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[29.8 MiB] The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres books by Harvey J S Withers

This is a fully illustrated comprehensive reference guide to edged weapons, from early stone-age flint hand axes to the swords of World War One. This broad-ranging work examines weapons from the swords and spears of ancient Egypt to the pike and thrusting pole arms of medieval Europe, and from the slashing sabres of the 17th-century cavalry to the presentation and dress swords used for show, pomp and civil ceremonies in the 1900s. Presented in an easy-to-follow format there are specially commissioned photographs of each item, annotated with the blade‚Äôs defining features as well as at-a-glance specification boxes. Featuring more than 400 examples from around the world, this comprehensive volume also offers information on African, Chinese, Indian and South-east Asian weapons. This indispensable resource will intrigue anyone with an interest in the conflicts, warriors and weapons that have been a part of our human history. 
The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres
Title:The Illustrated Directory of Swords & Sabres
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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Category:Antiques & Collectibles, Books, Lifestyle & Home, History, Military
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