Nor were they stronger—but they knew how to hit. The force of the blow was
concentrated to gain maximum force on the head of the nail. This concentration of
force can also be done with the sword. How well can a sword cut? How do you ...
Author: Hank Reinhardt
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
The sword is the most revered of all of man's weapons. Although the club is older, the knife more universal, and the firearm much more efficient, it is to the sword that most decoration, myth, mysticism and reverence has been given. The katana has been called "The Soul of the Samurai," the Vikings lavished love, care and attached wonderful names to their weapons. The sword has been the symbol of Justice, of Vengeance, and of Mercy. No one artifact has so captured the imagination as has the sword. As our society has grown more and more advanced, and more reliant on technology, there has been an increased interest in the weapons of the past. The romance of the sword is very much alive¾but movies, books and fiction of all types have romanticized the past, and particularly the sword, beyond all recognition of the real thing. Drawing on information from grave excavations, illustrations of battle scenes, and many classical and medieval literary sources, this book discusses how contemporaries showed swords were used. Building on Oakeshott and other authoritative writers on the subject, this volume, representing ten years of writing and a lifetime of experience, will add to the body of knowledge of the history of swords by illustrating not only the beauty of the form of the sword, but also their beauty of function. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
The adi shakti or khanda , a symbol shaped like a circle surrounded by two
swords and cut through by one double - edged sword . It symbolizes the primal ,
creative energy of the universe . The sword cutting through the circle represents
Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
We live in a remarkably diverse society, and it is increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or co-worker whose faith is different from our own. Originally published by Jewish Lights Publishing, this easy-to-use guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles. Newly revised North American edition now includes Canadian statistics and information.
“Ah, hoolies,” I growled, disgusted, as each of them bared a sword. Horses are
afraid of fire. ... How is it possible?” “It's not.At least, not ... I snatched a glance out
of the corner of my eyeandsaw a flaming sword cut her rope. She spun
Author: Jennifer Roberson
Sword-Singer once again unites Del and Tiger--she among the greatest of Northern sword masters, he a Southron warrior of legendary skills--on a new and perilous journey into the North, to the Place of Swords, where Del must submit to trial-by-combat for the slaying of her sword-master.
But while Vespucci and his companions schemed on how to carry out such a
deed , the village men returned from the hunt . These thirty - six ... They
discovered then how swords cut , and thought it HOW FLORENCE INVENTED
Author: Giancarlo Masini
Publisher: Marsilio Pub
Three Florentines-Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verazzano, and Filippo Mazzei-made indispensable contributions to America's "discovery" and to the democratic ideals upon which the republic was founded. Vespucci and Verrazano, two representatives of the Renaissance, supplied the geographic conceptualization and detailed surveys of the new continent. Filippo Mazzei, a key figure of the Enlightenment, had an extensive correspondence with Thomas Jefferson, which was crucial to him in his formalization of the concept of constitutional democracy. As Giancarlo Masini and Iacopo Gori show these three sons of Florence demonstrate a unique link between Italian culture and the destiny of the United States.
Then with quick movements, Reginald stabbed the guard's leg and cut his sword
hand. The guard looked around frantically as he dropped his sword and clutched
his leg. The guard cried out in pain, saying, “What's that? How can something I ...
Author: Malcolm Chester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this coming of age sequel to the first book Elysia, Courtney, Reginald, Steve and Penelope return as the Light Swords on a new adventure in Elysia and the other dream worlds. This time they have to cross the deadly Maelstrom swamp to reach the third dream world, the Magic World. They must stop the Evil Wizard in this world from giving magic to the Maelstrom kids who are using it to steal the Crystal of Light from Elysia. the Crystal of Light powers Elysia. They face many dangers in both Maelstrom and this new Magic World as they desperately try to stop the Evil Wizard. and this time, because they return as pre teens not children, the injuries they suffer in the dream worlds can hurt them in the real world. Will they be able to help Elysia the world, which they grew to love in the first book Elysia? Read this book and find out.
Since a two-edged sword cuts both ways, favorable consequences on one side
can lead to unfavorable consequences on the other. ... It makes me wonder how
much I care or even understand why others have trouble just moving forward.
Author: Linda Brimm
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Discover how the most sucessful international leaders got to where they are today, and why being truly global in today's economy is so important
How could Reed think he wasn't a good father? Maybe because you didn't tell
him he ... him trying the best way he knew how. His words were sharp, the swords
cut deep, and even when he tried to wound her, the crux of it was fIndIng glory
Author: Sara Arden
Publisher: HQN Books
Once upon a time, he was just a hopeless cause from the wrong side of Glory, Kansas. And he'll be damned if he'll let anyone drag him back down after finally clawing his way out. Everyone knows that Gina Townsend is a saint, always taking care of everyone around her. And now she's trying to be a mother to her six-year-old niece, Amanda Jane. But the girl's biological father isn't helping matters. The scruffy, gangly boy Gina remembers has returned to Glory a sexy, successful man, but Reed Hollingsworth is the only thing standing between her and losing Amanda Jane to foster care. Betrayed that neither Townsend sister bothered to tell him he was a father until he had money, Reed's still not about to shirk his responsibilities. So when he demands Gina move in with him as part of Amanda Jane's custody agreement, he tries not to notice pretty much everything about her—especially the way his solemn-faced daughter laughs when they play together. Raising a child together, Reed and Gina learn that some dreams come and go, but some are a spark that burns eternal…
Leo translated her instructions on how often the tea must be taken and when the
woman should come back to be seen again. ... A man who needed prayers and
medicine to calm the pain in a hand he had lost to a mercifully clean sword cut.
Author: Sara Donati
It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke’s wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet’s rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they’d hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke’s son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-d’Uzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah’s life, but Dr. Savard’s half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savard’s guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans’s population and from Andrew Jackson’s army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.
He let out a wordless shout and swung his sword in a diagonal, upwards slash
aimed at the nearest pursuer. He put everything he had into the swing. His
reward was seeing Felldark's blade cut almost completely through the warrior's
Author: David Gibson
Publisher: 5 Minute Workday Publishing
Adventuring... in Twenty Easy Steps Two youths set out on what is supposed to be a simple cattle drive but turns into the adventure of a lifetime. They have the chance to become the heroes they have always dreamed of... if they don’t die painful, messy, or embarrassing deaths before they can succeed on their quest. A fantasy western adventure of heroism and stupidity.
medieval swords evolved as armor evolved. in the early middle Ages, swords
tended to be broader, less pointed, and clearly intended for cutting. Armor at the
time, whether padded clothing, leather, or mail, while often effective at stopping
or hindering cutting weapons, could ... us some idea of how these swords were
used, and, coupled with tales and battle accounts, we can corroborate that
Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons
Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources
And that nod had something of a promise in it, as if he intended that I must do just
what I desired. ... And when I got to my feet, I felt nothing save what was normal.
But time ... Though both were metal, I'did not know how they would cut this rock.
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
A trilogy of swords, sorcery and spectacular adventure set in the Witch World. Sword of Ice: A simple half-breed serving under Lord Hervon in the unending battle against the Forces of Darkness, young Yonan never thought he was made for warfare. Then he discovers a strange sword: an ancient blade of incredible power that holds the spirit of the ancient hero Tolar that will forge Yonan into the greatest weapon in Witch World. Sword of Lost Battles: Yonan and his loyal friend Uruk have proven themselves as formidable warriors in battle after battle. And now, only they can stop the dreaded Targi—the near-invincible warlock who leads the Darkness. To defeat him, Yonan and Uruk must find Targi’s only vulnerability—a weak point that takes them into the past and the legendary Lost Battle. Sword of Shadows: With Yonan and Uruk still missing in the past, the untrained witch Crytha learns that she alone must hold back the Darkness by countering the power of Laidan, the vile sorceress who has pledged herself to Targi. To overcome such a foe, Crytha will need the help of a lethal, legendary weapon that must be tamed before it can be used. And if she fails to tame the Sword of Shadows, all of Witch World may fall. Trey of Swords is the 1st book in the Witch World: Estcarp Cycle, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.