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British Military Bayonets from 1700 - 1945. Latham

Second Hand Book, GC.
Dust cover has small corner tears and edge wear.
Mylar covered.;
Description: Profusely illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Appendices, glossary, index. Blue cloth, gilt. A fine copy with pictorial dust jacket. The authoritative reference work for the accurate identification of British bayonets over a period of 250 years. The author identifies and catalogues 119 bayonet types, all of which are illustrated from photographs. The appendices include marks found on bayonets; regimental markings and numbers; weight, length and details of the bayonets, etc.

Our Price: $5.00
Weresberg, Kirschbaum & Cie

Tharston Press, J. Anthony Carter, 1997
Hard cover, traditional blue cloth binding. Hundreds of illust.
Reprint of the Solingen trade catalogue of so many late 19th century swords, hangers, dirks, bayonets, blades, axes, hatchets, &c. Some were British patterns too, like the Patt. 1879 sawback & Patt. 1888 sword bayonet.

Our Price: $20.00
Agenda Beretta. Beretta. 2003

Agenda Beretta, Diary for 2003
Magnificent Daggers, Hangers Knives and Swords photographs for each week of the 2003 Calander year.

Our Price: $25.00
By the Sword: A history of Gladiators,Musketeers,Samurai, Swashbucklers & Olympic Champions

By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, &, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt & has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit & insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.

Our Price: $30.00
Sharpening and Knife Making. Watson

Sharpening techniques for numerous woodcarving tools and knives of various sizes and shapes, including pocket knives and kitchen knives. The necessary materials for proper sharpening are listed and discussed with methods for reconditioning and making new knives and tools and information on resurfacing the sharpening stones.

Our Price: $30.00
Old Sword Play. Hutton

Comprehensive, detailed instruction in the use of the two-hand sword, rapier and dagger, broadsword and buckler, rapier and cloak, and dagger and cloak, along with 59 illustrations, including diagrams and rare woodcuts, of classic fencing positions. Valuable information for scholars, sword-play enthusiasts, general readers and anyone interested in this age-old form of self-defense.

Our Price: $35.00
Military Knives. A Reference Guide

67 of the best military knife articles from KNIFE WORLD's last 20 years - a complete reference book for knives of the U.S., British, & Allied Forces, 19th century to modern day. 256 pgs.
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Sixty-seven of the best military knife articles from KNIFE WORLD's last 20 years - a complete reference book for knives of the United States, British, and Allied Forces, 19th century to modern day. Authors include Frank Trzaska, Mike Silvey, William A. Windrum, Fred Bratmon, Steve Dick, Dennis Ellingsen, Bill Karsten, Don Lawrence, Dave Murphy, Harvey Reisberg, Eugene W. Stone, Richard White, and Bill Wright.

Our Price: $40.00
A Sure Defence. Burton

Tracing the origins of the Bowie from America, this unique knife became a part of Australian folklore and history during the opening up of the west and the goldfields. The Sheffield trade figures prominently in this study and the 23 page listing of Sheffield makers and traders is invaluable.

Our Price: $45.00
The Book of the Sword. Burton

Eloquent, exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Traces sword's origin — from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar and more. Enhanced by nearly 300 excellent line drawings.

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Socket Bayonets : A History and Collector's Guide. Priest

The bayonet was originally developed in the 17th century in its early 'plug' form, probably as a hunting ancillary. From this starting point, it became a military success, helping to abolish the pike as a British Army weapon. Innovative technologies were used to allow both bayonet and musket to be used together, by adoption of a socket, and the use of this weapon in many European wars during the early eighteenth century influenced its international prestige. In the nineteenth century mass-produced, interchangeable and breech-loaded firearms appeared, but the bayonet lived on. Methods of attachment were improved, and single-shot firearms and traditional warfare tactics required its issue in most countries until the 1880s, and in Russia and Great Britain into the twentieth century. Designers at this time attempted to expand the role of the bayonet as a digging tool or sidearm, and produced unusual and decorative examples. Even during the First World War the socket bayonet was Imperial Russia's primary issue, and Austria, Germany and Finland used captured examples. The remainder of the twentieth century saw further development of the bayonet in many countries, such as Soviet Russia, Britain (miniature 'pig-sticker' and later variants), Belgium (tubular version), Switzerland ('luxury' model). Today, Britain's armed forces remain the latest exponents of the socket bayonet. In this book, Graham Priest uses clear, detailed images to guide the reader through the history of the bayonet, showing common examples and rarer versions, to provide a rounded introduction to the topic.

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Bayonets of the First World War. Bera, Aubry

This detailed, concise look at World War I bayonets presents, in color images, their development and use throughout the war. 270+ color photos; 80 pgs.
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Bayonets of all war combatants are covered: Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and the United States. The superb quality photography shows full views of bayonets and accessories, while close-up images offer a clear look at hilts, connection points, blades, and a wide variety of manufacturer's markings.

Our Price: $55.00
The Wonder of Knifemaking. Goddard

As a columnist for BLADE magazine, Wayne Goddard has been answering real questions from real knifemakers for more than twenty years. Now, find all the details in one place in this handy reference for every knifemaker, amateur or professional. Clear and precise answers on every aspect of knifemaking, from selecting steel to heat treating and finishing the blade. Tips and tricks for knifemakers of all skill levels. Completely revised and updated with more than 11 years of new answers. About the Author, Master smith Wayne Goddard is an icon in the field of knifemaking. As a full-time maker, teacher and writer, Goddard works as hard to teach knifemaking skills as he does to acquire them. His affiliation with BLADE Magazine has brought new and interesting information, tips and tricks to thousands of would-be knifemakers.

Our Price: $55.00
Allied Military Fighting Knives. and the men who made them famous. Buerlein.

Price Reduced
Normally priced at $70 but this book has a creased cover caused in shipment
Paladin is pleased to reissue this classic book in the field of military battle knives. Allied Military Fighting Knives chronicles in detail the background, development and variations of both common and unusual combat knives. It also provides firsthand accounts by and in-depth interviews with the men who used them in battle, including U.S. Marine Raiders; U.S. Army Rangers; U.S., Canadian and British airborne units; the legendary Gurkhas; the First Special Service Force; such clandestine outfits as the OSS and SOE; and even officers who served in the Shanghai Municipal Police with W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes. In addition to its focus on military-issue blades, the book devotes chapters to two of the leading private companies that provided knives to soldiers in all war zones - Ek and Randall. A must for historians and collectors alike.

Our Price: $60.00
Collecting Case Knives. 2nd Edn. Pfeiffer

An American Icon!
W.R. Case & Sons' dedication to fine quality and craftsmanship has made the company's pocket knives cherished possessions passed down through generations, and the most revered and widely collected in the world for more than a century.The only full-color price guide devoted solely to Case pocket knives, this book features nearly 1,000 photos, current values for hundreds of pocket knives from 1920 to today, and detailed information about methods for creating knives, quirks of the pattern numbering systems, tang stamps, types of blade steels, and knife shields.
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Identifying and pricing details for pocket knives most prized by collectors, including Pattern 20 Peanut, highly popular 54 Pattern Trapper, Pattern 72 Bulldog and Buffalo, and Pattern 97 Shark Tooth
A showcase of the different types of natural and synthetic handle materials used to create Case knives, including bone, Delrin, metal, pearl and imitation pearl, stag, and wood
A new section of 12 Case modern knife patterns, including the Mid-Folding Hunter and Sway Back, as well as some collaborations with famed knifemaker Tony Bose
A new section on bolsters
Vintage catalogue pages and other items
Whether a utilitarian tool to be used or an example of quality and craftsmanship handed down as family heirlooms, this historically rich guide shows why Case remains the most popular brand among knife collectors.

Our Price: $60.00
Japanese Knife Sharpening with Traditional Waterstones. Dick

This is the ultimate guide to sharpening with traditional waterstones for all owners of Japanese knives. Provided are step-by-step instructions on proper knife sharpening accompanied by over 120 colour photographs, plus black and white graphics for clarity. Details on the care for all major blade types are also provided, along with expert advice on the use of solid, abrasive materials, and steel. Important information on care for the waterstones is also provided to keep your sharpening stones useful for many years. Readers learn how to make knives sharp and obtain their very best performance. The expert, Dr. Rudolf Dick, explains special Japanese knives, helps you choose the correct sharpening stones, and provides a detailed guide for sharpening practice. A chapter on the pinnacle of sharpening, polishing Japanese swords, completes the standard work for all users and friends of Japanese knives.

Our Price: $65.00
Knives 2017. 37th Edn. Kertzman

Following trends in knives toward, lighter, faster, sleeker folders, and more user-friendly, mid-sized fixed blades and utilitarian cutters and choppers, KNIVES 2017 will feature such pieces designed for police, firemen and EMTs. Another copiously-illustrated article explains how knife enthusiasts can tweak, adjust and fine-tune their own Liner Locks on folding knives and the frame locks of "flipper folders."

Our Price: $70.00
Sword Fighting. An Introduction to handling a Long Sword. Schmidt.

A comprehensive introduction to the subject of sword fighting: Herbert Schmidt explains the fundamentals of fighting with the long sword, the guards, cuts and Master Cuts, as well as advanced techniques and tactics for practical fighting. These also include wrestling at the sword. Typical combat sequences, equipment tips, cutting tests, training and free fighting, plus an extensive glossary round out this new standard work. Its modern approach and numerous photos make this book a valuable textbook and reference work.

Our Price: $70.00
Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation. Roach

Author Colin M. Roach collaborated with top-level artisans, historians, & martial arts experts to create a unique, in-depth study of these magnificent weapons from a historical, iconographical, & technological perspective. In addition to a foreword by seventh degree iaido black belt Nicklaus Suino & a sidebar by Mukansa-level polisher Abe Kazunori, Japanese Swordsincludes rare looks into the world of Mukansa-level swordsmiths Kawachi Kunihira & Gassan Sadatoshi. Complemented by hundreds of stunning high-resolution photos & a DVD,Japanese Swords is a must-have addition to any Japanophile's library.

Our Price: $75.00
German Swords and Sword Makers. Bezdek

German swordsmiths have always been famous for their production of high-quality swords, making the swords themselves highly sought by collectors. Equally important to the knowledgeable collector are the histories of the men who designed, manufactured and sold these prized weapons. German Swords and Sword Makers presents the most information ever published on German sword and edged weapon makers from the Middle Ages to the present. It includes photos and illustrations of swords from Prussia, Bavaria, Wurttemberg, Saxony and Austria; more than 300 illustrations of German sword maker blade marks spanning five centuries; rare sketches and photos of German sword makers and their factories; a listing of German sword makers who exported swords to Union and Confederate dealers during the American Civil War; identification of sword and edged-weapon suppliers to Nazi Germany; and much more.

Our Price: $75.00
The Complete Book of US Military Pocket Knives. Silvey.

This book is a color celebration of the pocket knives of the United States military, and features both U.S. and foreign-made models. It is a historical chronology beginning with the first folders of the early 1800s and ending with the high-tech knives of the twenty-first century. There are nearly 400 color photographs showing hundreds of different issue pocket knives—single-blade, multi-blade, and multi-tool—including many that have never been shown in a publication before. Clear, up-close images present manufacturers’ marks in great detail. This is a book that will be opened time and again just for the pleasure of viewing. It is a book that has something for the beginner as well as the advanced collector and others interested in the cutlery history of the United States military.

Our Price: $80.00
Arte of Defence. An Introduction to the use of the Rapier. Wilson.

No sword and no historical style of swordsmanship is as romanticized as is the rapier of the Italian Renaissance. From the quarrels, brawls and duels of Shakespeare to the raucous abandon of the Three Muskateers, the rapier has long been associated with swashbuckling elegance and rugged excitement.Today, thousands of fencers, stage combatants, martial artists and reenactors are exploring the world of historical technique as recorded by the famous fencing masters of Italy. At Renaissance Faires all across the world tens of thousands carry a rapier at their hip, thuogh few have been able to explore its use. William Wilson, the renowned founder of the Tattershall Schoool of Defence beings the Italian rapier to vivid life with clear, easy-to-understand text and more than 200 photographs. He successfully dispels many common miconceptions about the weapon, discussing its history, purpose and fundamentals of use. For the first time techniques of the most famous Italian masters such as Capo Ferro, Salvatore Fabris, and Camillo Agrippa are distilled into lessons, drills and principles simple enough for a beginner to follow.

Our Price: $80.00
The Lockback Folding Knife: From Design to Completion. Folding. Fronteddu and Stiegerwald.

Create your own folding knife with back-lock design. The fit, combination, and variety of shapes of each knife are always a new challenge and presented here in clear, easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions with 236 color images.

Our Price: $80.00
Swords of the American Civil War. Bezdek

Many books have explored in depth the firearms, uniforms and paraphernalia carried by combatants in the American Civil War, but the swords carried by Union and Confederate enlisted men and officers have never been completely examined in print - until now.Swords of the American Civil War is a complete photographic survey of all the swords - Union and Confederate - used in the Civil War. It contains more than 700 magnificent photographs showing every type and style of sword, including more than 300 Union and Confederate regulation swords, 45 swords presented to Union and Confederate generals, 40 Union and Confederate presentation-grade swords, 60 Union and Confederate swords engraved with the owners' names, and 150 Union and Confederate identified presentation swords along with the presentee's Civil War records.

A fantastic chapter on the Civil War activities of Gen. George Armstrong Custer includes more than 30 never-before-published photos of Custer's presentation sword, dress uniform and personal equipment captured by Confederate cavalry at the Battle of Trevilian Station. The appendix provides additional little-known details on the fate of Custer's personal effects. This book is an essential reference for all collectors, historians, researchers and students.

Our Price: $85.00
Arms of the Paladins. Pinchot.

The Richard R. Wagner Jr. Collection of Fine Eastern Weapons
Oliver S. Pinchot
Richard Wagner began collecting in the 1970s, at which time there were a great many more examples on the market than there are now, in the second decade of the 21st century. It should not, however, be assumed that pieces of the quality found within these covers were simply lying about in antique shops and at gun shows — any collector who was active at that time will emphatically confirm that they were not. Yet perseverance and an unfailing eye for rich embellishment served Richard well. Keep only the best, became his credo. And he did!

Our Price: $90.00
The Sword: Myth & Reality: Technology, History, Fighting, Forging, Movie Swords. Laible

The history, manufacture, and ancient and modern uses of swords in Europe from the 5th century to today can be found here in one convenient source. Learn sword nomenclature and classification, discover sword physics secrets, and compare the history of swordsmanship in Europe to that of Japan. Practical information on different sword types, including those used by Vikings and Samurai, broadens the reader’s understanding of the technical diversity of and relationships between swords from different eras and cultures. Readers can also learn how to tell authentic swords apart from fantasy swords, or “sword-like objects” (SLO), which are commonly used in movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Also, follow the manufacturing process, from welding to pommel construction, and read about historical replicas. Join the authors and countless other featured sword masters and experts on a fact-based and fun-filled adventure from the Middle Ages to modern Europe.

Our Price: $95.00
Sword and Sword Makers of the War of 1812. Bezdek.

Swords of the War of 1812 era are highly collectable and extremely valuable today. This fascinating book is filled with little-known historical data about the men, companies and government arsenals that made, sold, stockpiled and issued swords during this often overlooked period in American armaments production.

Our Price: $100.00
Sword and Sword Makers of England and Scotland. Bezdek.

Over the course of 25 years, Richard H. Bezdek has gathered an enormous amount of historical information on the swords and sword makers of England and Scotland. This monumental book, the largest ever published on the topic, is the culmination of his research. Among the tremendous amount of material of use to collectors and historians is detailed information, much of it never-before-published, on:

  • English sword makers from the 14th century and Scottish makers from the 16th century all the way through the renowned Wilkinson Sword Company and other major sword manufacturers of today
  • The important early English sword- and blade-making communities of Hounslow Heath and Shotley Bridge, and the influential Cutlers Company of London
  • Early armorers who made swords
  • The many types of craftsmen associated with sword production, including hilt, blade and scabbard makers and decorators; and goldsmiths and silversmiths who decorated, mounted, assembled and sold swords
  • Cutlers, merchants, outfitters and exporters who sold swords, including those who exported swords to the United States

The book concludes with dozens of beautiful illustrations of hilt designs taken directly from famed sword hilt maker Matthew Boulton's 18th-century pattern book and more than 450 spectacular photographs of English and Scottish swords of every type and era from some of the world's major collections.

Our Price: $105.00
Civil War Army Swords. Thillmann

CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS; A Study of US Army Swords from 1832 through 1865

John H. Thillmann
Covers all swords carried by officers or enlisted men in the United States army from the 1830s until the end of the Civil War. Hundreds of handy tables list measurements and features you need to know. Identify fakes and rebuilds before you make that costly mistake! Over 2,000 detailed photographs show you the correct markings, blade etchings, grip wrappings and other small details usually left out of the pictures in sword books! Every single known manufacturer and every sword type is covered.
When combined with the author's first book, Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, this amazing reference guide completes the story of United States swords from the period of about 1830 through the end of the United States Civil War. Includes all sword types, whether for enlisted men or officers. Also includes the best coverage of American presentation swords ever to appear in print.
Over 2,000 photographs!
A Selection of the Swords Covered:
· 1832 Enlisted Foot Artillery Sword
· 1832 Enlisted NCO Sword
· Model 1834 Officers' Sword
· Model 1834 Engineer Officers' Sword
· Model 1834 Topographical Engineer Officers' Sword
· Model 1834 Medical Staff Officers' Sword
· Model 1834 Pay Department Officers' Sword
· Model 1839 Topographical Engineers' Sword
· U.S. Military Academy Model 1839 Cadet Sword
· Model 1840 Foot Officers' Sword
· Model 1840 Staff Officers' Sword
· Model 1840 Engineer Officers' Sword
· Model 1840 Medical Staff Officers' Sword
· Model 1840 Pay Department Officers' Sword
· Model 1840 Ordnance Storekeepers' Service Sword
· Model 1840 Non-Commissioned Officers' and Musicians' Swords
· Model 1841, 1847, 1851 & 1861 General Officers' Swords
· Model 1850 Foot Officers' Sword
· Model 1850 Staff & Field Officers' Sword
· Non-Regulation U.S. Officers' Swords of the 1850s and 1860s Based Upon British and French Patterns
· Model 1860 Staff Officers' Sword
· High-Grade Swords for Officers from the 1830s through the 1860s
· Militia Enlisted NCO and Staff
Officers' Swords, 1830 to 1865

Our Price: $120.00
Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife stands symbolic for daring secret operations that Britain ran during World War II. This book provides an insight in the development of 20th century’s most influential military fighting knife & its historical background. Also the biographical background of its inventors, William Ewart Fairbairn & Eric Anthony Sykes, is embedded in this story & unburdened of all the myths & legends that have been woven around these two innovative men. It covers not only the basic variations of the F-S knife but also numerous other examples the collector may encounter. The problematic topic of fakes is discussed as well as the question as to how to narrow the focus of one’s collection. Thus, prospective buyers of Fairbairn-Sykes knives will find this book a useful guide through the jungle of variants & fakes.

Our Price: $120.00
Officer Swords of the German Navy 1806-1945. Stefanski.

Finally, a thorough work on the swords worn by German naval officers and non-commissioned officers from 1806-1945. The authors, both experienced collectors, have extensively researched in archives and numerous public and private collections. Thus they can, among other things, correct statements about the legendary ÒFŸrstenberg SwordsÓ, add new information on the various types, and also provide a list of the wearers of honorary swords from the days of the Imperial Navy, the Reichs- and Kriegsmarine. This impressive book includes more than 250 images showing the weapons and their wearers.

Our Price: $120.00