Letter Openers - Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Veterans

Posted by Devin on 10/14/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Many military veterans have different collectible items, and many of these collectible items lay around gathering dust or taking up space in storage areas of the home. They have no day-to-day use, except to serve as reminders of former military service. Finding a gift that has another use, in addition to reflecting someone's military standing as a veteran, is not always an easy task. However, we have the perfect gift for the veteran on your shopping list, regardless of which military branch that he or she served in.

What Bootcamp Teaches You

Posted by Devin on 9/27/2013 to Military History
Boot camp is an experience that will change your life forever. You will learn many things during the 12 or 13 weeks that you are in boot camp. Boot camp will be intense; yet, it will most likely be a positive experience.

The World War II M3 Trench Knife

Posted by Devin H. on 9/5/2013 to Military History
If there is one side arm easily recognized as a fighting icon from WWII, it is the US Army M3 Trench Knife. Initially manufactured to equip soldiers not armed with a bayonet, this sturdy and almost irreplaceable weapon endured through most of WWII until challenged and replace by later weapons and more functional designs.

Originally issued in 1943, this legendary trench knife soon became the standard government issue for those engaged in close hand-to-hand combat such as élite forces, principally the US Army Rangers.

History of the V-42 Stiletto

Posted by Devin on 9/2/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
The V-42 “Force Knife” was a combat knife issued to the U. S. First Special Service Force during World War II. The FSSF was a joint US/Canadian top secret service force created under the auspices of the Commander in Chief.

Why You Should Buy Marine Letter Opener

Posted by Devin on 8/31/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Mementoes of precious memories can be few indeed. A memento can help recall any number of memories, ranging from small moments shared with friends to major turning points in a person’s life. It can help if the item in question is symbolic of the event in question. For those with a military origin or with an interest in military history, a commemorative Marine letter opener may be the perfect memento for any number of reasons, such as graduation from basic training to a celebration of twenty years of friendship.

How a Gun Case for a Veteran is The Perfect Gift

Posted by Devin on 8/30/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Veterans are some of the most respected people of our great country. As they well deserve to be. Giving up years of their lives to serve and protect. A lot of them risk their lives and some do not make it back to their families. All veterans should be celebrated and we need to continue to find new ways to celebrate the great veterans of our country. A gift is a small token of gratitude and can mean a lot to someone. There are a lot of different options when it comes to choosing a gift for a veteran but a gun case would be the perfect gift.

Cutting Through History

Posted by Melissa on 6/15/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Swords have been around ever since civilizations began to mine and work metal. The earliest swords were made of copper from the copper mines in Egypt. It wasn't until later on in history, during the Middle Ages, that swords were used for military usage. During this time period, the sword was used as the weapon most preferred by the knights who would wear armor.

The Significance of Military Swords

Posted by Carlos on 6/11/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Even though the military swords of today don’t see the kind of hand-to-hand combat that make swords a revered part of military history worldwide, they still serve a very significant purpose. Because swords have developed their own styles and names for each branch of military service, they have become an important part of a military officers uniform. Though they are no longer considered a significant weapon, they signify the strength, training and discipline that come with the uniform. That is why each branch of the military has their own specific design.

To the Revolutionary War & Back

Posted by Bryan on 3/14/2013
Swords, specifically the Mameluke sword, have a long history with the Marine Corps. In fact, the history of its use dates back to the Revolutionary War. It is a symbol of honor and the oldest weapon still in use by the Armed Forces.

Military Sword History for Everyone

Posted by Joe on 3/7/2013 to Military History
Sword enthusiasts often get started by becoming interested in the history of it all. That is the purpose of this blog... to pique your interest, to inform and to bring together sword enthusiasts.

Famous Swords: A Saber Among Their Ranks

Posted by Bryan on 2/7/2013 to U.S. Military Sabers
Among the famous named swords throughout history, there is a saber in their ranks, the curved saber of San Martin.

A Marine Corps Tradition: the Military Sword

Posted by Bryan on 1/31/2013 to U.S. Military Swords
Tradition says that officers of that period carried the Mameluke sword, like the one awarded to Lieutenant Pressley O’Bannon and one or two other officers by the Viceroy of Egypt on December 8, 1805, in appreciation for their services in the battle of Derne.

Stunning Authentic Blade of the United States Coast Guard

Posted by Mel on 12/22/2012 to U.S. Military Sabers
The United States Coast Guard has a tradition of carrying fine blades in order to represent the honor, courage, and dedication of its members.

The U.S. Air Force Sword: A Brief History

Posted by Bryan on 12/12/2012 to U.S. Military Swords
Swords of various types have had a long martial history, a history which spans almost as many centuries as warfare itself. First weapons, swords are now primarily a ceremonial accoutrement, what with the advent of more "hands-off" methods of combat. Each branch of the United States military has its own unique regulations, traditions, and history attached to the sword worn by its members, and the Air Force is no exception.

The US Army Saber: A Proud Tradition

Posted by Bryan on 11/27/2012 to U.S. Military Sabers
Although swords in the United States Army have a history going all the way back to the day that George Washington took control of the Continental Army.

U.S. Military Swords Online

Posted by Melissa on 11/26/2012 to Military History
The United States Army Officer Saber is a tradition that began in the 1800s and is still alive today. The saber is a curved sword that is wielded with one hand and was originally carried by the United States Calvary.

Swords & Military History: A Brief Look Back

Posted by Bryan on 11/14/2012 to Military History
The use of the sword in our military dates back to the Roman "gladius" used by the armies of the Roman empire. Today's sword differs in one main aspect, and that is its being ceremonial in function.

Buying Authentic U.S. Military Swords Online

Posted by Bryan on 9/12/2012 to U.S. Military Swords
Are you pondering a unique, creative gift for a friend or family member who serves U.S. citizens through military service?

A Look Back at Some Historic Military Swords

Posted by Bryan on 8/14/2012 to Military History
A new MKE sword is usually a cross-blade, narrowed like sword derived from swords used by ML warriors associated with MKE Egypt via whom the sword derives its name. It is associated with the shamshir, which experienced its origins inside Persia from the spot that the style went to India, Egypt and North Africa plus the Turkish kilij.

U.S. Air Force Swords Display the USAF's Rich History

Posted by Bryan on 8/8/2012 to Military History
The four branches of the U.S. Military are a constant source of interest for most Americans. The U.S. Air Force, with its grand history and pedigree, is one branch in particular that is especially interesting.

A Brief History of Military Swords

Posted by Bryan on 7/18/2012 to Military History
The first sword, was developed within the late Roman army, and became the predecessor of the European sword. Even though the sword has been alive since the Bronze Age, its military use was not pertinent until the first barbarian wars took place.

Army Sabers Make Wonderful Gifts for Veterans & History Buffs Alike

Posted by Bryan on 7/8/2012 to U.S. Military Sabers
The saber was originally used in the United States cavalry back in the 1800s. For this very reason the United States Army uses sabers for ceremonial use.

Great Military Leaders in History (Part 1)

Posted by Bryan on 6/27/2012 to Military History
To become a military leader it takes a combination of leadership and circumstance. Over the years there have been many famous military commanders, but only a few of them can be considered great. The following leaders are some of the greatest leaders because they had the capabilities and character traits to lead and overpower in ways no one else has.

Military Swords and Sabers

Posted by Bryan on 6/15/2012 to U.S. Military Swords
Military swords and sabers have long been a proud symbol for every branch of the U.S. military. The precise tradition and history behind the military sword is unknown, but many experts conclude that it started with the insignia used by the U.S. Army's 11th Cavalry, 15th Cavalry, 158th and 202nd Cavalry many years ago. Military swords are more then an addition to a uniform, they represent a rich history of honor, loyalty, leadership, and power. Every branch of the U.S. military has its own specially designed sword with exact government specifications.
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