One of the most illuminating books ever written about swords and their use. Museum Replicas Limited founder, Hank Reinhardt, spent an entire lifetime studying every aspect of swords – their use, construction, culture, myths, and history. Decades of performing (and enjoying) hands-on research and 10 years of writing went into this collection of hard facts and colorful, historical anecdotes regarding the most revered weapon of all time. Also includes sections on the forms and functions of other bladed weapons and armor. The enjoyable, vastly informative 235 pages are sprinkled with dozens of black & white photos and illustrations. 6" x 9" softcover format.