British Military Swords – 1786-1912
The Regulation Patterns
An Illustrated Price Guide for Collectors
Harvey J S Withers
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What’s Inside the book?
Over 1500 full colour photographs and illustrations
Containing over 1500 unpublished full colour photographs and illustrations, it is the first full colour price guide for collectors of British regulation military swords.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.
Included in the book:
Fully Updated Price Guide
General Officers’ Swords
British Sword Maker/Retailer Index
Close-up shots of Blade & Hilt
Wilkinson Sword Serial Number Index
This fascinating book also contains a short and illustrated history of the Wilkinson Sword Company of London, including a detailed examination of how a Wilkinson Sword was manufactured until very recently. The Wilkinson Sword serial number date index from 1854 has also been reproduced in its entirety to enable collectors to accurately date the Wilkinson swords in their collections.
Collecting Antique British Military Swords in the Marketplace Today
Also included are illustrated excerpts from the original 1796 Sword Exercise for Cavalry by British cavalry officer, Gaspard Le Marchant, as well as comprehensive and detailed sections on collecting antique swords in the modern marketplace. The important subject of the care and preservation of antique swords is also covered and there is a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the book.
The Foreword to the book is written by the renowned gun and edged weapons author, Frederick Wilkinson.
The softback book comprises 176 pages.
READ THE REVIEWS!
“It is by far and away the best reference guide to Victorian era British swords and is highly recommended”
Stuart Mowbray, Man at Arms magazine.
“Well researched, well written and well illustrated, this book is an essential addition for the sword collector”
Gun Mart magazine.
“Contains plenty of information……a valuable addition to our library”
National Army Museum, London.
“….is a very worthwhile addition to any sword collectors bookshelf”
The Armourer magazine.
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