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Edged weapons, (Signature)
by Frederick Wilkinson

For the greatest part of mankind's history, shaping of the environment was primarily carried out by the use of edged weapons -- the axes, war clubs, arrows, spears, ...

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Covers stone age to mid 20th century. Many good illustrations and an excellent overview of the history of edged weapons from many parts of the world.

Chapter headings :

From Flint to Steel.
The Evolution of the Sword.
Knives & Daggers.
Hunting Weapons.
Hand Bows.
Naval & Military Swords.
African and South Asian Weapons.
Japanese Weapons.
Indian Weapons.
Geman Weapons.
Contruction and Decoration.
—Updated Nov 29, 2006

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