Figure 6: After Treatment, Sword handle. Image: Heather Berry/Silentworld Foundation.

How to clean a sword

The closer you look, the more cleaning you will do... I recently had the wonderful opportunity to carry out some routine cleaning on a dress sword…


Map. Hand coloured copper engraving. Maris Pacifici. 345mm x 497mm. Antwerp, 1595. The first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America...

The fabled land of Beach, Locach, Java La Grande, and Terra Australis Incognita

Reading Time: 4 minutes How 40,000 years after the first Australians arrived, Australia was “discovered” againFrom Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD,…