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Arms and Armor from Iran book


Richard Furrer
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Hello All,

If you are interested in Persian arms then this book may be one to read:

http://www.arms-and-armor-from-iran.de/

 

I ordered my copy today and will report on it when read.

 

Ric

Richard Furrer

Door County Forgeworks

Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Looks like a beautiful book. Definitely let us know what you think -- particularly as regards any information it has about the history of Persian smelting, metallurgy, etc.

Check out Walter's instructional videos:

Forging Japanese Style Blades

Making Hamons

Japanese Sword Mounting

Polishing

Making Japanese Sword Fittings

www.waltersorrellsblades.com
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its should be a great book.. (i'm a little bias though )

 

many of the blades in the book have never been published.. so this is a first peek at them... ( unless you've been touring the military museums in Iran )

 

there is info on Axes, bows, shields, swords, Persian culture, history, armour, etc

the wootz is very nice...

and the bronze swords.... are complex and very interesting..

 

 

should be a great read with lots of Persian info

 

 

Greg ;)

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That looks like around $200.00?, any idea what the shipping is? It was pretty steep when I bought my copy of Geibig's book from overseas. Amazon.com carries this book as well but it's $299.00! Looks like an awesome book, I'll bet the plates are spectacular and it appears to be full of hard to find (at least for Westerners) information. A few years back a museum up in Macon, Georgia hosted an exhibit ("Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection") that I wanted to go to that had some examples of arms and armor as well. I'm still kicking myself for not going (wife and kids didn't want to go, shoulda gone without them!).

Guy Thomas

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