you may get some use from the sword and fists then, basically as soon as you clean sweep PoTD and get all the gear you will have better options in most if not all weapon categories the book offers. The gauntlets are really good though. I would make 1 of each for the sake of completion and like i said the sword may have some use for ya.
Oh and i forgot, the medusa shield is the best in the game i believe. So that is worth making but odds are you wont have the materials for awhile. The head drops on floor 101 and the other piece deep in san bronsa