Synopses & Reviews
Spirit of the Sword succeeds in bringing historical perspectives exotic styles and worldwide appeal to swords, their use, collecting and making of swords.Shackleford profiles 50 of the world's top, modern, custom sword makers, all of whom he has a close, personal relationship with, and a dozen manufacturers of swords.
Live the Legend. Feel the Steel
Steeped in lore and legend, swords evoke images of samurai swordsmen, knights in shining armor, the glint of hardened steel, the charge of mounted cavalry. Spirit of the Word is a stunning visual journey through the history of the simplest and greatest weapon ever devised.
More than 300 detailed photos of swords throughout the centuries and from around the worldScenes from the ancient swordmaking capitals of EuropeThe magic of the Japanese sword, including a profile of Yoshindo Yoshihara, the world's greatest living swordsmithSwords on the Big Screen: a cinematic exploration of sword mythology
For the historian, for the collector, for the edged weapon enthusiast, Spirit of the Sword is the perfect one-volume guide to the history and mystique of the world's long blades. From, fascinating information on the history of swords from around the world to helpful tips on collecting and displaying swords, you'll find in Spirit of the Sword.