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Old 10th February 2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hi all!

How knows these books?

Weapons of Malaysia: Malayan Swords, Kris, Kampilan, Kalis, Panabas, Barong, Dahong Palay, Gunong, Taming Sari, Klewang, Mandau, Kujang

and


Southeast Asian Swords: Kris, Kampilan, Dahong Palay, Dha, Sword of Victory, Cane Knife, Golok, Klewang, Balisword, Pinuti, Punyal, Kujang

I'd like to buy these two books but really I don't know if they are worthy....
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Old 11th February 2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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The second book is published by Hephaestus Books. They aggregate information from the internet, primarily wikipedia, and republish it under creative commons. My advice would be to save your money in this case and just google to names of weapons in which you have an interest.
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Old 12th February 2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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DaveA:

I googled Haphaestus books and found a bunch of entries with words scam, ripoff etc.
Maybe, we are not talking about the same book/publisher? What is the name or ISBN of the book you are referring to?

Thanks.
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Old 12th February 2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Thank you DaveA!

Ariel here are the ISBN of these books:

(the fist one)
ISBN-10: 1158011423
ISBN-13: 978-1158011421

(the second one)
ISBN-10: 1157180248
ISBN-13: 978-1157180241
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Old 12th February 2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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I use ISBNs, thru Bookfinder, but there are no names.
Can you please give titles and authors?
Thanks.
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Old 12th February 2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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Titles are:

Weapons of Malaysia: Malayan Swords, Kris, Kampilan, Kalis, Panabas, Barong, Dahong Palay, Gunong, Taming Sari, Klewang, Mandau, Kujang

and

Southeast Asian Swords: Kris, Kampilan, Dahong Palay, Dha, Sword of Victory, Cane Knife, Golok, Klewang, Balisword, Pinuti, Punyal, Kujang

There aren't autors but the editor is LLC Books. I have found these title on amazon
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Old 12th February 2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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From what i can tell both of these books are complied basically from Wikipedia and other on-line sources. My advice would be save your money...
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Old 12th February 2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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Quote:
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My advice would be save your money...


Yep! I will do
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Old 12th February 2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Thanks Flavio and David!
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