Sunday, 26 April 2009
An introduction to Japanese armour and swords
I spent the day in town looking for martial arts books and came away with an armful! I'll post a review when I've finished them but as a quick Sunday night post here are the references for two slim publications I picked up from the Royal Armouries. At about 36 pages each they're not too detailed but they are really great introductions (as their names imply) and I found them incredibly well laid out and easy to digest. There's a great description and graphic of how the swords are made.
An introduction to Japanese swords
Both by Ian Bottomley available from the Royal Armouries website.