ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNIVES, DAGGERS AND BAYONETS


ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNIVES, DAGGERS AND BAYONETS

DR TOBIAS CAPWELL    Book Number: 86834    Product format: Hardback

A visually spectacular gallery featuring more than 350 examples of edged weapons from around the world, from Ancient Egyptian flint knives to the rondel and ballock daggers of medieval Europe, and from 17th century plug bayonets to the classic commando knives of WWII. With over 700 colour photos, each entry is accompanied by a colour photograph of the weapon plus key information on its date of production, origin and length. The volume describes how the discovery and mastery of metalworking allowed the first knife makers to diversify the styles and uses for the early-edged weapons, exploring the role of the dagger in battle and civilian life up to military knives of the present day. The variety of edged weapons in Asia and Africa, from the Jambiya of the Middle Age to the Indonesian Kris, is investigated plus the exquisitely decorated daggers of Persia and knives of Japan representing the bladesmith's finest achievement. Fact boxes give a background history on Lawrence of Arabia, Japanese Samurai and Seppuku right back to the early process of flint knapping. This history is written by a leading arms and armoury expert. 256 glossy pages, 700 colour photos, 9" x 11½".
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ISBN 9781782143642
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