2003. HC. 408pp, photos/illus., 8.5x11; detailed information on: English sword makers from 14th century & Scottish makers from 16th century through renowned Wilkinson Sword Company & other major sword manufacturers of today; important early English sword- & blade-making communities of Hounslow Heath & Shotley Bridge, & influential Cutlers Company of London; covers early armourers, many types of production craftsmen who decorated, mounted, assembled & sold swords, cutlers, merchants, outfitters & exporters; concludes with dozens of illustrations of hilt designs from sword hilt maker Matthew Boulton's 18th century pattern book & more than 450 photos of English & Scottish swords from some of world's major collections;. NEW. Item #101912
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