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- http://www.thearma.org/essays/How_Were_Swords_Made.htm Clements, John. "How Were Swords Really Made?" The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts. (C) 2006, Exceprt from upcoming book by author.
- http://weber.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/arch/metallurgy.html Jordan, David K. "Ancient Metallurgy: A Beginner's Guide". Publisher, UCSD. Accessed 2008-01-28. last updated 2007-12-08 (assumed from modified date of 071208).
- http://www.historicalweapons.com/swordstypology.html Hellqvist, Björn. "Typology of Medieval Swords". HistoricalWeapons.com. Updated 2003-10-25, accessed 2008-01-28. (C) 1999-2004.
- http://www.miyamotomusashi.com/gorin.htm Miyamoto Musashi. Book of Five Rings. Book of strategy expressed as swordsmanship, by Japan's greatest swordmaster