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About this project

This project came about from my desire to share with the world the beauty and the sophistication of historical Persian firearms, and my respect for the skill of the craftsmen who made and decorated them, the ingenuity of the engineers who designed them, and the bravery of the people who used them.

Like my previous book, Arms and Armour from Iran, the aim of Persian Fire and Steel is to give the reader a view of these artefacts not only as instruments of war, but also as objects of art and great beauty. 

 This book is the result of several years of research and translation in several collections and archives in different countries. It is my hope that lovers of art, history, and weaponry all find in it something that speaks to them.

The book

With over four hundred pages and hundreds of high quality photographs and illustrations describing over , Persian Fire and Steel represents one of the most comprehensive insights into the world of historical Persian firearms ever written. 

 Ranging from small arms to artillery, it covers everything on the subject from their manufacture to their deployment in battle as described in contemporary treatises. Many of these texts are included in this book, where they have been translated to English for the first time.

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What do you get?

You can choose one of the rewards on the right when you back this project; if the project is funded successfully, the rewards will be shipped once Persian Fire and Steel has been printed. Remember that if the project is not completely funded, you will keep all of your money but no books will be sent.

Pledge level 1: The Book

Minimum pledge: €100 + shipping

Pledge level 1: The Book
Pledge level 1: The Book

Backing the first pledge level means that you receive a copy of the first edition of the book when it is printed.

Pledge level 2: The Signed Book

Minimum pledge: €120 + shipping

Pledge level 2: The Signed Book
Pledge level 2: The Signed Book

Backing the second pledge level means that you receive a copy of the book when it is printed. Additionally, your copy of the book will be signed with a personal dedication.

Pledge level 3: Fire and Steel!
Minimum pledge: €220 + shipping

Pledge level 3: Fire and Steel!
Pledge level 3: Fire and Steel!

You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed; additionally, you will also receive a copy of "Arms and Armour from Iran". 

Pledge level 4: The Persian Arms Collection
Minimum pledge: €320 + shipping

Pledge level 4: The Persian Arms Collection
Pledge level 4: The Persian Arms Collection

You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed; additionally, you will also receive a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran" and "Lexicon of Arms and Armour from Iran"

Pledge level 5: A Full Library
Minimum pledge: €420 + shipping

Pledge level 5: A Full Library
Pledge level 5: A Full Library

You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed; additionally, you will also receive a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armour from Iran" and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship".
  

Pledge level 6: Patron Pledge - Limited to 10 backers
Minimum pledge: €1000 + shipping

Pledge level 6: Patron Pledge
Pledge level 6: Patron Pledge

You will receive a signed copy of the book when it is printed. You will also receive a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armour from Iran" and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship". In addition, we will also print our thanks to you and a special dedication for you in each and every copy of Persian Fire and Steel!

Risks and challenges

All the research and writing for this book has already been completed, as has the page setting - all that is left is to publish it! As such, there is very little risk in this campaign - as long as the funding is secured, it will be published.

Publishing the book will take up to a few months, but as long as there are no unexpected delays in the process, I am confident that the book will ship within two months of the completion of the campaign. Having already worked with this publisher on my previous books, I have high hopes that the process will go smoothly. I will be posting updates to this campaign to let you know about the progress and any delays.

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    Signed Book

    A copy of Persian Fire and Steel, signed with a personal dedication.

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    Fire and Steel!

    A signed copy of "Persian Fire and Steel" with a personal dedication, and a copy of "Arms and Armour from Iran".

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    The Persian Arms Collection

    A signed copy of "Persian Fire and Steel" with a personal dedication, and a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran" and "Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran".

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    A Full Library

    A signed copy of "Persian Fire and Steel" with a personal dedication, and a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran", and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship".

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    Patron Pledge

    A signed copy of "Persian Fire and Steel" with a personal dedication, and a copy each of "Arms and Armour from Iran", "Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran", and "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship".

    In addition, we will also print our thanks to you and a special dedication for you in each and every copy of Persian Fire and Steel!

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