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British Military Bayonets from 1700 - 1945. Latham 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.

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Weresberg, Kirschbaum & Cie 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.

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Agenda Beretta. Beretta. 2003 Agenda Beretta. Beretta. 2003

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

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By the Sword: A history of Gladiators,Musketeers,Samurai, Swashbucklers & Olympic Champions 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.

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Sharpening and Knife Making. Watson 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.

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Old Sword Play. Hutton 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.

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Military Knives. A Reference Guide 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.

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A Sure Defence. Burton 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.

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The Book of the Sword. Burton 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 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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Forging Japanese Knives for Beginners. Seibeneicher-Hellwig, Rosinski. Forging Japanese Knives for Beginners. Seibeneicher-Hellwig, Rosinski.

Learn how to make two types of Japanese knives: a tanto (dagger) and a hocho (chef’s knife) following traditional techniques. With step-by-step images and clear instructions, this how-to guide covers acquiring iron ore, building and using a bloomery furnace, forging the blades, fitting the blades with handles, and sharpening the blades with water stones. The process is further detailed with images that illustrate the structure of the blade and diagrams showing the construction of each knife. In addition, a history of these legendary blades, methods for determining carbon content, and tips on caring for the completed blades are included. This is an ideal bladesmithing book for intermediate to expert level metalworkers.

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Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 3. Holter. Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 3. Holter.

Wealted Sheaths with Snap Fastener and Mexican Loop
This book shows how a welted leather sheath for a fixed blade is designed and constructed. It explains the basic principles and introduces variants executed in different ways. The reader can learn through these projects and use these techniques to create their own designs. This volume teaches a welted sheath design with both a separate Mexican loop and a snap fastener. Each step, from the first sketch to the final leather treatment, is explained comprehensibly through words and images. You will also find a template for each sheath. A general introduction to materials and tools rounds off this volume.

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Bayonets of the First World War. Bera, Aubry 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.

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The Wonder of Knifemaking. Goddard 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.

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Blade's Guide to Making Knives, Kertzman. Blade's Guide to Making Knives, Kertzman.

Learn the Secrets of Knifemaking From the Masters of the Trade With an all-star cast of renowned knifemakers, BLADE's Guide To Making Knives 2nd Edition brings you the most up-to-date, inside information available on fashioning edged implements. In this full-color, meticulously illustrated volume: * John Lewis Jensen, designer and fabricator of one-of-a-kind ornamental edged weaponry, presents a step-by-step guide to creating your own art knife in "Desk Daggers: A Limited Edition Jensen Knives Trio." * Tim Zowada, forger of damascus and smelted steel, reveals his trade secrets and methods in "Making the Using Knife." * Allen Elishewitz lends his knowledge and know-how in "Making Patterns and Using a Pantograph," for those in the design stages of fashioning fine knives. * Don Fogg, arguably one of the best sword makers on the planet, shares his expertise in "Forging Steel from Raw Materials." * Vince Evans, crafter of Scottish dirks, Viking swords, Central Asian weaponry and other exotic and historical pieces, reveals his methods for "Making and Carving a Scottish Dirk." * Rick Dunkerley, known for his mosaic-damascus masterpieces, opens his world of knowledge in "Building a Damascus Locking-Liner Folder." * Kevin Hoffman unlocks the mysteries of "Lost Wax Casting for Guards & Pommels," illustrating each and every step of this tedious yet rewarding process. It's All Here! Forging - Grinding - Heat Treating - Etching - Polishing - Sharpening Blades - Guards - Pommels - Bolsters - Handles - Sheaths Whether your interest in making knives is new or you've been crafting blades for years, BLADE's Guide to Making Knives 2nd Edition arms you with knowledge to help you reap the rewards of a fruitful and fulfilling knifemaking hobby or career.

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Collecting Case Knives. 2nd Edn. Pfeiffer 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.

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Making Full Tang Knives for Beginners. Steigerwald, Fronteddu. Making Full Tang Knives for Beginners. Steigerwald, Fronteddu.

From drawing the initial sketches of a design to etching your initials into the handle, Steigerwald and Fronteddu expertly demonstrate how to build a fixed-blade, full tang knife with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. These widely used knives are robust implements and are relatively easy to create, making this form an ideal choice for the beginning knife maker. No previous knifemaking knowledge is necessary, and the list of required tools is short: files, sandpaper, a drill, and elbow grease. All knives shown are variants of the same basic construction, but you will find many different styles of bolsters and handles, as well as advice on selecting the right steel according to the demands of a particular blade’s components. Having a small, handy knife at your side, designed and made by your own hands, will surely bring you more satisfaction than a store-bought, mass-produced pocket knife.

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Japanese Knife Sharpening with Traditional Waterstones. Dick 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.

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Knives 2017. 37th Edn. Kertzman 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."

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Sword Fighting. An Introduction to handling a Long Sword. Schmidt. 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.

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Knives 2018: The World's Greatest Knife Book. Kertzman. Knives 2018: The World's Greatest Knife Book. Kertzman.

Treasured by knife collectors, enthusiasts, knifemakers and dealers worldwide, the Knives book is presented in a proven formula of sections:

• A bank of enthralling feature articles about the latest developments, history and transformation of knives, swords and edges of all types
• A Trends photo/caption section showcasing the latest in blades, steels, styles and materials
• A State of the Art photo/caption section parading scrimshawed, engraved, jewel-inlaid, etched, carved, sculpted and forge-welded, damascus and mosaic-damascus knives
• A Factory Trends section updating readers on the newest in factory or production knives
• And a completely updated directory of custom knifemakers, their contact information, including websites and email addresses, technical information, specialties, materials, price ranges, tools, tang stamps and comments.

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Japanese Swords: Cultural Icons of a Nation. Roach 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.

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German Swords and Sword Makers. Bezdek 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.

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Sword Fighting 2. An Introduction to the Single-Handed Sword and Buckler. Schmidt. Sword Fighting 2. An Introduction to the Single-Handed Sword and Buckler. Schmidt.

In the sequel to the first volume, which introduced the long sword, Herbert Schmidt explains single-handed sword fighting techniques with a buckler, or small shield. “Single-handed sword” here refers to the sword wielded in one hand, as used throughout almost the entire Middle Ages. This book analyses historical evidence, taken mainly from the 13th-century German combat manual Manuscript I:33, or “Tower Manuscript,” the oldest and most widely trusted European sword fighting manual in existence. Find information on binds, posture, footwork, free fighting, and individual plays taken from the writings of fencing masters Hans Talhoffer, Andre Lignitzer, and Paulus Kal in this modern textbook that allows anyone interested—whether beginner or advanced—to work and improve his single-handed sword fighting skills.

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Dagger Fighting. Nimscholz, Schoetzau Dagger Fighting. Nimscholz, Schoetzau

This modern textbook provides an extensive depiction of more than 75 dagger fencing techniques according to 15th-century dagger Master Hans Talhoffer's manuscripts, among other fencing luminaries, from past and present. In the Middle Ages, dagger fighting was part of every fencer's standard repertoire—just as combat training was for swordsmen. The authors have spent years thoroughly researching the techniques and studying and interpreting the old manuscripts in order to subsequently test them in practice. Based on these historical representations—complete with striking medieval drawings—each technique is explained and illustrated in a series of action photographs. The fencing student is thus able to follow the sequence of movements that make up each technique. Valuable tips on equipment and training, plus a glossary of important terms round out this new standard work.

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Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice. Löbach Damascus Steel: Theory and Practice. Löbach

Damascus steel: centuries-old, hot-forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a man’s heart. Artisans, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of this fascinating, decorative material, which is the focus of this comprehensive book. Unravel the history and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of forging your own complex Damascus steel creations. Use the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to forge-weld your Damascus steel billets, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel. Complete with material and equipment requirements, safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts, and examples of finished works, this book offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium. Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. Includes a bonus poster, “Practical Tips for the Blacksmith.”

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The Complete Book of US Military Pocket Knives. Silvey. 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.

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Arte of Defence. An Introduction to the use of the Rapier. Wilson. 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.

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The Lockback Folding Knife: From Design to Completion. Folding. Fronteddu and Stiegerwald. 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.

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Swords of the American Civil War.  Bezdek 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.

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