Swords and Knives

Swords and Knives

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1 Bayonet Fighting (The Combat Bookshelf)
Cornville, Arizona Desert Publications 1978 Soft Cover Very Good 
Hard to find book in nice clean, solid condition. Red cover with black printing to face. Measures 4" across and 7" high and has 76 pages. No names or writing, no creasing. Only fault is light toning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Chapters disscuss uses of the bayonet, principles of bayonet fighting, positions and movements, group assault tactics and advice to instructors. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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German Swords and Sword Makers: Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries, Bezdek, Richard H.
2 Bezdek, Richard H. German Swords and Sword Makers: Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries
U.S.A. Paladin Press 2000 1581600577 / 9781581600575 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp book whcih presetns as new. No defect if note and justjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Measures 8-1.2" x 11-1/2" with 235 pristone pages. Illustrated with both photopgraphs and drawings. Text is liewise ample, the results of a decade's research from Prussia, Bavaria, Wurttemberg, Saxony and Austria. Also includes a List of German sword makers who exported to both Union and Confederate dealers during the Civil War. plus in on marks 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Travels For Daggers; Adventures in Collecting, Cook, Eiler R.
3 Cook, Eiler R. Travels For Daggers; Adventures in Collecting
Hendersonville, North Carolina, U.S.A. Historic Edged Weaponry 2004 0972185437 / 9780972185431 Hard Cover NEW NEW 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar. Illustrated profusely with black andf white photos. Handsome map endpapers in blue and white. As a diplomatic courrier, Foreign Service Officer, and Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, the author traveled the world, and while doing so, amassed a large and varied collection of edged weapons which he shares here along with anecdotes, historym and solid information from a lifetime of studying edged weapons. 273 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Satsuma Spirits, Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo
4 Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo Satsuma Spirits
Unknown Place Society of Satsuma Samurai Spirits 2010 Reprint Hard Cover New New 
Crisp, clean brand NEW book.The bound-in ribbon bookmark has not been touched and there are no faults to book either inside or out. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Text is in both English and Japanese with English presernted first, followed by Japanese. At the back of the book there are several color photographs. " and has 134 pages for each . Books contains two major works of the Way of the Samurai -- The Instructions of Saigo Takamori and The Iroha Verses of Shimazu Jissinko. Book measures 4-1/2" x 7-1/2. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Pictorial Price Guide Romance of Collecting Cattaraugus, Robeson, Russell, Queen Knives., Ferguson, Mrs. Dewey P. (Lavonia)
5 Ferguson, Mrs. Dewey P. (Lavonia) Pictorial Price Guide Romance of Collecting Cattaraugus, Robeson, Russell, Queen Knives.
USA Self-published 1978 Presumed First Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean, tightly bound book showing just a small shadow at top front corner of cover from an old price sticker. Otheriwse pristine inside and out with no names or writing. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 220 pages. Book is heavily illustrared with very sharp images, plus descriptions of each item. The companies chosen here are Cattaraugus, Robeson, Russell and Queen. Information for each brand includes introduction and history; handle material, pattern numbers, and stamping system; and price guide. OTHER KNIFE GUIDES by this author available. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata), Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron
6 Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata)
England Self-published 1985 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice clean booklet witth no names or writing. It's not too often see, but desirable to collectors of Japanese blades. This is a labor of love by the two authors who describe each item pictured and translate the Japanese characters decorating each blade. Booklet measures 6" x 8-1/2" and has 144 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice, Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger
7 Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice
U.S.A. Weatherhill 1983 0834801469 / 9780834801462 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book is very clean and attractive with no wear to boards, no price clip. and no tears or chips to dustjacket which is protected by brand new mylar cover. Pristine pages, tightly bound, and with no names or writing. Only faults are fading to spine from sun which changed it from orange to yellow and tiny creases to top edge of jacket's spine. Book measures 7-1/2" x 10-1/4" and has 196 pages including index. Book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and drawings. yext is divided into two parts: the Sword in Japanese History and Iai-do: The Way of the Sword. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor  from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grancsay, Stephen V.
8 Grancsay, Stephen V. Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Museum 1953 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very handsome and clean art catalogue published to accompany an exhibit held Janury 15-March 18, 1953 at the Los Angeles County Museum. 144 items are meticulously described by Grancsay who then was Curator of Arms and Armour for the Metropolitan Museum. He is also the author of American Engraved Powder Horns; A Study Based on the J.H. Grenville Gilbert Collection. Crisp black and white photographs of the items are at the back of book and include suits of armor, blades, firearms, crossbows, powder flasks and more. Meaures 7-1/2"x10". THREE like copies available. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Hanson, James A. Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook
Crawford, Nebraska The Fur Press 1994 No Edition Stated, Likely First Soft Cover Fine Oblong 
Crisp, clean book, very well kept. A hard-to-find title which offers the reader full description and detailed drawings of all types of knives used during the fur trade era. Wonderful resource for the reenactor. 48 pages. Measures 8-1.2" high and 11" across. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich  (Fiirst Edition Stated), Johnson, Thomas M.
10 Johnson, Thomas M. Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich (Fiirst Edition Stated)
Columbia, South Carolina Thomas M. Johnson (privately printed) 1975 First Edition States Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is the true first edition, self-published by the author in 1975. There is no number attributed to it, but it is his frst on the subject. Book is in amazingly nice condition -- no names or writing, no bumps to boards, no tears or chips and no price-clip. Only fault is a thin band of toning to top edge of endflaps. Otherwise pristine inside and out. Book measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/2" and has 343 pages. illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Among the many topics covered are these: daggers, swords, baynoets, Solingen advertising, rare and unusual edged weapons of the Reich, markings, Goring wedding sword, Goring Industrial Presentation Sword, how to spot reproductions, documentation procedures, grading and valuations, the art of Damascus, and display, storage, records, care and maintenance. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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British Military Swords from 1800 to the Present Day, Latham, John Wilkinson
11 Latham, John Wilkinson British Military Swords from 1800 to the Present Day
New York Crown 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice, clean book with dustjacket unclipped and handsome in brand new mylar. Former owner's name and date on front free endpaper for which we will provide a brand new bookplate to use, or not, at buyer's discretion. Illustrated with detailed black and white photographs and drawings. A durvery and identification of swords from 1800 to 1967, twenty years in the compilation. 91 pages. Indexed. Measures 7-1/2"x10" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Daggers, Bayonets & Fighting Knives of Hitler's Germany (SIGNED 1st Edition), Major John R. Angolia
12 Major John R. Angolia Daggers, Bayonets & Fighting Knives of Hitler's Germany (SIGNED 1st Edition)
Mountain View, California R. James Bender Publishing 1971 0912138068 / 9780912138060 First Edition Stated/ Limited Ed. Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9 
Book is clean and bright with no names or writing. The binding is tight, the pages are pristine, and there are no bumps to the boards. The only defect is uneven toning to back board. Book measures6-1/4" x 9-1/ and has 336 pages. The illustrations are plentiful in both black and white and color. The book is also a numbered limited edition of 500 (this one is #449) and is SIGNED by the author with no inscription. the many chapters are divided into three sections: Daggers of the Political Formations; Daggers of the Civil and National Governmental Agencies; and Daggers, Byaonets, and fighting Knives of the Military Arm. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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13 Mowbray, E. Andrew Man at Arms Magazine; Vol. Two, No. One, January/February, 1980 (Plus Color Print of Cover)
Providence, Rhode Island Man at Arms 1980 Soft Cover Fine Magazine, Near Fine Print 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Woodbridge, George C. 
Beautiful magazine with no defect of note. Features high end collectible firearms of investment grade, plus articles of historical interest. Included with this copy is a print of the cover, the second in the Man At Arms prints, this one by George Woodbridge featuring a U.S. 1st Regiment Sharpshooter in 1862 holding his distinctive New Model 1859 Sharps Breechloading Rifle. Magazine topics include: the original nickel-plated Cavalry Revolver; Christopher Roby and the Chelmsfield Sword; a technique for displaying weapons with no visible means of support; the Grube sculptures; Colt's New Service Revolver; the other Sam Colt; and basic Army marksmanship badges. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Japanese Swordguard Artists, Murtha, Gary C.
14 Murtha, Gary C. Japanese Swordguard Artists
Kansas City, Missouri R & N Enterprises 1982 Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very clean, handsome booklet of 80 pages, pristine inside and out. I bought this from the estate of a collector who kept his books and paper with great care. This one is definitely geared to the sword collector, as the vast amount of information here is about the various schools of design and the artists themselves. At the back you will find tsuba plates and their descriptions. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2 and has no names or writing. Not often seen. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Knife Collector's Knife Encyclopedia, Parker, Jim
15 Parker, Jim Knife Collector's Knife Encyclopedia
Chatanooga, TN. James F. Parker Trust 2004 Soft Cover Fine Condition 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book with no defect of note -- no names or writing, no spine crease, and no creases to pages or cover.. Book is pristine inside and out. Includes much information -- how to collect intelligently, how to grade, how to store, and even how to sell. Also focuses on many manufacturers. Book is not presented with the usual lengthy text. The goal is to find the info you need quick and to the point. Book is also lavishing illustrated (see photos). Measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 400 pages. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Arms and Armor in Colonial America, 1526-1783, Peterson, Harold L.
16 Peterson, Harold L. Arms and Armor in Colonial America, 1526-1783
Mineola, New York, U.S.A. Dover Pubns 2000 048641244X / 9780486412443 Dover Reprint Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean book with no creasing and no names or writing. Measures 7-1/4:x10" and has 350 pages. Illustrated throughout with very good quality black and white photographs -- more than 300 in all covering firearms, ammo, edged weapons and armor. Text by Peterson, a noted expert in the field, traces the evolution of arms and armor in colonial America over 250 years. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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