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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.

Our Price: $20.00
Knives and Daggers. Factor. Knives and Daggers. Factor.

A Guide for Collectors, with terminology, identification and classification, and a survey of construction, function and development.

Our Price: $25.00
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.

Our Price: $30.00
Knife & Tomahawk Throwing: The Art of the Experts. McEvoy. 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.
Chapters include:
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
Tomahawk Throwing
The Hunt of the "Hog Heaven" Boar
The Other Throwing Instruments

Our Price: $30.00
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.

Our Price: $35.00
The Collector's Pictorial Book of Bayonets. Stephens. The Collector's Pictorial Book of Bayonets. Stephens.

Secondhand, GC.
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.

Our Price: $35.00
Sword Collecting for Amateurs. Henderson. Sword Collecting for Amateurs. Henderson.

Secondhand VG Cond.
Plastic covered.

Our Price: $35.00
Swords, Spears and Maces. Wills.. 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.

Our Price: $35.00
Naval Edged Weapons: In the Age of Fighting Sail 1775-1865. Wolfe. 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,

Our Price: $35.00
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.

Our Price: $40.00
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.

Our Price: $45.00
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.

Our Price: $45.00
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.

Our Price: $45.00
Reichswehr and Wehrmacht Bayonets 1920-1945. Welser Reichswehr and Wehrmacht Bayonets 1920-1945. Welser

Handy, informative reference book on post WWI German bayonets. Well illustrated with photos and detailed drawings. Lots of info on maker’s codes and unit markings.

Our Price: $45.00
Pocket Knives of the United States Military. Silvey Pocket Knives of the United States Military. Silvey

Pocket Knives of the United States Military

Our Price: $45.00
Swords and Hilt Weapons. Coe, Harris, North, La Rocca, Spring.... 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.

Our Price: $45.00
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.

Our Price: $50.00
Socket Bayonets of the Great Powers. Shuey Socket Bayonets of the Great Powers. Shuey

Socket Bayonets of the Great Powers is a heavily-illustrated collector's guide to socket or angular bayonets that highlights variations & features to aid the collector in fast, easy identification.

Countries covered are the United States, Austria, Belgium, Britain (and the East India Co.), Denmark, France, Germany & Prussia, Italy, Holland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Toys, reproductions & fakes also are covered, as are socket bayonets as non-weapons.

Our Price: $55.00
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.

Our Price: $55.00
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.

Our Price: $55.00
Guide to Knife & Axe Throwing. Fuhrer Guide to Knife & Axe Throwing. Fuhrer

Knife and axe throwing are becoming increasingly popular athletic disciplines. Dieter, a successful competitive thrower and your personal guide, is an expert in a wide range of throwing methods, and offers plenty of tips from his own experience. The former decorated paratrooper and school teacher has engaged since youth with knives and knife throwing. Now, you will learn everything you need to know about throwing all forms of projectiles, from deceptively simple steel knives to hatchets and tomahawks. Also included is rare information on making suitable targets, selecting the correct devices, tossing from all distances and positions, as well as knife- and axe-throwing history. Based on the knowledge of several distinguished throwers from around the world, this book is perfect for rookies and those who prefer to learn on their own.

Our Price: $55.00
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.

Our Price: $55.00
Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins Goins' Encyclopedia Of Cutlery Markings. Goins

Secondhand, VG Cond, mylar covered with some mylar lifting on the rear cover.

Goins' Encyclopedia, is one of the most talked about books in recent memory. Since the first Encyclopedia became required reading for all cutlery collectors 12 years ago, John and Charlotte Goins have been deluged with ever more questions, queries, and bits of information on old firms and markings. Increasingly, collectors have wondered if and when there might be an update to that knife collector's "bible." Friends, the answer is yes, and that day is finally here. For those of you unfamiliar with the "Goins Book," Goins' Encyclopedia contains summaries of the known history behind practically every marking found on antique cutlery. There are literally thousands of cutlery manufacturers, importers, dealers, hardware firms, barber supply companies, and the like included in its scope. When it comes to historical information on the brands of old knives, razors, or anything else that goes 'cut,' Goins' Encyclopedia is far and away the best single resource.

Our Price: $55.00
The Best of Knife World. Vol 3 The Best of Knife World. Vol 3

A Collection of selected articles about Knives, Reprinted from Monthly Issues of Knife World. Volume 3

Our Price: $55.00
Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners. Siebeneicher-Hellwig, Rosinski. Forging Damascus Steel Knives for Beginners. Siebeneicher-Hellwig, Rosinski.

The art of forging multiple layers of steel together into beautiful, strong, and sharp Damascus steel blades started millenia ago. Now, with this guide, novice blacksmiths and bladesmiths have a practical and budget-conscious approach to forging their own Damascus steel knives. Starting with the basics, this practical guide shows how easy it can be to build a simple Damascus-grade forge; forge Damascus steel into different patterns; and forge a blade into shape, harden it, and turn it into a finished knife. Sketches, step-by-step instructions, and tools and materials lists help you prepare and work through the project methodically and safely. Complete with tips for sharpening Damascus steel blades and insights on the metallurgy behind this special steel, this guide is ideal for the metalworking hobbyist.

Our Price: $55.00
Knifemaking for Beginners. Steigerwald, Burmester, Knifemaking for Beginners. Steigerwald, Burmester,

The best way to start in knifemaking is usually to make a fixed-blade knife, and this photo-rich guide with carefully detailed instructions offers a full tang knife and a hidden tang knife. Make each of these two projects by following the individual construction principles here, and learn all phases of the knifemaking process. A few simple tools and a suitable workplace are all you need; materials are inexpensive. In their decades of teaching, the authors have often heard "I've never worked with metal before" and offer quick ways to understand the basics. Enjoy clear answers to the questions they often hear from their beginning students, such as "Is the steel hard yet?" or "What kind of wood works best for the handle?" With this complete guide, there is nothing standing in the way of you starting your knifemaking hobby. AUTHORS: Stefan Steigerwald is one of the most prominent knifemakers in Germany. Dirk Burmester is a professional translator of technical info. For many years he has been on the quest for "the" knife.

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Bayonet, An Evolution and History Evans, Stephens. Bayonet, An Evolution and History Evans, Stephens.

Deals with the history of the bayonet from the plug bayonets of the seventeenth century, socket bayonets, the sword bayonets of the nineteenth century, bayonets in the two World Wars, spike bayonets and more.

Our Price: $55.00
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.
You'll also enjoy:
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
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.

Our Price: $60.00
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.

Our Price: $65.00