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2015 new books
Combat Knives and Knife Combat:
Knife Models, Carrying Systems, Combat Techniques
Dietmar Pohl & JimWagner
• Covers both offensive and defensive techniques
• Includes a chapter on Hollywood’s interpretation of knife fighting
• Full knife combat description by JimWagner, including first aid
This comprehensive compendium covers all aspects of self-defense knives, including their history,
development, and technology, as well as practice, training, and combat techniques. Learn about the historical
development of modern self-defense knives and their various technical systems, designs, and materials. The
book covers various possibilities for carrying an SD-knife, answers questions such as whether a folder or
fixed blade is the right choice, and gives recommendations on training knives. The most important combat
knives and knife combats of Hollywood movies are included. Readers will learn the basics of Wagner’s
reality-based training system. Contributions fromwell-known knife and combat experts such as Sal Glesser,
Michael Janich, Frank Metzner, Joachim Friedrich, Dieter Knüttel, and Sohny cover special topics such as
butterfly and karambit knives, escrima, and self-defense against dogs.
Jim Wagner
is an experienced trainer of police and military units, such as the German GSG9.
Dietmar Pohl
is a renowned knife expert and designer.
Size: 7" x 10" • 493 color & b/w photos • 200 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4834-1 • hard cover • $45.00
The Sword: Myth & Reality
Technology, History, Fighting, Forging, Movie Swords
Thomas Laible
• Accessible reference book explains the difference between swords in popular culture and the real world
• Information spanning three millennia, with more than 500 color photos
• Essential for folks who handle real swords or for those with an active fantasy life
The history, manufacture, and ancient andmodern uses of swords inEurope fromthe fifth century to today can
be found here in one convenient source. Learn sword nomenclature and classification, discover sword physics
secrets, and compare the history of swordsmanship inEurope to that of Japan. Practical informationondifferent
sword types, including those usedbyVikings andSamurai, broadens the reader’s understanding of the technical
diversity of and relationships between swords from different eras and cultures. Readers can also learn how to
tell authentic swords apart from fantasy swords, or “sword-like objects” (SLO), which are commonly used
in movies like the
Lord of the Rings
trilogy. Also, follow the manufacturing process, from welding to pommel
construction, and read about historical replicas. Join the authors and countless other featured sword masters
and experts on a fact-based and fun-filled adventure from the Middle Ages to modern Europe.
Thomas Laible
studied history and education and works as an editor of the journal
Weapons: Internal
He has been working for 20 years with swords, daggers, and knives and has written several books
and numerous articles on these topics.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 526 color photos • 240 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4877-8 • hard cover • $50.00
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