2008. First printing. HC. 624 pp, Over 2,000 photos, 8.5x11; covers all swords carried by officers or enlisted men in US army from 1830s until end of Civil War; hundreds of handy tables list measurements & features; identifies fakes & rebuilds; shows correct markings, blade etchings, grip wrappings & other small details usually left out of pictures in sword books; every single known manufacturer & every sword type is covered; when combined with author's first book, Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers, this reference guide completes story of US swords from about 1830 through end of US Civil War; includes all sword types, whether for enlisted men or officers & also includes best coverage of American presentation swords ever to appear in print;. NEW. Item #106738
Price: $60.00 NET
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