Tools of Combat

Tools of Combat


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From piercing arrowheads to mighty longswords and battleaxes, weapons have clashed on the battlefield from ancient times onwards. Join the action to see warriors from different times and places wielding their weapons in the thick of combat!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467795975
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Warriors! Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Catherine Chambers was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and brought up in England. She has written about 130 titles for children and young adults, and enjoys seeking out intriguing facts for her nonfiction titles.

Martín Bustamante is an illustrator and painter from Argentina. Inspired as a teen by Star Wars and Prince Valiant, he has worked for many book publishers and magazines in Argentina, the USA, and Europe. He lives in the UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Piercing Pikes and Lances: Spiked weaponry for foot soldiers and cavalry 8

Lethal Longbow: Binning arrows- on the enemy 10

Lopping with Longswords: Knights clashing in close combat 12

Slicing with the Szabla: The deadly blade of the Polish hussar 14

Gashing with the Gunsen and Gunbai: Formidable Japanese war fans 16

Slashing with the Shamshir: Swinging into action with the Persian cavalry 18

Cutting with the Killer Katana: The samurai's sword of destruction 20

Whacking with the War Hammer: Delivering death with one blow 22

Fast, Fatal Flail: Sowing chaos and confusion 24

Beastly Medieval Battleaxe: The foot soldier's crescent-shaped chopper 26

Wars and Warriors: Famous battles and their weaponry 28

More Ferocious Facts and Glossary 30

Index 32

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