Antique Swords and Daggers by Mircea Veleanu
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Antique Swords and Daggers
By Mircea Veleanu

Antique Swords and Daggers

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Antique Swords and Daggers by Mircea Veleanu

Book Description

This noteworthy and exceptionally comprehensive book features edged weapons dating from the Neolithic period to the early 20th century. These fascinating antiques come from all over the globe, including Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia, Japan, and Africa. Detailed descriptions and over 890 outstanding color photos help collectors identify and study the characteristics, historical uses, and current values of highly diverse swords and daggers. Among the items showcased are tribal, ceremonial, and presentation edged weapons, Indonesian krises, and Borneo "headhunter" swords. Valuable information is provided about rare artifacts, terminology, and evaluating age and authenticity of the weapons. Novice as well as advanced collectors will find this an indispensable reference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764325069
ISBN-10: 076432506X
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 29mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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