Sword Weapon

Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Dec. 10, 2010
Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)

Katana: The Samurai Sword (Osprey Weapon Series)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 1849081514 | English | 82 Pages | PDF | 5,9 MB

The Samurai sword of Japan is probably the finest edged weapon ever made. This volume by leading Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull reveals the story of how and why it achieved this distinction. Particular attention is paid to the development of the familiar curved blade from the original straight blades, the associated development of Japan's famous steel-making techniques and the challenges from contemporary warfare. Together with the technical details of forging, polishing, mounting and testing; this volume is brought to life with details of the great swordmakers themselves. Moreover, no history of the sword would be complete without a detailed examination of its use in combat, from the greatest Samurai armies to individual duels and revenge killings. Personal accounts allow the reader to discover the art of Japanese swordsmanship in the hands of masters such as Miyamoto Musashi to the unnamed Japanese warrior defending his family's honour. This lively text is perfectly complemented by artwork reconstructions of the sword in use and colour photographs of the swords in use.

Bird Boy v01 - The Sword of Mali Mani (2016)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at July 29, 2016
Bird Boy v01 - The Sword of Mali Mani (2016)

Bird Boy v01 - The Sword of Mali Mani (2016)
English | CBR | 29 pages | 86.47 MB

Bird Boy follows the story of Bali, a ten-year-old boy desperate to prove his worth to his northern tribe despite his small stature. Banned from the ceremony that would make him an adult in the eyes of his people, he takes matters into his own hands. To prove that he is capable of taking care of himself, he sets out into the forbidden forest and stumbles upon a legendary weapon. Bali fights his way across a dangerous land of gods, men, and beasts to keep the sword of Mali Mani, the savior of the sun, from the hands of the terrifying Rooks.

Learn to Texture Paint a Hand-Painted Weapon for Games  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Jan. 3, 2016
Learn to Texture Paint a Hand-Painted Weapon for Games

Learn to Texture Paint a Hand-Painted Weapon for Games
WEBRip | MP4/AVC, ~631 kb/s | 1280 x 720 | English: AAC, 72.0 kb/s (2 ch), 44.1 KHz | 694 MB
Genre: Design / 3D & Animation | Language: English | +Project Files

A look into the development process of creating a stylized sword for use in a video game environment.
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor - Roger Ford & R. G. Grant & Adrian Gilbert & Philip Parker & R. Holmes (Repost)

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor - Roger Ford & R. G. Grant & Adrian Gilbert & Philip Parker & R. Holmes
English | 2010 | 364 Pages | ISBN: 075666540X | True PDF | 123.52 MB

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. A spectacular, unprecedented visual reference to the design, function and history of arms and armor from around the world…

The Sword and The Butterfly (2014)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Dec. 9, 2014
The Sword and The Butterfly (2014)

The Sword and The Butterfly (2014)
English | CBR | 207 pages | 234.58 MB

A teenage girl has fought for the right to be the "Keeper" of the sword Excalibur. She must now face her childhood demons and return the weapon to its true king. He is England's only hope against the darkness that is coming.
The year is 1910 and the legend of Excalibur continues.

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch)  

Posted by Balisik at Oct. 8, 2014
Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch)

Ann Leckie "Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch)"
Orbit | English | October 7, 2014 | ISBN: 0316246654 | 400 pages | azw, epub, lrf, mobi | 3,1 mb

Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor. With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would a agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.
Roger Ford, R.G. Grant, A. Gilbert, Philip Parker, R. Holmes, "Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor" (repost)

Roger Ford, R.G. Grant, A. Gilbert, Philip Parker, R. Holmes, "Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor"
Publisher: DK Publishing | 2010 | ISBN: 075666540X, 0756622107 | English | True PDF | 360 pages | 57.49 Mb

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. …

PBS Nova - Secrets of the Viking Sword (2012)  

Posted by Polik88 at Dec. 31, 2012
PBS Nova - Secrets of the Viking Sword (2012)

PBS Nova - Secrets of the Viking Sword (2012)
PDTV | English | MKV (H264) 29.944 fps 1176 Kbps | 848x848 | AAC 129 Kbps 48.0 khz | 54mn 9s | 507 MB
Genre: Documentary

The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings' rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art.

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor (repost)  

Posted by interes at Aug. 31, 2012
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor (repost)

Roger Ford, R. G. Grant, A. Gilbert, Philip "Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor"
English | ISBN: 075666540X, 0756622107 | 2010 | PDF | 360 pages | 73,5 MB

For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry. A spectacular, unprecedented visual reference to the design, function and history of arms and armor from around the world.

Gideon's Sword  

Posted by robin-bobin at Feb. 23, 2011
Gideon's Sword

Gideon's Sword [Audiobook, Unabridged] by Douglas Preston
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (February 22, 2011)
ISBN: 1600249973 ; 1609415892 ; 1609415957 | Language: English | Audio CD in MP3/64Kbps | 287 MB

Gideon Crew, the hero of Preston and Child’s new novel, has a complicated backstory. As a boy, he watched as his father, who had taken a man hostage, was shot down by a sniper. Less than a decade later, he learned from his mother that his father had been used by the U.S. government as a scapegoat for a failed intelligence project. After dispatching the man responsible for his father’s murder, Gideon is offered a job with a private contractor that does hush-hush work for the government. Gideon’s mission: to intercept a Chinese scientist and relieve him of the plans for a top-secret weapon…