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North America
espada ancha  Espada Ancha - Swords of Mexico and Spanish Colonial America
 firearms  American Longrifles (a distinctive American form commonly called 'Kentucky rifles')

South America
cuchillo gaucho
(creole knives)
 Gaucho knives: Facón, Daga, Cuchilla and Puñal by Abel A. Domenech
 Knives of the Gaucho

Africa
   AfricanWeapons.com - Web exhibition including throwing knives, axes, daggers and swords
   Spearcollector.com - Weapons of Old Africa
 koummya  Koummya - Moroccan Daggers
 takouba  Takouba - Swords of the Saharan Tuareg
 Takouba Research Society
 kaskara  Kaskara - Broadswords of Sudanic Africa
 The Sword and Knife Makers of Kassala, Eastern Sudan in September 1984 (pdf) by Edwin Hunley, Ph.D.

Europe
 Medieval Sword Resource Site (500 - 1500)
   Features at MyArmoury.com includes a detailed Oakeshott classification section and much more
   Sword-Bridges (Schwertbruecken) ~ Medieval European swords examined by Japanese techniques (dissertation - pdf - German lang.)
   Rapiers by William Wilson (1500 - 1675)
   European Swords by Jean Binck (1650 - 1900)
 Norway  Norwegian military small-arms & blades (1604 - 1945) ~ including Norwegian Battle Axes
 Poland  Eastern Influences on Polish Arms (pdf) (2007 Timonium Seminar) by Michal Dziewulski

Asia
   (Technical Analysis of) Indo-Persian Blades in the Collection of E. Gene Beall by Dr. Ann Feuerbach (pdf)
   Outside Influences on the Edged Weapons of Indonesia (2009 Timonium Seminar) by Charles Saunders (pdf)
 shamshir  Shamshir: Traditional Sabers of Islam (Persia , Mughal India and the Arab World)
 peidao  Some Notable Sabers of the Qing Dynasty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Philip M. W. Tom (pdf)
   Fe Doro Manchu Archery by Peter Dekker (Rediscovering Manchu Archery ~ 2008 Timonium Seminar)
 dpa dam  Tibetan Swords
 piha kaetta  Pihakaetta.com: A Resource and Information Site
 daos  Sword-daos of the Naga and Kachin
 Daos of the Hill Tribes of Assam and Nagaland
 dha  The Dha Research Archive by Mark Bowditch
 The Swords of Continental Southeast Asia by Ian A. Greaves, Mark I. Bowditch & Andrew Y. Winston
 kiem & dao  The Swords of Vietnam by Scott Rodell
 keris  Origin of the Keris and Its Development to the 14th Century by A. G. Maisey
 An Interpretation of The Pre-Islamic Javanese Keris by A. G. Maisey
 Paul's Keris Page
 Keriscollectie
 Borneo  Ethnographicswords (Borneo, Sarawak & region)
 Philippine Islands  Federico's Moro Swords
 Malay World Edged Weapons (Indonesia - Malaysia - Philippines) by Dominique Buttin
 Plates from Krieger's ...Weapons and Armor of the Philippine Islands... (1926)
 Hinalung & Pinahig: Weapon -Tools of the Igorot
 Formosa  Knives of the Taiwan Aborigines by Sherrod V. Anderson & Philip Tom
 Yang-Grevot Collection of Taiwanese Aboriginal Art
 nihonto (Japan)  The Japanese Sword by Richard Stein
 Nihonto Message Board
 tsuba (Japan)  Art of the Japanese Sword: Tsuba by Jim Gilbert

 Worldwide
   Notes on the Development of the Machete by Carter Rila
   Some Edge Weapons With Seldom Encountered Wootz Blades (2009 Timonium Seminar) by Rick Stroud (pdf)
   Blade Patterns Intrinsic to Steel Edged Weapons


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