Welcome to the “Inside Gun Digest Books” blog. My name is Corrina Peterson, and I manage book acquisitions and production at Gun Digest Books, the leading publisher of books covering everything there is to write about guns, ammo and knives. Check here often for the inside scoop about the books we publish and the authors that write them.
One recent project brought us face to face with the handiwork of some of the finest sword makers in the world. Before acting as project editor for Spirit of the Sword, I'd never actually seen a sword up close, and certainly never held one. When shooting the cover image for the book, I had the privilege of handling several of the swords. Now I understand why collectors and enthusiasts are so affected by the “spirit of the sword.”
The photography in this book is spectacular, and the stories offer something for everyone who is interested in any aspect of swords: history, different styles from around the world, even sword making. I especially enjoyed the chapter on swords in movies over the years. Even the directory of sword makers in the back of the book is a stunning showcase of the work of contemporary craftsmen/women. Definitely a 5-star book. Get your copy at the Gun Digest book store.
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