Hank Reinhardt's Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting [NOOK Book]

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Definitive and compulsively readable—an illustrated guide to the use in knifefighting and beyond of contemporary knives by long-time Blade columnist and master weaponsmith, Hank Reinhardt. Deadlier than the club, more ubiquitous than the sword, the knife is the universal edged weapon of all humankind. As our society has grown more advanced, and more reliant on technology, there has been an increased interest in the weapons of the past, and this...
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Hank Reinhardt's Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting

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Overview

Definitive and compulsively readable—an illustrated guide to the use in knifefighting and beyond of contemporary knives by long-time Blade columnist and master weaponsmith, Hank Reinhardt. Deadlier than the club, more ubiquitous than the sword, the knife is the universal edged weapon of all humankind. As our society has grown more advanced, and more reliant on technology, there has been an increased interest in the weapons of the past, and this sharp-edged guide to the use of the knife will whet the appetite of expert and layman alike.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148472728
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 274,928
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Hank Reinhardt was a widely known authority on medieval arms and armor and an icon of Southern science fiction fandom for over fifty years. He had written numerous articles on swords and knives, and was in the process of writing this book on the history and use of the sword at the time of his death in 2007. He produced two videos with Paladin Press on the sword, and was a columnist for Blade magazine on swords in the movies. He was a cofounder of the mail order business Museum Replicas, Ltd. and a consultant to many sword makers. Unlike many experts, Reinhardt insisted on actually making and testing the weapons he wrote about, and through his various activities he has been instrumental in increasing the popularity of arms and armor in mainstream America. He has received numerous awards for his work with bladed weapons, most recently the Industry Achievement Award given at the 2006 Blade Show in Atlanta. Hank will appear in Reclaiming the Blade, a documentary due for release in 2008.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Awesome!

    As a student of several martial arts disciplines, I can tell you with confidence that Hank Reindhart and his associates know what they're talking about. And you don't need any prior training in any fighting style, weapon based or not. The points made in the book are simple, practical, and can be easily practiced.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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