Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting, Forging,
history, manufacture, and ancient and modern uses of swords in Europe
from the 5th century to today can be found here in one convenient
source. Learn sword nomenclature and classification, discover sword
physics secrets, and compare the history of swordsmanship in Europe
to that of Japan. Practical information on different sword types,
including those used by Vikings and Samurai, broadens the readers
understanding of the technical diversity of and relationships between
swords from different eras and cultures. Readers can also learn
how to tell authentic swords apart from fantasy swords, or sword-like
objects (SLO), which are commonly used in movies like the
Lord of the Rings trilogy. Also, follow the manufacturing process,
from welding to pommel construction, and read about historical replicas.
Join the authors and countless other featured sword masters and
experts on a fact-based and fun-filled adventure from the Middle
Ages to modern Europe.