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
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
Welcome to History Bitz, an unemployed student's effort to create meaning with his life! For me, history is something I live and breathe. It surrounds all of us and provides a lens of which we can appreciate the world and what has come before. I'd like to argue that in the most extreme form, history is … Continue reading Inaugural Blog Post!