Battle Blades: A Professional's Guide to Combat/fighting Knives

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Paladin Press, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Greg Walker evaluates daggers, bowies, switchblades and utility blades according to their design, performance, reliability and cost. He pays tribute to the legendary designers -- Fairbairn and Sykes, Randall, Gerber, Applegate and Al Mar -- and gives you an insider's peek at the best up-and-coming bladesmiths. He examines the pros and cons of benchmade vs. custom-made and forged vs. ground blades, as well as answering questions about steels, throwing knives, bowies, bayonets, training knives and much more.

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About the author (1993)

Greg Walker is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include "John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s" (1998), "Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics at the Court of Henry VIII" (1991), "Persuasive Fictions: Factions, Faith and Political Culture in the Reign of Henry VIII" (1996), and "The Politics of Performance in Early-Renaissance Drama" (1998).

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