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By Stephen Turnbull

The Samurai sword of Japan is among the most interesting edged weapon ever made. This quantity via major Samurai professional Stephen Turnbull unearths the tale of the way and why it accomplished this contrast. specific cognizance is paid to the advance of the primary curved blade from the unique directly blades, the linked improvement of Japan's recognized steel-making options and the demanding situations from modern conflict. including the technical information of forging, sharpening, mounting and trying out; this quantity is dropped at existence with info of the nice swordmakers themselves. in addition, no historical past of the sword will be whole with no precise exam of its use in strive against, from the best Samurai armies to person duels and revenge killings. own debts permit the reader to find the paintings of eastern swordsmanship within the fingers of masters equivalent to Miyamoto Musashi to the unnamed jap warrior protecting his family's honour. This energetic textual content is completely complemented by way of art reconstructions of the sword in use and color images of the swords in use.

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