The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres

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AUTHOR
Harvey J S Withers
DIMENSION
6,21 MB
FILE NAME
The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres.pdf
ISBN
7333652483473

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This is a fully illustrated comprehensive reference guide to edged weapons, from early stone-age flint hand axes to the swords of World War One. This broad-ranging work examines weapons from the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting polearms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th-century cavalry to the presentation and dress swords used for show, pomp and civil ceremonies in the 1900s. Presented in an easy-to-follow format there are specially commissioned photographs of each item, annotated with the blades defining features as well as at-a-glance specification boxes. Featuring more than 400 examples from around the world, this comprehensive volume also offers information on African, Chinese, Indian and South-east Asian weapons. This indispensable resource will intrigue anyone with an interest in the conflicts, warriors and weapons that have been a part of our human history.

This broad-ranging work examines weapons from the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting pole arms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th-century cavalry to the ... Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres. 3.75 (16 ratings by Goodreads) Paperback; English; By (author) Harvey Withers.

: Since the first flint spearheads emerged around 600, 000 years ago, edged weapons have played a central part in the shaping of human society. As well as being the foremost weapon of war for centuries ... The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabre‪s‬ A Visual Encyclopedia of Edged Weapons, Including Swords, Sabres, Pikes, Polearms and Lances, With Over 550 Photographs.

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