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Samurai Weapons: Tools of the Warrior
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tuttle Pub
Publication date May 15, 2008
Pages 179
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9784805309582
ISBN-10 480530958X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $29.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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Weapons, particularly bladed ones such as swords, are enjoying a renaissance of interest from every source, from collectors to laypeople. The samurai, a glorified figure in Japan and the West, employed a variety of weapons, not least of which was the sword. Samurai Weapons details how and why their arsenal included not only the sword of popular lore, but also a variety of other tools, including concealed weapons, improvised fighting tools, fans, truncheons and pole arms.

The author succinctly describes the society of Japan, how and why the samurai class arose, and the place that samurai held in that society through the centuries, focusing in particular on the various weaponry, how these weapons were used and why. In addition, Samurai Weapons highlights the influence these weapons and fighting styles had on many different schools of Japanese martial arts.


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Hardcover
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from Tuttle Pub (May 15, 2008)
9784805309582 | details & prices | 179 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Weapons, particularly bladed ones such as swords, are enjoying a renaissance of interest from every source, from collectors to laypeople.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780804847858 Book cover for 9784805312957
 
Reprint edition from Tuttle Pub (October 25, 2016)
9780804847858 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $14.95
About: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samuraiWhile the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known.
from Tuttle Pub (August 5, 2014)
9784805312957 | details & prices | 179 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai with is illustrated samurai guide!

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