The Sword. Form and Thought

„The Sword. Form and Thought“, Woodbridge 2019.

„The Sword – Form and Thought“ was the name of an exhibition held at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum (German Blade Museum) in Solingen from 26th September 2015 until 28th February 2016, and is also the title of the accompanying catalogue.
An international interdisciplinary conference of the same name was organised by the museum on 19th and 20th November 2015, and to make confusion perfect another book of the same title has now been published: „The Sword. Form and Thought“ is a collection of articles based on papers presented at said conference, edited by the organisers Lisa Deutscher, Mirjam Kaiser, and Sixt Wetzler.
The contributions cover a wide range of topics, from production, symbolical meaning, and practical use, to modern day classification of „the most iconic of weapons“, written by international experts from very diverse professional backgrounds: Archaeologist, historian, linguist, swordsmith, restorator, and others.