Swords and Hilt Weapons
Swords and other weapons with handles, or hilt weapons, were originally designed for use in melee, or confused fighting, where combatants were little more than an arm's length apart. Wars are now often fought over much larger distances with much more elaborate methods, but for thousands of years swords, knives, daggers, machetes, axes, and other blades were the weapons of choice in any conflict. Even today, infantryman carry some sort of knife into battle.
Swords & Hilt Weapons is an illustrated guide to these remarkable tools. From the simple stone knives manufactured during ancient times to today's albion swords, it offers a complete visual history for experienced swordsmen or anyone fascinated by the beautiful construction of a steel blade. Readers will learn about the anatomy of a sword?from the point, to the blade, to the grip?and the differences between one made in Central Europe and one made in Central Asia.
What's better: a battle-axe or a bayonet? Become an expert with Swords & Hilt Weapons!
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Author: Michael Sharpe
Publisher: Taj Books
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 1,070 gr.
Description from the publisher: “Swords and Hilt Weapons” is the most comprehensive guide to nearly 4,000 years of sword making from all over the world. Written by a distinguished team of experts, it provides an indepth appraisal of the weapons themselves and is rich in historical and background detail. Fully illustrated throughout, this is a unique survey of a vast body of superb craftsmanship. An essential reference work for weapons enthusiasts, collectors, and lovers of military history and art.