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Hank Reinhardt's The Book of Swords Kindle Edition
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This 237 page volume is organized into 14 sections. This book came out after the author had died, but he had been working on this book for ten years. The first part the author explores the substance of the early swords which were copper and bronze. The second part deals with the development of iron and steel swords. The third part covers the design and geometry of swords. Wounds and the effects of swords are explained in section four. Section five tells about the Viking and early medieval sword. In the other sections the book covers the Rapier and the small sword, the Saber, European Two-Handed Swords, the Japanese Katana, Eastern two-handed swords, exotic blades like the African swords and the Kukri. This book also covered the basics of cutting and fighting with the sword.
If you are into the sword arts or are just interested in the history and development of blade weapons, this is a must have book for your personal library. It is a great read.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
The writing is clear and concise, and the illustrations are very helpful to bringing across the author's point.
I knew Hank when he was alive and had the opportunity to speak with him at trade shows a number of times.....the people responsible for bringing this edition to publication knew him and his style of speaking and writing well.....have not found a better primer of swords and swordsmanship in the broad sense, and that is the highest compliment that I can give.