Monthly Archives: August 2012

Japanese Warriors and Their Armor

With Friends like Takeda Shingen, Who Needs Enemies? When your friends/enemies/frenemies’ nickname for you is “Tiger,” watch out – you are a BAMF to the nth degree… as was the “Tiger of Kai,” a famous Japanese military leader by the … Continue reading

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Of Kings and Coats of Arms: Sign of the Lionheart

Sure, shields and armor are about protecting you from battle wounds and death and all that, but let’s be honest…aren’t they also about showing off what a blue-blooded, war-heroic hotshot you are? Men of the Middle Ages certainly seemed to … Continue reading

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