a multiplayer adventure added on to a rerelease of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Game Boy Advance
It was believed that an upcoming Zelda game for the Nintendo DS would be based on the Four Swords. /wiki/Four_Swords   (186 words)

 INSIDE JoongAng Daily
The completed swords were believed to have pure "yang" energy, and were kept in royal palaces and the houses of aristocrats as spirit guardians, since their power was believed to cast away evil spirits.
"Korean swords are the origin of Japanese samurai swords," said Koo Ja-bong, a professor of cultural property at Kyungbuk College of Science.
"Imitating the appearance of the swords is not really re-creating them," he said. /200504/03/200504031842211109900091009101.html   (1268 words)

 KMAR Ancient Korean Sword Arts
Korean swords tend to be smooth from the blunt edge to sharp edge, with no straight lines running the length of the blade.
A great number of old swords remains out of circulation, locked away in the houses of collectors who resist showing them out of fear of government confiscation.
Korean sword makers developed quite advanced manufacturing techniques which helped spread the reputation of Korean blades throughout the region. /~sdseong/kmar.vid.sw.htm   (1775 words)

These Korean swords are a result of migratory influence from China, and Japan, and while the top one is wider like a dao, with two fullers, all of them are mounted like Japanese swords, except for the way they are hung which are similar to the jian.
This photograph taken at the Korean forge where the swords are made is proof enough that contemporary technology is used and pays off in the long run.
Once a foreign seven years Haidong Gumdo swordsman told me he only liked his sword when it showed the scratches of cutting. /bladesign/koreanswordmaking.htm   (884 words)

sword that was used with a linear motion; yeok gum refers to a sword that was used in an inverted position (with the cutting edge up); jang ssang gum refers to a set of long swords that were used together; and dan ssang gum refers to a set of short swords that were used together.
When drawing the sword, Korean swordsmen positioned their rear hand approximately three fingers' distance from the top of the scabbard, while Japanese swordsmen grabbed near the top of the case.
Four types of swords were available to Koreans who were not in the military. /kuksoolcl/koreanswordsmanship.htm   (2565 words)

 BudoSeek! Martial Arts Community Forums - Korean Sword
There are actually a fair number of antique Korean swords that are held in museums around the world and that have been photgraphed and can be viewed on the net.
In Hapkido, when most teachers speak of Korean sword they are usually speaking to the use of the Ye-Do and often with a heavy emphasis on Japanese tradtions and influences rather than the indigenous Korean traditions or their more Chinese influences.
Koreans made swords popular because they were vassals under the chinese when they fought with chinese korean hardly used short chinese swords. /vbulletin/printthread.php?t=5542   (1959 words)

 U-Redlands Daily Facts - Art
Swords were used to guide samurai on the path of enlightenment, as in some martial art forms today.
Swords are still often donated to temples and shrines, and swordmakers usually pray before starting their work.
The majority of the swords are shown unwrapped so that you can see the details of the blade, as well as engravings and the swordmaker's signature. /Stories/0,1413,217~24544~2840733,00.html   (827 words)

 The samurai and their swords
In fact, one of the primary privileges of the samurai was their right to wear two swords during times when other were not allowed to carry any weapons at all.
Samurai used many weapons throughout their history, but they've been immortalized in connection with their two swords.
Samurai swords were originally straight, they way modern ninja swords are. /samurai_swords.shtml   (458 words)

 Samurai Swords
The Samurai of the year 3000 A.D. is a master of high technology fighting and weaponry and their primary arm is the plasmium sword, a device constructed by highly disciplined weapon masters using an extremely secretive form of physics.
The Samurai of the year 3000 A.D. is a master of high technology fighting and weaponry and his primary arm is the plasmium sword, a device constructed by highly disciplined sword masters using an extremely secretive form of physics.
The overall length of the sword is 38 1/2", the blade being approximately 28 1/2" in length. /category156_1.htm   (1157 words)

 Samurai Swords - CB Swords
Samurai swords are those used by samurai in feudal Japan.
Other "Samurai Swords" would wakizashi, which are smaller than katanas, and tantos, which are mere knives.
Katanas are curved single-edged swords that were typically used by Japanese samurai. /default.php/cPath/23   (159 words)

 Historical Sword Replicas by Hanwei, Art Gladius, Armaduras Medievales and Denix
Most swords are made with a traditional tang design, where the "handed" portion of the blade is hammered for fitting of a handle piece, instead of making the sword and its handle fit together as separate pieces of metal.
You will find the most beautiful of Oriental Samurai swords as well as other historic swords from Europe and around the world.
Civil War Style swords available in a wide range of styles. /Excalibur/page1.html   (903 words)

Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns; but their most famous weapon and their symbol was the sword.
Samurai were supposed to lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido ("the way of the warrior").
All samurai were forced to live in castle towns and received income from their lords in form of rice. /e/e2127.html   (500 words)

 Four of Swords
The Four of Swords depicts the effigy of a knight lying upon a tomb.
Sometimes the Four of Swords implies that you are or could be shifting focus from the external to the internal.
The stained glass behind the statue depicts a woman and child together, and Three swords hang from the wall behind the tomb in addition to the one affixed to the side of the bier. /swords/fourswords.html   (969 words)

 Review - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures // Gamecube /// Eurogamer
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures is, on some level, a similar beast, and criticising it for not being the multiplayer equivalent of War and Peace is somewhat missing the point.
Four Swords Adventures doesn't slavishly toe the party line; it toes a line of friends into a party mood.
Four Swords Adventures is not really a traditional Zelda game. /article.php?article_id=57687   (1332 words)

 The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Review - GameCube
Four Swords is the first Zelda game that gives you unlimited bombs, arrows, slingshot ammo, etc. The catch is that you can only use one of those items at a time.
Four Swords is pure 2D gameplay and the graphics are purely two-dimensional, but the effects are like a cartoon come to life.
Four Swords takes you on a quest to save Zelda, six maidens, and to collect as many force gems as possible. /gzreviews/r22313.htm   (1563 words) Global Forum - liquid swords vs da shinin
Liquid Swords is the greatest Wu CD of all time, thereby making it the greatest CD of all time, transcending race and time, uniting the planets and even allowing ugly dudes like Philly Freeway to get laid due to it's undeniable epicness.
Liquid Swords is quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever made...ever. /printthread.php?t=486846   (325 words)

 :: MVRemix: Album Reviews - GZA - Legend Of The Liquid Sword ::
It is ironic that Gza named this LP "Legend Of The Liquid Sword" since he will always be compared (or made reference to) his solo classic "Liquid Swords".
Now, as Wu-Tang is in the process of redemption, Gza/Genius is attempting to regain his thrown that he sat on when "Liquid Swords" was released.
"Liquid Swords" was dark and gritty and sandwiched between the successful "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (Raekwon) and "Ironman" LP (Ghostface). /reviews/2003/gza.shtml   (1281 words)

 Sword Forum International - What do korean swords look like and what are their styles?
In the European case, at least, I think the generalization of "sword" to include sabers was due largely to the fact that the saber assumed both the functional and symbolic roles of straight swords in military and ceremonial use.
Instead of the warrior adapting to the sword, in Korea, the sword was adopted to the warrior.
Korean Swords and swordmanship are not as readily reconizable as Chinese and Japanese swords and sword techniques. /showthread.php?threadid=4390   (2068 words)

 Cityjet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its main base is Dublin International Airport, with a hub at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris.
It was founded by Pat Byrne and began operations between London City and Dublin under a franchise agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
CityJet is an airline based in Dublin, Ireland and owned by Air France. /wiki/Cityjet   (228 words)

 Mediaeval Swords - Bibliography
While European medieval swords with Arabic inscriptions were present in western collections as early as the late Nineteenth Century, little was known about the nature of these inscriptions until the publication of this paper which translated the inscriptions on nine such swords and provided detailed interpretative and historical contextual information.
The subset of European swords once accessioned into the Alexandria (Egypt) Arsenal corresponding to Oakeshott's type 15 (broad forte, central ridge on each blade face, edges fairly straightly tapering to an acute point) and inscribed with dates in the second decade of the fifteenth century are considered in detail with many illustrations.
Medieval swords with marks suggesting an association with Templars, including a previously unpublished example with an Alexandria arsenal dedicatory inscription, are discussed in the historic context of the Templars. /medsword/books.html   (4178 words)

 Realm of Fantasy - Fantasy Swords and Collectibles
Great for kitchen knives, folding knives, etc. They are unsuitable for swords and swordplay re-enactment, namely because of the weak grain boundaries caused by the presence of the chromium, which is used as a grain enhancer and gives it it's "stainless" properties and mirror finish when polished, but makes it more brittle.
Because these swords are not heat-treated in the traditional manner, the edge will not retain sharpness after you cut cardboard several times.
Stainless steel is not suitable for real swords, but is acceptable for short knives and decorative swords that are intended to be hung on a wall and not used. /swords/swordinfo.asp   (3189 words)

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