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SAMURAI ARMOUR: VOLUME 1, THE JAPANESE CUIRASS. Trevor Absolon. Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2016. 384 pp. ISBN 9781472807960 In English.
Due date: January 2017. Publisher's description: A beautiful meditation on the intricate armour of the famous samurai warriors, this is a must-have for even the most well-versed armour enthusiasts. For beauty, precision, and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai -- the consummate warrior -- his suit of armour was so much more than just protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle. It was the embodiment of his personality, his social status, and his very soul. Within these pages, an unparalleled expert in the field traces the history of a craft that dominated the lives of all those it touched, drawing on over twenty years of research and technical work to develop a complete study of all aspects of samurai armour construction. A detailed technical exploration of the many different physical aspects of the armour, it is also a meditation on a process that was, and still is, nothing short of an art form.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175657
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