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This book will not give you everything you need in order to make a full harness of plate armour, but it comes as close as is ever likely to be possible. If you have basic metalworking and welding skills, and a few other reference works on hand, you will learn pretty much everything you will need to know in order to make high quality armour - just add years ...
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—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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When it came out this was about the only book available which took medieval swordsmanship seriously, and it deserves kudos for that. It covered the subject in a bredth rarely attempted before, which is both its strength and weakness. It is a bit of a mishmash of techniques and theories, some (most notably the cross being used to protect the hand from shield ...
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—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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Gorgeous.
—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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A great book about the process, rather than the myth, of crafting the blade of a Japanese sword. It clearly lays out the process and demystifies it.
—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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Not for the complete metalworking novice, but a great source of information for those who want to get into bladesmithing and avoid the pitfalls.
—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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The great thing about Nicolle's book is the multitude of line drawings reproducing details of medieval art and photographs - unfortunately this is also its weakness; probably to avoid copyright issues, the line drawings are used to reproduce the details of photos from many sources, and anyone with a good library will be able to recognise many of the actual ...
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—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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If anyone needs an overview of the development of medieval arms and armour, this is alway THE book I recommend as a starting point. Other books are more scholarly, others may have greater depth, but it is hard to see how this book, with its combination of high quality photographs and informative text, could be bettered as a start on the learning path.
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—Updated Jul 9, 2007



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Now, I may be a bit biased (having helped edit this book) but I have to say this is the most amazing (and valuable) book I own. The highly detailed and in-depth research, and the large photo catalogue, are great. As a swordsmith, the details on each weapon, which include length, weight, and even balance points in many cases, put this book beyond almost ...
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—Updated Jul 8, 2007









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