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Description - Allied Military Fighting Knives by Robert A. Buerlein

Paladin is pleased to reissue this classic book in the field of military battle knives. Allied Military Fighting Knives chronicles in detail the background, development and variations of both common and unusual combat knives. It also provides firsthand accounts by and in-depth interviews with the men who used them in battle, including U.S. Marine Raiders; U.S. Army Rangers; U.S., Canadian and British airborne units; the legendary Gurkhas; the First Special Service Force; such clandestine outfits as the OSS and SOE; and even officers who served in the Shanghai Municipal Police with W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes. In addition to its focus on military-issue blades, the book devotes chapters to two of the leading private companies that provided knives to soldiers in all war zones - Ek and Randall. A must for historians and collectors alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581602906
ISBN-10: 1581602901
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert A. Buerlein

Robert Buerlein has been called "the best man in America on fixed-blade military knives" by the National Knife Collectors Museum. He is a member of the Board of Consulting Experts for Man at Arms magazine and has written more than 30 feature articles for leading antique arms, military and military history publications. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Buerlein is currently the president of the American Historical Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.

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