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40 inch Futuristic Ninja Sword
This is a unique futuristic looking sword. The blade is made of 440 Stainless Steel with cutouts creates a balanced feel and stylish look. The entire sword measures 40 inches.

The scabbard is full metal construction painted black with a padded interior and circular cut outs adding to the graphic look of this sword. The scabbard also holds a 6 inch tonto.

Blade is Not Sharpened.

Price: 43.99

William Wallace Brass Sword
This is the best medieval sword to ever come through our inventory. It is the classic William Wallace Replica Sword. The sword is 51 plus inches long and comes with an authentic rough leather sheath that includes a strap to fit on your belt.

The blade is a polished stainless steel and it is double edged. The hilt and pommel are made out of SOLID BRASS. What really makes this authentic though is the brown leather that is stitched tightly around the handle and base of the blade just like the real swords were from Medieval Times.

Price: 43.99

Fire Breathing Dragon Knife - 16 inches
Handle is accentuated with artistic polished silver dragon designs

Knife Specs:

Overall Length: 16"

Blade Length: 10 1/4"

Blade Thickness: 1/8"

Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel & printed on blade

Handle Material: Polished Steel with Artistic Dragon Design

Price: 18.69

Ornate Medieval Dragon Sword

  • Overall length: 40"

  • Blade length: 32"

  • Handle: 8 x 5"

This decorate sword is perfect for any collector. It features a dragon hit decorated scabbard and hilt. It measures 40 inches and has a handy metal chain for wall mounting or carrying.
Price: 39.59

Sword Cleaning Kit
The proper care and maintenance of swords is critical if they are to retain their condition. The composition of sword steel makes it very susceptible to rust. The cleaning kit we offer has everything necessary for basic sword care. Includes:

a brass awl and hammer to easily dismantle the sword

a bottle of choji oil to prevent rusting and rice paper to apply it with

a plastic container to store an oiled cloth

an extra large uchiko the pad contains non-abrasive powder that absorbs extra cleaning oil

This cleaning kit comes in an attractive carved wooden box and is a necessity for any sword collector.

Price: 10.99

Snakeskin Cobra Katana Sword - 42 Inch

Snakeskin Cobra Katana

This Cobra Katana features a silver colored cobra mold as the pommel. The hilt features a spiraling dragon and cobra.

The blade is 440 stainless steel and the scabbard is a Snake Skin Design with silver colored hardware.

The sword is 42 inches long overall.
Price: 27.49

Umethar - Talisman of the Anath by Kit Rae
Kit Rae
Umethar: Talisman of the Anath

Created to restore order to a world wrought with chaos Umethar D Talisman of the Anath has been forged from great powers. The hilt was carved from the bone of the Ancient One first slain by mortal man; the pommel fashioned in the image of Anath fathers to the Ancients. Umethar holds within itself dual powers of creation and destruction. The 2nd in the Annual KR Fantasy Knife Series is detailed with solid metal parts a simulated bone grip and a mirror-polished blade. Each piece comes with a collector art print painted by designer Kit Rae. This adult collectible is branded with the artist's distinctive trademark and includes a certificate of authenticity.

The Umethar: Talisman of the Anath Specs:
Overall Length: 17-1/16"
Blade Length: 10-3/8"
Blade Thickness: 1/8"
Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel double-edged mirror-polished.
Handle Material: Cast metal guard and pommel antique silver plated finish simulated bone handgrip rat-tail tang construction. 19-7/8" x 6" x 3/4" wood burned-edge finish includes mounting hardware instructions.
Display: 5-1/2" x 8-3/8" x 2-3/4" wood. Hardware instructions included.
List Price - $124.49

This is an officially licensed product of United Cutlery.
Price: 54.99

Cinthorc Sword of Justice


In the beginning of things in ages past there were the Ancient Ones masters of flesh fire and steel who forged the elements of which the land was made. When men and beasts came into the world the Ancient Ones purposed to have dominion over them hence they commanded that the Dark Elves create the "Swords of the Ancients." They were forged of secret alloys and each sword was bequeathed its own special power. The swords have been used throughout the ages in the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Designed by fantasy artist Kit RaeR these high quality adult collectible swords feature intricately detailed solid metal handle parts and tempered 420 stainless steel blades (unsharpened). Each sword includes a full-color art print and a new chapter in "The Tale of the Swords of the Ancients."

CinthorcT is the seventh sword and its power is to deal out just punishment to wrong doers. The thorny hilts are intertwined with silver vines and engraved upon the crossguard is an incantation of the Ancients. The grip is wire-wrapped and the pommel is forged as a flower surrounding a red thorcan jewel; a powerful talisman of the Anath.

  • Overall Length: 42-5/8"
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Handle: Stainless steel twisted wire-wrapped handgrip.
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel cast metal blade ornament false-edged.
  • Handle Material: Intricately detailed cast metal handle parts antique iron finish tapered tang construction.
  • Includes Bonus Poster!

Price: 131.99

Adrasil - Folkor's Bane by Kit Rae
Adrasil - Folkor's Bane

From a series of edged fantasy creations from the Swords of the Ancients Universe comes Folkor's Bane designed by fantasy artist Kit Rae. This high quality hand-held Adrasil Knife features finely detailed solid metal parts and four tempered stainless steel blades. It includes a black and white 13-1/2" x 18" art print from the artist "Atteniel Weilds Adrasil" and a Certificate of Authenticity that shares "The History of Adrasil" printed on parchment paper. Also included is a highly polished black laquered wooden stand to display this one-of-a-kind heirloom and each piece is branded with the designer's trademark.

Features a black silver plated finish on the grip and four stainless steel blades said to have been made from the bones and armor of slain enemies.

Blade Length: 7"
Blade Thickness: 1/4"
Blade Material: tempered stainless steel
Handle Material: Cast metal
Overall Length: 12-1/2"
Stand: Black Laquered Wood

This is an officially licensed product of United Cutlery.
Price: 43.99

Valermos by Kit Rae
Kit Rae



"Sword of Fire"

From a world of fantasy legends comes the sixth edition of the Swords of the Ancients Collection designed by fantasy artist Kit Rae.

The sixth sword is Valermos (KR7) a high quality fantasy sword featuring intricately detailed solid metal handle parts and a 420 stainless steel blade (unsharpened) engraved with ancient runes.

It includes a full-color 18" x 24-1/2" art print Battle at the Tower and a new chapter in The Tale of the Swords of the Ancients printed on parchment paper.

This adult collectible sword is branded with the designer's trademark and the first 1000 pieces of each sold include an autographed art print.

Valermos Sword Specs:

Overall Length: 40"

Blade Length: 27-3/4"

Blade Thickness: 3/16"

Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless steel false-edged.

Handle Material: Cast metal guard and pommel antique iron finish simulated black ivory grip rat-tail tang construction. Remailer box.

List Price - $185.99

This is an officially licensed product of United Cutlery.

Price: 109.99

The Valdris by Kit Rae
Kit Rae


The Valdris

The latest in the Kit Rae Fantasy Art Collection is the Valdris the chosen blade of the Mithrodin a secret cadre of elite warriors in service of Queen Vaelen in the war against the Black Legion.

The hilt of the Valdris like many blades of the Great Realm of Ammon was fashioned from the bones and armor of Baelin great brutal and ruthless beasts created by the Dark One for his Black Legion.

Its twin blades forged of a shimmering steel from the mines of Lokonia were designed for the intricate blocking and offensive fighting style the Mithrodin used in their combat. Only they could wield the Valdris properly and many were skilled at using two Valdris at one time. A high level Mithrodin could disarm and subdue an enemy with this blade at lightning speed.

This fantastic adult collectible sword is branded with the designer's trademark on the mirror polished blades (false edged) and includes a certificate of authenticity telling of the swords history. Includes a wood display plaque.

The Valdris Specs:

Overall Length: 24"

Blade Length: 10-3/4"

Blade Thickness: 1/8"

Blade Material: Tempered 420 J2 stainless steel false edged.

Handle Material: Cast aluminum with a weathered-metal finish. Push tang (1/2 length) construction.

Display: 5-1/2" x 8-3/8" x 2-3/4" wood. Hardware instructions included.

List Price - $124.49

This is an officially licensed product of United Cutlery.

Price: 87.99

Dragon Dagger Letter Opener With Metal Sheath
Handle & Sheath is accentuated with artistic polished silver dragon designs

Knife Specs:
Overall Length: 11 1/2"
Blade Length: 5 1/4"
Blade Thickness: 1/8"
Handle Material: Polished Steel with Artistic Dragon Design

Price: 10.99

Glowing Sting FX Collectible Lord of the Rings Sword-Toy
This electronic replica of Frodo's Sting sword emits an eerie bluish glow whenever Orcs are nearby. This authentic Sting sword replica was cast from molds used to create the original movie prop used in Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Crafted in the ancient Elven tradition the Sting sword blade has a brushed metal finish with a trans-reflective silver coating that looks like metal when it is not activated. The core of the permanently attached polycarbonate blade glows brightly when activated with the flick of a switch.

The die-cast metal handle has a wood-grain pattern and silver leaf filigree accents reminiscent of third age Elfish decoration.

The sliding switch on the handle toggles among 3 modes: "OFF" "ON" and "ORC." If the switch is in the "ON" position the Sting sword emits clash and clang sounds when struck. In "ORC" mode the Sting sword hums and glows blue as a warning that Orcs are in the vicinity.

Frodo's Sting sword is replicated in the exact "Hobbit" proportions as the original prop. Approximate replica dimensions are: 27" long x 5.5" wide x 1.5" thick. The Sting sword runs for several hours on a fresh pair of two "123" 3 volt lithium batteries (not included).

The display base looks like carved stone with stands that look like medieval wrought iron to hold the sword in place. It can be adjusted so that your collectible can be displayed on a flat surface or hanging on a wall.

This official Lord of the Rings prop replica is fully authorized and licensed by New Line Cinema.

With over 100 million copies sold in over 40 languages millions have grown up with The Lord of the Rings the classic epic tale considered by millions to be the greatest fantasy-adventure story ever told. J.R.R. Tolkien's phenomenal epic trilogy chronicles the struggle between good and evil for possession of a magical ring.

The book trilogy named the most popular book of the 20th Century is the motion picture event of the 21st Century. The Lord of the Rings is presented in a trilogy of feature films from New Line Cinema beginning with the blockbuster The Fellowship of the Ring and continuing with the 2nd film The Two Towers to be released December 2002.

A work of sheer invention on a staggering scale The Lord of the Rings takes us back to Middle-earth an era that predates written history where humans share the world with immortal elves powerful wizards and industrious dwarves.
Price: 54.99

KILL BILL Katanas Two Sword Set with Display Stand
Overall Sword Length: 41.25"
Blade Length: 29.25"
Handle Length: 12"
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Handle Materials: Rubber coated metal wrapped with black thread in traditional katana wrap design
Scabbard Material: Hardened Acrylic and Metal
Stand Material: Wood

Fashioned from the popular movie "Kill Bill" and "Kill Bill Vol. 2" these fine reproduction katanas are the most intricately designed swords for the best price you will find. Two swords for One price! This is a set which includes "Bill's" sword and the "Bride's" as well. Stainless steel blades are etched to appear to have the deadly sharpness of a real samurai sword although this blade is not sharpened for safety reasons. The Bride's blade features an additional engraving near the handle. Both blades have a full two-handed 12" handle beautifully wrapped in thread as with most traditional katana handle wraps. As an added detail the ends of each handle are topped with gold-painted metal designs. These swords are beautiful!

Traditional and authentic long wrap technique featured on scabbards. And two-tone intricate gold-painted metal trimmings throughout the swords make this a gorgeous addition to any sword collection. On Bill's scabbard an engraving a what appears to be a demon's face decorates the highly polished black case.

A matte black painted wood display stand also accompany this sword set. Ancient japanese lettering is painted in gold on the stand as well adding to the authentic look of these swords.
Price: 54.99

Deluxe Full Tang Katana
Excellent quality highly detailed sword that would make a nice addition to anyones collection. This 29 1/2 inch smooth curved blade is made of 440 Stainless Steel with Black Wood Handle Overlay. Full Tang Samurai Katana is accented with gold trim top and end caps to give it a polished professional look.

Measuring 41 inches in total length this sword features a black laquer finished scabbard polished to a high shine. Perfect for any collector!

Price: 43.99

Iron Scottish Claymore Sword with Wood Scabbard
Battle the highlands with the Iron Claymore Sword. An exact replica of the 18th Century hand-and-a- half sword wielded by virtually every Scotsman. This massive sword features a distinctive cross hilt style popular with the original designs. The down sloping arms with quarter foils and circular pommel are also features popular from that era. The most notable feature has to be the all-wooden sheath with metal tip and throat. Stretches 49 inches overall 36 inch blade.

Price: 76.99

Serpent Master Katana - 40 inches

  • Overall length: 41"

  • Blade length: 28"

  • Handle length: 13 x 4"

Beautiful decorative katana features a metal capped scabbard with faux snake skin finish. The metal blade is pressed with intricate black design and had a claw like tsuba- to protect you hands. The handle has a serpent head reay to strike complete with composite plastic tounge and eyes. It measures 41 inches and includes black wooden stand. Definitely a centerpiece in any room!
Price: 43.99

Quad Sickle by Tom Anderson Knives

The weapon of the future! Tom Anderson has once again proven his designs are ahead of our time! This fine piece is a huge 39 inches!! The QUAD SICKLE features a pear blade at the top and a spike point in the bottom. A ribbed hard rubber grip makes handling a joy. This weapon has a hidden bonus intended for thrills. Pump the large central column and get a surprise: four stainless steel retractable blades quickly deploy with the clean sound of metal sliding against metal. This one sounds like a shotgun pumping!

This is a heavy beast of a weapon too and very comfortable to hold. All metal construction this is made from quality steel. The rubber molded grip is 12.5 inches with a metal pointed tip on its bottom. The central steel shaft is textured and acts with a pump action to reveal the four retractable blades on the sides. Each side blade is 3.5 inches long and sharp. The whole weapon is topped by a flat-edged pear blade measuring 7.25 inches with a sharpened point. The overall weight is 3 lbs.
Price: 79.99



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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