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Duncan Anderson, 68, of Kent, Wash., wields a handmade battle axe he made and likes to call his peaceful axe because the handle is made of olive wood, which does not grow in Scotland.

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Weapons played role in Scottish history, culture

Hidden knives were considered as traditional as kilts and bagpipes.

ATHENA - Scotsmen, with their kilts, bagpipes, drums, cabers and numerous patterns of family tartans, were a big part of the local Caledonian Games on Saturday.The Athena Caledonian Games usually draws thousands of local and regional visitors, who come to


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