The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers
Through History in Over 1500 PhotographsBook - 2015
"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 history, including the hoplite spearmen of ancient Greece and the Japanese Samurai warriors."--Jacket.
Published: London : Lorenz Books, 
Branch Call Number: 623.441 WIT
Characteristics: 512 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Alternative Title: Illustrated world encyclopedia of knives, swords, spears and daggers