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RED / BLACK Ninja Sword - 37 inch
This beautiful BLACK AND RED CORD RAPPED NINJA SWORD is well made with solid brasspomel and hilt handle.

This item can also be displayed on an office wall or used as a house wall decorationand also can be used in stage plays as a prop.

This item is not atoy and is dangerously sharp.

This blade is comes with a black and red weave design sheath matching the handle andis ready to wear.

Price: 12.09

U.S. Marine Sword - ENGRAVED
This U.S. Marine Corps sword is a beautiful replica of the swords issued to the Marines.

The blade is produced from 440 stainless steel. The handle is wrapped with leather and gold wire banding. The basket hilt is plated in a gold color. A tassle nicely tops out the sword.

The sheath is leather wrapped and capped with gold metal pieces.

The overall length of the sword is 35 inches.

Price: 27.49

Silver United States Marine Sword ENGRAVED
This U.S. Marine Corps sword is a beautiful replica of the swords issued to the Marines.

The blade is produced from stainless steel and is well polished. The inscribing of one side of the blade is " UNITED STATES MARINES".

The handle is wrapped with copper metal wire and is guarded by a silver steel casted basket hilt. A tassle nicely tops out the sword.

The sheath is finished in a high gloss black metal and capped with silver caps. The sheath is produced 100% of metal.

The overall length of the sword is 34 inches.

The blade is wellpolished. This item can also be displayed on an office wall or used as a house wall decoration. This is also an item that can beused in stage plays as a prop.

This item is not a toy and is dangerous if not handled properly.

Price: 43.99

Wood Practice Chinese Broadsword
Beautifully hand crafted this smooth hardwood sword is designed to have the look and feel of a real sword but without the hazards or expense of a real sword. Total length is 34.5" long. Handle Length 7 inches. Made of walnut wood sanded and laquered for a durable feel.

* Not designed for combat or dualing! Training tool only.
Price: 21.99

Solid Wood Practice Samurai Bokken
This classic hardwood sword is perfect for the martial art trainee to the professional. Sword is made of Red Oak and is 40" in length.

Bokken is a training sword used as a relatively safe and inexpensive substitute for a real blade in several martial arts. They are used in the early stages of iaido when a practitioner has not yet reached the level where use of a iaito would be safe. The exception would be when a certain kata involving two people is performed. Then the veteran iaidoka will use a bokken for safety reasons.

Price: 10.99

Practice Samurai Bokken With Wrapped Handle
This classic hardwood sword is perfect for the martial art trainee to the professional. Sword is made of Solid Wood and is 40" in length.

Bokken is a training sword used as a relatively safe and inexpensive substitute for a real blade in several martial arts. They are used in the early stages of iaido when a practitioner has not yet reached the level where use of a iaito would be safe. The exception would be when a certain kata involving two people is performed. Then the veteran iaidoka will use a bokken for safety reasons.

Price: 9.89

Horned Demon Katana Sword

Demon Eye Balls Katana Sword

This is one of the most unique katanas ever sold. The poly resin handle has a skull with a horn with multiple eyeballs surrounding the skull. The sword has a high quality blade curved katana style.

Katana Specs:

Overall Length: 40 Inches

Blade Thickness: 5/32 inch

Blade Material: 440 STAINLESS STEEL curved & sharpened

Handle Material: poly resin and hand painted

Scabbard: Aluminum with high gloss black finish with a matching black cord wrapping.

List Price: 89.99

Price: 36.29

SCORPION KING Scimitar Sword


This sword is meticulously crafted with an authentic wood handle and cast steel.

It is very heavy and most people need 2 hands to hold it in an upright position.

The stainless steel blade itself is 32 inches long
with one sharp edge and a large radius shape.
The overall length is 48 inches.

This is one of our most popular items.

A custom leather sheath is included with this sword.
Price: 32.99

Robin Hood -King of the Forest Sword
The Robin Hood Sword features stainless steel blade 34 inch long blade. The handle measures 8in. and the overall length of the sword is 42 in. The hilt is finished in silver and features Robin Hood Friar Tuck and John Little. The Robin Hood Sword makes a great decoration. Includes wooden display plaque and hardware. Includes finished wood mounting plaque.

The bandit of Sherwood Forest Robin of Locksley is fabled to have stolen from the rich to help the poor. The legendary outlaw and his band of followers engaged in countless mischievous adventures that frustrated the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The history of Robin Hood is a romantic one that has stayed lives and has been narrated and returned to narrate during 600 years giving rise to a series of creations between which we can emphasize the reconstruction of the mythical sword of Robin Hood.



Price: 43.99

40 inch Two Handed Machete
This full tang 2 handed Machete is built for power slashing! The all black design makes for easy concealment and stealth!
  • 40" sword
  • 27" Blade with Black finished stainless steel
  • Includes nylon sheath
  • Black Hard Plastic Hand Grips

Price: 27.49

51 inch Colossal Claymore Sword
A heavy 37" OF HEAVY STAINLESS STEEL BLADE this claymore is one of the best

built we have seen in a while.

51 inches overall length with solid brass and wood handle. Very well built.

A full leather sheath ready to hang on your belt is included with this sword.

Price: 43.99

Conquering Spanish Warrior Sword
This sword measures 39 inches in lenght with an 8 inch wooden handle. The sword is finished with brass on the pommel and guard a must have for any collection!
Price: 26.39

42 Inch Dragon Head Katana
This beautiful black katana is a sight to behold.

The handle is a third generation open dragon mouth highlander style. The quality onthis sword is superb.

The hard faced scabbard is made in jet high gloss black and features a tan/black hand tied design.

Trimmed in gold finishs this sword is definitely a treasure.

NOTE: This sword is tilted 90 degrees in this picture. View a larger image for actual.

The stand in the picture is not included but can be purchased on this site under stands. Many different stand configurations are available. This sword displays well in the with a vertical stand as well.

Made in China
Price: 24.19

This beautiful 41 inche wood katana is made of premium hard wood and

painted black. The end caps are bronze and add nicely to the piece.

The scabbard is has a beautiful hand carved fire breathing serpent. You don't see this often in this style.

The blade is made of stainless steel and sharp to the touch.

Price: 16.49

Wood Katana Two Swords in ONE
These two beautiful 41 inch wood katanas are made of premium hard wood and painted black. The end caps are gold finish and add nicely to the pieces.


The scabbard is has a beautiful hand carved fire breathing serpent.You don't see this often in this style.

The blade is made of stainless steel and sharp to the touch. The blade of each is 20 inches and the handle is 21 inches.

Price: 21.99

42 inch Silver Spiral Dragon Katana +EXTRAS
Top of the Line Silver Spiral Dragon Katana Sword

This Premium Sword has a Silver Dragon theme throughout.

A silver dragon acts as the hilt and each end of the piece includes a silver dragon end cap. All 3 silver dragons are not the same they have their own unique characteristics. EXCELLENT DETAIL!!!

This sword includes a black snakeskin handle and a hard black scabbard with a high gloss black finish with silver molded artwork attachments and black and gold cord wrappings.

The blade is made from the much desired 440 stainless steel.

The overall length of the sword is 42 inches.

What especially puts this sword over the top are the 2 different style 7 inch letter opener swords that are self contained in the scabbard. (see large picture).


"No collection is complete without the SILVER DRAGON KATANA!"
Price: 41.79

Full Tang LORD DRAGON KATANA is 38 inches long and has an antique brass dragon handle. The handle has three pins securing the handle to the full tang.

The 440 stainless steel blade has a katana curve that adds to its beauty.

The black wood scabbard is hand carved with the design of a dragon on the side.

A great collector's item.

Price: 26.39

Hero Movie Sword of the Nameless Warrior w/Scabbard

Hero Sword Jet Li's Snowflake Sword of WuMin.

Featuring a Steel Blade with a long shaped hole in the center of the blade just like the one in The "Hero" Movie. Chinese writing engraved on blade "Ean Shong" meaning "Hero."
Overall Length: 34" The handle is wrapped with leather ensuring a comfortable non-slip grip.

The sword's scabbard is just as authentic as the blade. Made of wood this custom scabbard fits the blade perfectly and each end is tipped with decorative metal made to look aged as if this were an actual sword from medieval Chinese history. Additionally the scabbard is also wrapped with leather straps matching that of its movie partner adding to the craftmanship and attention to detail of this collector's piece.

As an added bonus a FREE HEADBAND is included matching that of Jet Li's from the movie!

Blade Length: 24"
Blade Thickness: 1/2"
Blade Materials: Sharpened Steel
Scabbard Materials: Wood and Pre-Aged Metal

Price: 43.99



War is the reciprocal and violent application of force between hostile political entities aimed at bringing about a desired political end-state via armed conflict. In his seminal work, On War, Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means."[1] War is an interaction in which two or more militaries have a “struggle of wills”.[2] When qualified as a civil war, it is a dispute inherent to a given society, and its nature is in the conflict over modes of governance rather than sovereignty. War is not considered to be the same as mere occupation, murder or genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the violent struggle, and the organized nature of the units involved.

War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is not linked to any single type of political organisation or society. Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his “History Of Warfare”, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. [3] The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal tribal warfare that began well before recorded human history, to wars between city states, nations, or empires. A group of combatants and their support is called an army on land, a navy at sea, and air force in the air. Wars may be prosecuted simultaneously in one or more different theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or more consecutive military campaigns. A military campaign includes not only fighting but also intelligence, troop movements, supplies, propaganda, and other components. Continuous conflict is traditionally called a battle, although this terminology is not always fed to conflicts involving aircraft, missiles or bombs alone, in the absence of ground troops or naval forces.

War is not limited to the human species, as ants engage in massive intra-species conflicts which might be termed warfare. It is theorized that other species also engage in similar behavior, although this is not well documented. [4][5][6]



[edit] History of war

Main article: History of war

Some believe war has always been with us; others stress the lack of clear evidence that war is not in our prehistoric past, and the fact that many peaceful, non-military societies have and still do exist.

Originally, war likely consisted of small-scale raiding. Since the rise of the state some 5000 years ago, military activity has occurred over much of the globe. The advent of gunpowder and the acceleration of technological advances led to modern warfare.

Since the close of the Vietnam War, the ideas expounded by the Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) have come to thoroughly permeate American military writing, doctrinal, theoretical, and historical. His book On War, first published (as Vom Kriege) in 1832, was adopted as a key text at the Naval War College in 1976, the Air War College in 1978, the Army War College in 1981. It has always been central at the U.S. Army's School for Advanced Military Studies at Leavenworth (founded in 1983). The U.S. Marine Corps's brilliant little philosophical field manual FMFM 1: Warfighting (1989) is essentially a distillation of On War, and the newer Marine Corps Doctrinal Publications (MCDPs, c.1997) are equally reflective of Clausewitz's basic concepts.*1

This is not the first time Clausewitz has been in fashion. Indeed, On War has been the bible of many thoughtful soldiers ever since Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke attributed to its guidance his stunning victories in the wars of German unification (1864, 1866, 1870-71). Nor is it the first time that individual American soldiers and military thinkers have been attracted by his ideas: George Patton, Albert Wedemeyer, and—especially—Dwight Eisenhower were intensely interested in what he had to say.

It is, however, the first time that the American armed forces as institutions have turned to Clausewitz. While the philosopher had insisted that war was "simply the expression of politics by other means," the traditional attitude of American soldiers had been that "politics and strategy are radically and fundamentally things apart. Strategy begins where politics end. All that soldiers ask is that once the policy is settled, strategy and command shall be regarded as being in a sphere apart from politics."*2 The sudden acceptability of Clausewitz in the wake of Vietnam is not difficult to account for, for among the major military theorists only Clausewitz seriously struggled with the sort of dilemma that American military leaders faced in the aftermath of their defeat. Clearly, in what had come to be called in scathing terms a "political war," the political and military components of the American war effort had come unstuck. It ran against the grain of America's military men to criticize elected civilian leaders, but it was just as difficult to take the blame upon themselves. Clausewitz's analysis could not have been more relevant:

The more powerful and inspiring the motives for war,... the more closely will the military aims and the political objects of war coincide, and the more military and less political will war appear to be. On the other hand, the less intense the motives, the less will the military element's natural tendency to violence coincide with political directives. As a result, war will be driven further from its natural course, the political object will be more and more at variance with the aim of ideal war, and the conflict will seem increasingly political in character.*3

When people talk, as they often do, about harmful political influence on the management of war, they are not really saying what they mean. Their quarrel should be with the policy itself, not with its influence.

Vom Kriege (IPA[fɔm ˈkʁiːgə]) is a book on war and military strategy by Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz, written mostly after the Napoleonic wars, between 1816 and 1830, and published posthumously by his wife in 1832. It has been translated into English several times as On War. On War is actually an unfinished work; Clausewitz had set about revising his accumulated manuscripts in 1827, but did not live to finish the task. His wife eventually compiled all the work and the final two chapters Clausewitz never finished.

On War is one of the first books on modern military strategy. This is mainly due to Clausewitz' integration of politics and social and economic issues as some of the most important factors in deciding the outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important treatises on strategy ever written, and is prescribed at various military academies to this day.



[edit] History

Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian officer among those baffled by how the armies of the French Revolution and Napoleon had changed the nature of war through their ability to motivate the populace and thus unleash war on a greater scale than had previously been the case in Europe. Clausewitz was well educated and had a strong interest in art, science, and education, but he was a professional soldier who spent a considerable part of his life fighting against Napoleon. There is no doubt that the insights he gained from his experiences, combined with a solid grasp of European history, provided much of the raw material for the book. On War represents the compilation of his most cogent observations.

Note: Clausewitz states that Napoleon's tactics were not revolutionary at all and that Napoleonic Warfare did not change anything greatly in military history. The technology of weaponry for the most part remained static, and new strategies weren't developed, but rather Napoleon refurbished old ones, mixing them into one grand strategy.

[edit] Synopsis

The book contains a wealth of historical examples used to illustrate its various concepts. Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures prominently for having made very efficient use of the limited forces at his disposal. Napoleon also is a central figure.

Among many strands of thought, three stand out as essential to Clausewitz' concept:

  • War must never be seen as a purpose to itself, but as a means of physically forcing one's will on an opponent ("War is not merely a political act, but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out of the same by other means."[1]).
  • The military objectives in war that support one's political objectives fall into two broad types: "war to achieve limited aims" and war to "disarm” the enemy: “to render [him] politically helpless or militarily impotent."
  • The course of war will tend to favor the party employing more force and resources (a notion extended by Germany's leaders in World War One into "total war"—the pursuit of complete military victory regardless of the political consequences).

Military strategy is a national defence policy implemented by military organisations to pursue desired strategic goals.[1] Derived from the Greek strategos, strategy when it appeared in use during the 18th century[2], was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general"[3], 'the art of arrangement' of troops.[4] Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy. The father of modern strategic study, Carl von Clausewitz, defined military strategy as "the employment of battles to gain the end of war." Liddell Hart's definition put less emphasis on battles, defining strategy as "the art of distributing and applying military means to fulfil the ends of policy" Hence, both gave the pre-eminence to political aims over military goals, ensuring civilian control of the military.



[edit] Fundamentals

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war." Napoleon Bonaparte

Military strategy is the plan and execution of the contest between very large groups of armed adversaries. It involves each opponent's diplomatic, informational, military, and economic resources wielded against the other's resources to gain supremacy or reduce the opponent's will to fight. It is a principle tool to secure the national interest. A contemporary military strategy is developed via military science. [5] It is as old as society itself. It is a subdiscipline of warfare and of foreign policy. In comparison, grand strategy is that strategy of the largest of organizations which are currently the nation state, confederation, or international alliances. Military strategy has its origins before the Battle of the Ten Kings and will endure through the space age. It is larger in perspective than military tactics which is the disposition and maneuver of units on a particular sea or battlefield.[6]

[edit] Background

Military strategy in the 19th century was still viewed as one of a trivium of "arts" or "sciences" that govern the conduct of warfare; the others being tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of forces in battle, and logistics, the maintenance of an army. The view had prevailed since the Roman times, and the borderline between strategy and tactics at this time was blurred, and sometimes categorization of a decision is a matter of almost personal opinion. Carnot, during the French Revolutionary Wars thought it simply involved concentration of troops.[7]

The Battle of Siffin, illustration from a 19th century manuscript by Muhammad Rafi Bazil.

Strategy and tactics are closely related and exist on the same continuum.



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