Jochen Amme


From the Early Period until around 1600

300 pages
24 x 32 cm, 165 colour plates. Clouth-bound with dust jacket.

This book is out of print.

ISBN 978-3-89790-254-1 Category:


In 2002 Arnoldsche published the volume HISTORIC CUTLERY. Changing Shapes from the Paleolithic to Modern Times, the first compilation of the renowned Amme Collection. In 2007 the comprehensive supplementary volume HISTORIC CUTLERY II. Supplement to Amme 2002 followed. This publication completes the series: HISTORIC CUTLERY III – From the Early Period until around 1600.

Using a synoptic and fundamentally new concept of presentation, the author provides a fascinating overview over his entire collection. The astounding diversity of forms, especially of knives from the Late Middle Ages, is presented in this overview for the first time in an impressive and artistic arrangement, with full-page colour plates. The Hamburg photographer Helge Mundt succeeded in taking brilliant photos, showing the objects in their full splendour.

This publication is divided into four chapters:
I Stone Age, Metal Ages, Roman Empire
II Early and High Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages
III Early Modern Age
IV Appendix: new acquisitions in the 17th/18th and 20th/21st centuries

Chapter II (Early and High Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages) is without doubt the weightiest section of the book, with its three subchapters and a total of 208 objects.

In this volume, as already demonstrated in his publications in 2002 and 2007, the author Jochen Amme shows his impressive ability to structure the collection and to present it alongside impressive photographs. In his compilation of the objects he proves once again his comprehensive knowledge at the highest scientific level.


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