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The illustrated world encyclopedia of knives, swords, spears & daggers : through history in over 1500 photographs

Author: Harvey J S Withers; Tobias Capwell
Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A detailed history of the development of swords, sabres, lances, daggers, fighting knives and bayonets, from their Palaeolithic origins through to the 21st century. Includes a comprehensive visual directory of weapons arranged by time period and geographical area, along with specifications of date, origin and length. Features descriptions of the fighting techniques of some of the most skilful swordsmen in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey J S Withers; Tobias Capwell
ISBN: 9780754831952 0754831957
OCLC Number: 946640357
Description: 512 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Harvey J.S. Withers and Tobias Capwell.

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An authoritative guide to sharp-edged weapons, from their origins in the Stone Age through to the 21st century. Describes ancient and modern weapons, such as the first flint daggers, the spears of  Read more...

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