Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers, Hardback Book

Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers Hardback


This encyclopedia traces the fascinating history of knives, daggers, bayonets, swords, sabres and lances, from their Palaeolithic origins through to the 21st century.

Weapons from around the world are examined, such as the decorated daggers of Persia and the exquisite knives of Japan.

A superb directory features 750 examples of sharp-edged weapons, describing the origins, capabilities and specifications of each one.

With 1500 photographs and illustrations, and written by leading experts in the field, this beautiful guide is an indispensable resource for the serious collector and amateur enthusiast alike, and will fascinate anyone with an interest in historical weapons.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 512 pages, Over 1500 photographs
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780754831952



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