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Katana : the Samurai sword

Author: Stephen R Turnbull
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2010.
Series: Weapon, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Discusses the history and development of the katana, shares stories of the sword's use by samurai in battles, duels, and warfare, and examines its impact on Japanese culture.

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Genre/Form: History
Young adult non-fiction
Named Person: Katana
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Turnbull
ISBN: 9781849081511 1849081514 9781849081528 1849081522
OCLC Number: 648101024
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Development --
Use --
Impact --
Series Title: Weapon, 5.
Responsibility: Stephen Turnbull.


The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This title reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction. It focuses on the development of the familiar blade  Read more...


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