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The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers : Through History in Over 1500 Photographs
by Harvey J. S. Withers and Dr. Tobias Capwell


Overview - This encyclopedia traces the fascinating history of knives, daggers, bayonets, swords, sabres and lances, from theirPalaeolithic origins through to the 21st century. Weaponsfrom around the world are examined, such as thedecorated daggers of Persia and the exquisite knivesof Japan.  Read more...

 
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More About The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers by Harvey J. S. Withers; Dr. Tobias Capwell
 
 
 
Overview
This encyclopedia traces the fascinating history of knives, daggers, bayonets, swords, sabres and lances, from theirPalaeolithic origins through to the 21st century. Weaponsfrom around the world are examined, such as thedecorated daggers of Persia and the exquisite knivesof Japan. A superb directory features 750 examples ofsharp-edged weapons, describing the origins, capabilitiesand specifications of each one. With 1500 photographsand illustrations, and written by leading experts in thefield, this beautiful guide is an indispensable resource forthe serious collector and amateur enthusiast alike, and willfascinate anyone with an interest in historical weapons. - An authoritative guide to sharp-edged weapons, from their origins in the Stone Age through to the21st century, with 1500 color photographs - Describes ancient and modern weapons, such asthe first flint daggers, the spears of ancient Greece, Samurai swords, knightly swords, fencing blades, and the bayonets of World War II - Includes a comprehensive visual directory of over750 blades arranged by period, with expert descriptionsand details of origin, date and length

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780754831952
  • ISBN-10: 0754831957
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.9 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.25 pounds


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