Weresberg, Kirschbaum & Cie
WEYERSBERG, 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.
Knives and Daggers. Factor.
A Guide for Collectors, with terminology, identification and classification, and a survey of construction, function and development.
Knife & Tomahawk Throwing: The Art of the Experts. McEvoy.
"Knife & Tomahawk Throwing helps keep alive these traditional arts of the old West. In these pages, you will learn about the fundamentals of the sport and gain insight into some of the greatest professional knife throwers–the men who paved the way for the modern day thrower." — Bobby Branton, President of the American Knife Thrower's Alliance (AKTA)
Harry McEvoy, the foremost expert in the field of tomahawk and knife throwing and best-selling author of Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide, provides us with an exciting, in-depth look at the popular sport of weapon throwing.
Meet the men who throw flaming knives at lovely ladies on a spinning target—and not scorch a hair; learn about the legendary "Skeeter" Vaughan, whose record-breaking throw saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. servicemen during World War II; and witness the courage of Tony Cascarella, who brought down a 275-pound wild boar with only three Bowie-Axe throwing knives.
In addition, this book will clearly show you the skills involved in knife and tomahawk throwing—skills all the professionals first mastered before attempting the daring feats required when performing the "impalement arts." Also presented is an interesting history of throwing-knives, from the earliest times, through the development of the European daggers, and up to the knives used during the Vietnam War. Furthermore, you'll learn about many of the other throwing weapons of the world, including the martial arts weapons used by the Japanese ninja, and the deadly boomerangs of the Australian aborigines.
Concisely written and illustrated with more than 50 photographs—including many of the "greats" in action—Knife and Tomahawk Throwing is a must for anyone interested in these fascinating sports.
The Fine Points of Knife Throwing
How to Build Targets
Evolution of the Throwing Knife
The Art of the Professionals
The Saga of Skeeter Vaughn
The Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" Boar
The Other Throwing Instruments
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.
The Collector's Pictorial Book of Bayonets. Stephens.
One of the earliest works published on the bayonet. Stephens created a collecting buzz with his early work on bayonets, something thought of at that time as an accessory stuck on the end of the valuable rifle only. As bayonet collecting came into it's own Stephens was an early supporter of this. This is a book that all the later volumes written were based around.
Swords, Spears and Maces. Wills..
Discover the history and development of weaponry through the ages with The Illustrated History of Weapons series.
These comprehensive visual reference books explore the craftsmanship and progression of weaponry and cover the many important conflicts and historical events that have shaped the world we live in.
These titles feature stunning photography, fascinating biographical information and detailed insight into the technology and tactics of the battlefield, and cover the evolution of early knives and swords through to the pistols and rifles of modern times.
Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865. Wolfe.
The particular needs of naval close-quarter combat produced distinctive versions of axes, pikes and cutlasses (not to mention the great variety of officers' fighting, presentation and dress swords) and this book surveys in full detail the whole gamut of such weapons as used in the Royal Navy and the new naval service of the United States. It concentrates on development from the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775 to the end of the US Civil War in 1865, the apogee and decline of fighting sail, revealing how British weapons were initially a major source of inspiration for the American navy, an influence which eventually declined as the United States developed its own arms industry. Using surviving examples, artifacts recovered by archaeology, and documentary sources, the book devotes individual chapters to shipboard axes, pikes and other polearms,
The Scottish Dirk. James Foreman
In Patrick Tougher’s 56 years of collecting swords and dirks, he hasn’t found a better book than The Scottish Dirk by James Foreman on the history of Scottish dirks.
This reference book gives an in depth history of Scottish dirks, from the 16th century up to present day. The book covers extensive history and many, many pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swords and Hilt Weapons. Coe, Harris, North, La Rocca, Spring....
Secondhand, VGC, some scuffing to dustjacket.
A guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from the Bronze Age to World War II. On the basis of technical excellence and cultural significance, emphasis is given to European, Islamic and Japanese weapons. It also covers those of Africa, Mesoamerica, China, Central Asia and Indonesia.
Bowie Knives. Robert Abels.
This is the most desirable of Robert Abels' pamphlets featuring all types of Bowie knives. Well illustrated with over 80 of the finest examples shown, along with with brief but authoritative descriptions. The inside cover lists Bowie knife makers by origin, with 13 American companies and 36 English makers.
Allied Bayonets of World War II. Carter.
Secondhand, small tear to dust jacket, mylar covered.
Bayonets of U.K., U.S.&U.S.S.R., India & Australia, France, Belgium & Netherlands, Denmark&Norway, Poland&Greece.
Hermann Hstorica Dagger and Knife Auction Catalogue.
German Text, excellent reference
Daggers and knives from the Far East. Hermann Historica Munich 1985. 133 different daggers and knives from Far Eastern countries from approx. 1000 AC to the 19th century. 72 pages, 2 color plates, numerous black and white photos, descriptions and history of development.
How to make Folding Knives. Lake.
Follow easy instructions on how to make a folding knife. Includes safety tips, suppliers lists, and answers many questions from three top custom makers.