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Catalogue of the collection of Asian edged weapons at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen. Edited by Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Maximilian Berkel and the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen (bi-lingual edition German/English).
With a total of almost 250 objects this catalogue covers the entire collection of Oriental and Asian edged weapons at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen (German Blade Museum). Each piece is featured individually (usually on one entire page) with detailled decription. The brilliant full colour photographs by Lutz Hoffmeister are an impressive testament to the amazing richness in form and the excellent craftsmanship of Eastern blades.
Each cultural area (Caucasus, Ottoman Empire, Persia, India, China, Japan, Malay Archipelago) is introduced over several pages by an expert, an extensive glossary is added.
All texts are in both English and German.
The volume will be an invaluable resource to collectors, art and craft fans, and everyone interested in Asian cultures.
Hardcover, 284 pp., more than 250 full colour illustrations.