WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 + BRITISH SWORDS 1786-1912

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2 BOOK DEAL FOR SWORD COLLECTORS!! BUY NOW TO ENSURE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY FOR CHRISTMAS!! WORLD SWORDS 1400 - 1945 AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS + BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS 1786-1912 AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS SPECIAL OFFER - $75.00 WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 - AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS Here is your opportunity to acquire a first edition, author signed (if requested) copy of an important publication for collectors and students of antique military swords. This book contains over 2000 full colour photographs, the majority of which have never been seen in print before. Each listing includes a concise description and current market value in both $US and £sterling. Please take the time to look at the sample pages below - each page contains many full colour photographs, including a wealth of detailed information aimed specifically at the collector of antique military swords. The swords featured in this book are the kind of pieces that the collector will regularly encounter at Arms Shows and auctions. This book is an essential aid in identifying and valuing antique swords in 2010. There are also comprehensive sections detailing the historical background for particular sword types and essential tips for collecting. Categories include: * Early Swords (up to c.1750) * Infantry Swords * Cavalry Swords * Naval Swords * Hunting Swords * Smallswords * Japanese Swords

Foreword is by Professor Richard Holmes - renowned Brirish military historian, TV presenter and author of numerous military titles. Book length is 300 pages and it is printed on luxury 130gsm satin paper with laminated hardback cover. This is a heavyweight book (around 2kgs) of the highest quality.

The book is being sold by the author (myself) and available via my personal military publishing company - Studio Jupiter Military Publishing.

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire the most up-to-date and informative price guide for collectors of antique military swords. There has not been a comparative work produced in many years.

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Reviews to date:

"This beautifully produced volume...wide-ranging and eclectic work cataloguing a large selection of swords dating from medieval times to the demise of the sword as a combat the generalist the knowledge and confidence to identify and know the value of any commonly encountered sword..."

Classic Arms and Militaria Magazine.

"Almost 300 pages of colourful photographs and informative an entry level guide which also serves as a source of reference to the more experienced collector..."

The Armourer Magazine.

"I am delighted to write the Foreword...because it gives a broad introduction to the types of swords that one might might find in the marketplace..."

Professor Richard Holmes.

ISBN-10: 0954591011



If you collect British military swords you will definitely want this book! Containing over 1500 unpublished full colour photographs, it is the first full colour price guide for collectors of British regulation military swords. The book contains detailed photographs of all the British regulation sword patterns from 1786 - 1912 including:

* Infantry Swords

* Cavalry Swords

* Scottish Swords

* General Officers' Swords

* Naval Swords

* Departmental Swords

* British Sword Maker/Retailer Index

* Close up Shots of Blade and Hilt

* Sword Markings

* Wilkinson Sword Serial Number Index

* Sword Knots

The book also contains a short history of the Wilkinson Company, including a detailed examination of how a Wilkinson Sword was manufactured until recently. The Wilkinson Sword serial number date index from 1854 has also been reproduced to enable collectors to accurately date their Wilkinson sword.