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The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war — from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the ...

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Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
by David Edge, John Miles Paddock

A fantastic book examining the arms and armor of the middle ages.

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The Connoisseurs Book of Japanese Swords
by Kokan Nagayama

Recently Japanese swords have gained enormous popularity as art objects with collectors and enthusiasts around the world, but until now much of the most detailed ...

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The Japanese Sword (Japanese Arts Library)
by Kanzan Sato

The Japanese sword combines unbreakability, rigidity, and lethal cutting power, and it is in the resolution of these conflicting practical requirements that it ...

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Old Sword-Play The Systems Of The Fence
by Alfred Hutton

The history of sword-play and fencing from the 16th to the 18th century. with 57 plates.

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Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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Samurai Sword: A Handbook
by John M. Yumoto

The samurai sword: symbol of the spirit of old Japan it embodies the samurai's steely discipline, unswerving devotion, and peerless skill. A feat of craftsmanship ...

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The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts
by J Christopher Amberger

The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts

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Swords of the Viking Age
by Ian Peirce, Ewart Oakeshott

This new work fills a gap in the literature in English on the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking age, between the mid eighth and the mid ...

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