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Bayonet Fighting (The Combat Bookshelf)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cornville, Arizona, Desert Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 19911


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. View more info

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German Swords and Sword Makers: Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries

By: Bezdek, Richard H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Paladin Press: 2000

Seller ID: 28101


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 View more info

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Travels For Daggers; Adventures in Collecting

By: Cook, Eiler R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hendersonville, North Carolina, U.S.A., Historic Edged Weaponry: 2004

Seller ID: 18323A


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 ... View more info

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Satsuma Spirits

By: Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Unknown Place, Society of Satsuma Samurai Spirits: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27962


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 V... View more info

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Pictorial Price Guide Romance of Collecting Cattaraugus, Robeson, Russell, Queen Knives.

By: Ferguson, Mrs. Dewey P. (Lavonia)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: USA, Self-published: 1978

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 28080


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, ... View more info

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The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata)

By: Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron

Price: $75.00

Publisher: England, Self-published: 1985

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 27916


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. View more info

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Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice

By: Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Weatherhill: 1983

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 27769


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... View more info

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Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By: Grancsay, Stephen V.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum: 1953

Seller ID: 24826


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, ... View more info

Fur Trade Cutlery Sketchbook

By: Hanson, James A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Crawford, Nebraska, The Fur Press: 1994

Edition: No Edition Stated, Likely First

Seller ID: 13011A


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. View more info

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Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich (Fiirst Edition Stated)

By: Johnson, Thomas M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina, Thomas M. Johnson (privately printed): 1975

Edition: First Edition States

Seller ID: 277341


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... View more info

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British Military Swords from 1800 to the Present Day

By: Latham, John Wilkinson

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Crown: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22068KAL


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" View more info

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Daggers, Bayonets & Fighting Knives of Hitler's Germany (SIGNED 1st Edition)

By: Major John R. Angolia

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Mountain View, California, R. James Bender Publishing: 1971

Edition: First Edition Stated/ Limited Ed.

Seller ID: 23613


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: Dagger... View more info

Man at Arms Magazine; Vol. Two, No. One, January/February, 1980 (Plus Color Print of Cover)

By: Mowbray, E. Andrew

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Man at Arms: 1980

Seller ID: 19854


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 Che... View more info

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Japanese Swordguard Artists

By: Murtha, Gary C.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, R & N Enterprises: 1982

Seller ID: 27990


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. View more info

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Knife Collector's Knife Encyclopedia

By: Parker, Jim

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Chatanooga, TN., James F. Parker Trust: 2004

Seller ID: 28054


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... View more info

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Arms and Armor in Colonial America, 1526-1783

By: Peterson, Harold L.

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Mineola, New York, U.S.A., Dover Pubns: 2000

Edition: Dover Reprint

Seller ID: 24124


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. View more info