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The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Knives, Swords, Daggers & Blades: A Box Set of Two Reference Books: A Comprehensive Directory of 750 Sharp-edged ... Photographs (Ultimate Illustrated Guides) [Hardcover]

Harvey J.S Withers , Tobias Capwell

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30 Nov 2012 Ultimate Illustrated Guides
This is a detailed history in two volumes of the development of daggers, fighting knives, bayonets, swords, sabers and lances, from the Stone Age through to the latest utilitarian designs. It is a visual reference to over 750 weapons of the world, arranged by time period and geographical area, along with specifications of date, origin and length. It is perfect for the serious collector and keen enthusiast alike, and a superb sourcebook and reference work for military historians, curators, academics and experts on edged weaponry of all periods. It is lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 1500 photographs and fine art images. This comprehensive boxed set offers two authoritative encyclopedias on sharp-edged weapons through history and around the world. The first section of each book is a fascinating overview of edged weapons, from the pole arms and ballock daggers of medieval Europe, and the cavalry sabers of the 17th century to the swords of the Russian Empire and classic commando knives of World War II. The second sections offer complete visual directories, featuring each weapon's capabilities and individual specification. With over 1500 illustrations, this is essential reading for everybody interested in the history of military conflicts and sharp weapons.

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Harvey J S Withers is the author of British Military Swords 1786-1912: The Regulation Patterns, World Swords 1400-1945 (both Studio Jupiter Military Publishing) and The Scottish Sword 1600-1945 (Paladin Press). Dr Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the world-famous Wallace Collection in London. He has worked at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, and as Curator of Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museums, where he produced The Real Fighting Stuff: Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museums.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A good book but incomplete 24 May 2013
By M. G. Mioc - Published on Amazon.com
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While an interesting and entertaining book with may high quality photos, this is far from a complete reference book as it apparently focuses only on knives as weapons and completely ignores some very famous knives (like the Finnish Puukko knife or the Saami Leuku, or the Bavarian Nicker).
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for Dad 1 Aug 2013
By Gretchen French - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a present for my father he loved this set. It is comprehensive. Beautiful photos and text in a two volume set.
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