What I know about East Asian Metallurgy/Swordsmithing and why the Katana is good but not necessarily supreme

Disclaimer: Author is neither an expert in metallurgy nor Japanese swords. This is just a result of the author trying to educate himself. Bronze Age China The Bronze Age seems to be first apparent in China during Xia and Shang(approx 1,500-1,000BC) dynasties and possibly earlier(around 3,000 BC in western China). Archaeological work has revealed that … Continue reading What I know about East Asian Metallurgy/Swordsmithing and why the Katana is good but not necessarily supreme

The Great Wall of China: In Need of a Great Clarification

With talks of the American Border wall ebbing and flowing through the popular consciousness, I'd like clear the name of the another border wall that had been dragged through the mud in the process. The Great Wall of China is often touted to be among the new seven wonders. As a result, factoids are often … Continue reading The Great Wall of China: In Need of a Great Clarification

My Obsession with Euhemerism Pt1: Exploration

Memories are often more vivid than the experience. That much I know is true. That winning basket, shot, or home run all those years ago now seem like a distant memory or a glorious past. And now, imagine the effect magnified over the centuries, boasts turn into tall tales, tall tales into myths, and myths … Continue reading My Obsession with Euhemerism Pt1: Exploration