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. Please note that PAYPAL payment always ensures express delivery. 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 weapon...gives 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 text...is 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 ISBN-13:591014 BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS 1786-1912 - THE REGULATION PATTERNS - AN ILLUSTRATED PRICE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS 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 Containing over 1500 unpublished full colour photographs, it is the first full colour price guide for collectors of British regulation military swords.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.
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