Weapons of Warriors: Famous Antique Swords of the near East

Author:   Victor Diehl ,  Hermann Hampe ,  Helmut Foll ,  Gozde Yasar
Publisher:   Schiffer Publishing Ltd
ISBN:  

9780764341168


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   28 June 2012
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Weapons of Warriors is a photographic study containing many of the most renowned, prestigious, and historical Arabic and Turkish swords from the 12th through the 19th century. Every sword is professionally photographed at the studio, in the highest resolution and correct color. Each weapon is presented in multiple angles, many at actual size across two pages to provide the reader with the most detailed appreciation of the skill, craftsmanship, and artistry involved in the hand crafting of these famous Shamshirs, Kilics, Nimchas, Yatagans, and Saifs. The Askeri Military Museum of Istanbul, Turkey, has set a new standard in international art and cultural exchange by opening its entire collection to the authors. The museum staff provided every assistance to be certain that their most magnificent and important weapons were photographed for this study. The museum director of edged weapons even took the time to pen an essay (included herein) on the Turkish Yatagan. Working with the authors was an international team of writers from Germany, India, and Egypt who provided additional information on the science behind these historically significant blades, traditional koftgari decoration, as well as the translation of ancient passages that adorn the edged weapons in this study. This beautiful book is produced for everyone who loves the lore and lure of edged weapons, whether they are beginning students, historians, collectors, or connoisseurs of these most artistic and deadly weapons of warriors. ILLUSTRATIONS: 300 colour photographs *

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Author:   Victor Diehl ,  Hermann Hampe ,  Helmut Foll ,  Gozde Yasar
Publisher:   Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Imprint:   Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Weight:   2.300kg
ISBN:  

9780764341168


ISBN 10:   0764341162
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   28 June 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Hermann Hampe was born in Hannover, Germany in 1961. He lives in Cannes and intends to pursue further research and publications in the historical development of the legendary Japanese Nihonto swords. Jean Varret was born in 1963 in the north of France, an area that was deeply marked from the two World Wars. He lives and works in Cannes, and he has a deep interest in aviation and fine automobiles.

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