Arms & Armor
Full-color photos. "An eye grabber: large, clear photographic layouts of
weapons share pages with explanatory text and definitive illustrations. Each
double spread covers a subject, from primitive weapons to the 'Guns That Won
the West'; it's easy to forget their function in the beauty of the pieces and
their clever designs. The weapons from the Middle Ages are breathtaking simply
as art. A plum pudding of a book."-- "Kirkus.
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19th century aborigine archers arms army arrowheads attached ball barrel bascinet battle battle-axe Bayeux tapestry bayonet blunderbuss Bolt bowstring brass breastplate BROADSWORD Bronze Age bullet mold butt called carried cartridge cavalry century B.C. Colt combat COMBINATION PISTOL crossbow decorated double-edged blade dueling pistols early engraving European fighting firearms fired flint Flintlock mechanism foot soldiers French gorget grenades grip HAND AXES HANDCUFFS handle helm hilt horn hunting ignition Indian infantry iron jousting knife knights known leather loaded lock longbow matchlock matchlock musket medieval metal musket muzzle painting pavise percussion Pinfire plate armor pocket pistol police pommel popular pouch powder flask priming pan protected ramrod rapier revolver Roman SABATON samurai scabbard SCOTTISH CLAYMORE shaft shape shield short sword single-edged SMALLSWORD spears steel Stone Age straps sword guards throwing Tilting armor TIPSTAFF tomahawk tournaments trigger two-handed swords vambrace VIKING wakizashi warriors wearing wheel-lock Winchester 73 wooden wore worn