American Swords and Sword Makers
By (author) Richard H. Bezdek
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American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard H. Bezdek
Book DescriptionThe highly anticipated follow-up to the monumental American Swords and Sword Makers features a bonanza of new information on makers and dealers of swords, bowie knives, tomahawks and guns as well as silversmiths who mounted swords. But the real jewels of this book are its more than 400 stunning photographs of rare, unusual and one-of-a-kind swords from the top collections in the country and never-before-seen original illustrations from contemporary sources. Extensively researched and beautifully presented, American Swords and Sword Makers, Volume II is an invaluable sourcebook for sword collectors, military historians, antique dealers and anyone with an interest in militaria, edged weaponry or unique American works of art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581600162
(280mm x 216mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard H. Bezdek
American Swordmakers, Paperback (January 2010)
American Swordmakers is the definitive reference volume to American swords from Colonial times to the present. In addition to the men, companies, and government facilities that made swords, this reference also contains a huge amount of data on the makers of dirks, naval and infantry pikes, cavalry lances, halberds, tomahawks, and bayonets.
Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland, Paperback (September 2008)
Over the course of 25 years, Richard H. Bezdek has gathered an enormous amount of historical information on the swords and sword makers of England and Scotland. This monumental book, the largest ever published on the topic, is the culmination of his research.
Swords of the American Civil War, Paperback (July 2007)
Many books have explored in depth the firearms, uniforms and paraphernalia carried by combatants in the American Civil War, but the swords carried by Union and Confederate enlisted men and officers have never been completely examined in print - until now.
German Swords and Sword Makers, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Richard H. Bezdek
German swordsmiths have always been famous for their production of high-quality swords, making the swords themselves highly sought by collectors. Equally important to the knowledgeable collector are the histories of the men who designed, manufactured and sold these prized weapons.
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Author Biography - Richard H. Bezdek
Richard H. Bezdek has been collecting English and Scottish swords for more than 25 years. He has become a leading authority on the history of edged weapons in the United States as well as a highly sought after sword appraiser. Visit Richard at his web site.
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