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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knives, Daggers and Bayonets: An Authoritative History and Visual Directory of Sharp-edged Weapons and Blades from Around the World
This beautifully presented book traces the history of knives, daggers and bayonets. From the appearance of the earliest stabbing tools of the so-named Dagger Period of 15000 BC it describes the development of these short edged weapons and their impact upon civilizations from the Etruscans, Egyptians and Romans to the present-day role of the short edged blade as a military weapon, as well as its transformation into an object of modern art. With a comprehensive and fully illustrated weapons directory, this book will be an indispensable resource for the for the amateur enthusiast and professional collector alike, while the beautiful photographs of these extraordinary pieces of craftsmanship will fascinate anyone with an interest in the weapons that have shaped the world.
Dr. Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection.
Author: Tobias Capwell
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Publication Date: 15 April 2009
256pp, 300 mm x 232 mm