Foreigner learning traditional sword making

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Foreigner learning traditional sword making

Postby Mucha Man » 08 Feb 2012, 21:20

This is kind of cool.

Taiwan sword-maker Kuo Chang-hsi poses with his first foreign protege Gene Wrathall of the U.K. Feb. 7 in Kaohsiung. Wrathall, who collects swords, said he flew to Taiwan in mid-January to learn the art of sword making.


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“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Foreigner learning traditional sword making

Postby Steviebike » 08 Feb 2012, 21:23

That is cool, anymore info?

Would like to go see, if there is anything to see :ponder:
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Re: Foreigner learning traditional sword making

Postby Mucha Man » 08 Feb 2012, 21:27

Steviebike wrote:That is cool, anymore info?

Would like to go see, if there is anything to see :ponder:


Don't know any more. Just saw the headline.
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Foreigner learning traditional sword making

Postby Confuzius » 12 Feb 2012, 22:20

This is pretty fuckin cool, thanks for sharin!
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