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    Smile Books we all have

    Hi,

    I had a thought today that 'could' be a good idea. That is to have a thread in which collectors of Antique & Military swords and other edged weapons, posted books & documents that they own. This would allow someone who has say just acquired a new US sword, but doesn't have a book on US swords, to consult 'The list' on this forum and contact the owner of a said book of US swords. The owner could then pass on the small snippet of information required.
    I could see book reccomendations etc but nothing like this (i may be wrong, in that case Moderators may of course delete this thread)
    Does this make sense? I'm tired and thought it might be a good idea but i am sometimes wrong

    Anyway to get things started, here is a small list of books i own:

    1- Pictorial history of Swords & Bayonets – R.J.Wilkinson.Latham (1973)
    2- Rules & regulations for the Sword Exercise of Cavalry. Limited edition military series (1 of 700) – (1970).
    3- Old Sword Play, Techniques of the great masters – Alfred Hutton (2001)
    4- British military swords 1786-1912 The regulation patterns. An illustrated price guide for collectors – Harvey J.S Withers (1 of 700) – (2003).
    5- Sword, Lance & Bayonet – Charles Ffoulkes & E.C.Hopkinson (1968).
    6- European edged weapons – T.Wise (1974).
    7- British Military Swords from 1800 to the present day – John Wilkinson Latham (1966).
    8- Renaissance Swordsmanship. The illustrated use of rapiers and cut and thrust swords – John Clements (1997).
    9- Swords in colour, including other edged weapons – Robert Wilkinson Latham (1977).
    10- Swords & Daggers – Frederick Wilkinson (1967).
    11- German swords and sword makers, Edged weapon makers from the 14th to the 20th centuries – Richard H.Bezdek (2000).
    12- Arms & Armour – Frederick Wilkinson (1996).
    13- Swords and Hilt weapons – Michael D.Coe, Peter Connoly, Anthony Harding, Victor Harris, Donald J,LaRocca, Anthony North, Thom Richardson, Christopher Spring & Frederick Wilkinson – (1989).
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    Here's my library. If anyone wants my opinions on any of the books or is looking for info in any of them, drop me a line.

    1000 Marks of European Blademakers by Zygmunt S. Lenkiewicz
    The American Eagle Pommel Sword by Andrew Mowbray
    The American Sword by H.L. Peterson
    American Swords and Makers’ Marks by Don Furr
    American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard Bezdek
    American Swords from the Phillip Medicus Collection by Mowbray and Flaydermann
    The Ames Sword Company 1829-1935 by John Hamilton
    The Ames Sword Company Catalog by Stuart Mowbray
    Antique Arms and Armour Catalog #8 by Andrew Bottomley
    The Archaeology of Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Armamento Protatil Espanol 1764-1939 by Barcelo Rubi
    Armes Blanches: Symbolisme Inscriptions Manufactureres etc by Lhoste and Buigne
    The Armourer and His Craft by Ffoulkes
    Arms and Armour by Vesey Norman
    Arms and Armour (Eyewitness Books)
    Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Charles Boutell
    Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago by Karcheski
    Arms and Armor from the Atelier of Ernst Schmidt by Mowbray
    Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art by Stephen Fliegel
    Arms and Armor in Colonial America by H.L. Peterson
    Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight by Edge and Paddock
    Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002 by the Met. Museum of Art
    Arms and Armor on Permanent Display at the LA County Museum of Nat. Hist by Belous
    Arms and Armor: a Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources by Grafton
    Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India by Jewaint Paul
    Arms and Armor of the Samurai by Bottomley and Hopson
    Arms and Uniforms: The Age of Chivalry by L&F Funcken
    The Art of the Armourer an exhibition at the V&A Museum 1963
    Balp-St Etienne Armes Blanches Catalog, 1936 (original)
    Battle, by R.G. Grant
    Bannerman Catalogue of Military Goods--1927
    Bayonets: An Illustrated History, by Martin J. Brayley
    Blanke Wapens Nederlandse Slag- en Steekwapens Sinds 1600 by Puype
    Blankwaffen (Deutches Klingenmuseum Solingen) by Hanns-Ulrich Haedeke
    Body Armour by Woosnam-Savage and Hall
    The Book of the Sword by Richard F. Burton
    The Boxer Rebellion (Osprey Men at Arms Series)by Lynn Bodin and Chris Warner
    Brady’s Civil War by Webb Garrison
    British Basket Hilted Swords by Cyril Mazansky
    The British Cavalry Sword by Charles Martin
    British and Continental Arms and Armour by Ashdown
    Bron Biala-Sieczna W Zbiorach Muzeum Ocregowego W Toruniu by Maria Pawlowska
    Catalogue of Armor: The John Woodman Higgins Armory by Stephen Grancsay
    A Catalog of the Sword Collection at York Castle Museum by P.R. Newman
    Cavalry: The History of a Fighting Elite by Vuksic and Grbasic
    Civil War Album by Wiley and Davis
    Civil War Army Swords by John Thillmann
    Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers by John Thillmann
    Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia by Francis a Lord
    The Civil War in Depth, Vol II by Bob Zeller
    The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns
    Civil War Times Illustrated: Vol II 1963-64
    Confederate Edged Weapons by Wm. A Albaugh
    A Collectors’ Guide to Ames US Contract Edged Weapons: 1832-1906 by Ron Hickox
    A Collectors’ Guide to Swords, Daggers, and Cutlasses by Gerald Weland
    Collins Machetes and Bowies by Daniel Edward Henry
    Compendium of Armor, Weapons, and Castles by Matthew Balent
    Culloden: The Swords and the Sorrows by the National Trust for Scotland
    Cut ant Thrust Weapons by Edward Wagner
    Daggers and Bayonets: A History by Logan Thompson
    Danske Blankvabenby Kay Nielsen
    Eickhorn Catalog 1908—Exports to US and Europe (ORIGINAL)
    Eickhorn Edged Weapons Exports: Latin America by Quesada & Hickox
    English Weapons & Warfare 449-1660 by AVB Norman and Don Pottinger
    Les Epees Portees in France des Origines a nos Joursby Jean Lhoste
    Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen by Mueller, Platow, and Kolling
    European Helmets 1450-1650 … the Reserve Collection by the Met. Museum of Art
    European Swords by Anthony North
    Fine Arms and Armour (the Dresden Museum) by Johannes Schoebel
    G.A.Custer—His Life and Times by Glen Swanson (Autographed)
    General Washington’s Swords and Campaign Equiment The Mt. Vernon Ladies Assoc.
    The German Bayonet…1871-1945 by John Walter
    A Glossary of…Arms and Armor by George Cameron Stone
    Griffwaffen: Bewaffnung und Ausrustung der Schweitzer Armee
    The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 by George Snook
    Helmets and Body Armor In Modern Warfare: The Met.Mus. of Art by Bashford Dean
    Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Centuryby Howard Blackmore
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War: Soldiers, Generals, Weapons…by Davis
    Illustriertes Lexikon der Heib & Stich Waffen by Jan Sach
    Imperial Austria: Art, Arms and Armour from the State of Styria by Krenn and Karcheski
    Imperial German Regimental Marks by Jeff Noll
    The Japanese Sword: The Soul of the Samurai by Gregory Irvine
    Katalog der Leibruestkammer vol I by the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Wein
    Klewang: Catalog of the Dutch Army Museum by Puype and Boekwijt
    A Knight and His Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography by Kunhardt, Kunhardt, and Kunhardt
    Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945 by Fuller and Gregory
    Museum of London Guidebook, by Cumming, Merriman, and Ross
    Nathan Starr Arms Maker 1776-1845by Major James E. Hicks
    Peking 1900 The Boxer Rebellion by Peter Harrington
    Poland: Edged Weapons 16th Century to 20th Century by Kozlowski and Skoviera
    Poloncia in the British Isles by Raczynski and Cox
    The Rapier and Smallswordby AVB Norman
    Rebels and Yankees: Battlefields of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Commanders of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Fighting Men of the Civil War by William Davis
    Records of the Medieval Sword by Ewart Oakeschott
    Regulations for the Uniform of the Army of the US 1847, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1888, 1899
    Russian Military Swords 1801-1917 by Eugene Mollo
    The Russo-Japanese War by Colliers Magazine
    The Samurai Sword, a Handbook, by John Yumoto
    Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham Catalog of Civil War Military Goods
    Shipwrecked Swords…From Spanish Vessels and Archaeological Sites by W. Lusardi
    Small-Swords and Military Swords by AVB Norman
    Sotheby’s Catalog, Oct 17,2000
    Studies in European Arms and Armour…Philadelphia Museum of Art by Blair et al.
    Svardet och Varjan som Armevapen (Swedish) by Heribert Seitz
    The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England by H.R. Ellis Davidson
    The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871-1918 by John Walter
    The Sword and the Centuries by Alfred Hutton
    Sword Collecting for Amateurs by James Henderson
    The Sword in the Age of Chivalry by Ewart Oakeschott
    Swords and Daggers: The Victoria and Albert Museum by John Hayward
    Swords and Blades of the American Revolution by George Neumann
    Swords of the British Army by Robson
    Swords and Hilt Weapons by Coe et al.
    Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Jim Dawson
    Swords from the Public Collections … Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Bruce Bazelon
    Swords and Sabers of the Armory at Springfield by Burton A. Kellerstedt
    Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812 by Richard Bezdek
    Touched by Fire…Photographic Portrait of the Civil War by William Davis
    Treasures from the Tower of London: Arms and Armour by AVB Norman and Wilson
    Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial German Army…in Photographs by C. Woolley
    Uniforms of Waterloo by Haythornthwaite, Cassin-Scott, and Chappell
    The Wallace Collection Guidebook
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 1 Armour
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 2 Arms
    Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor by DK books
    Weaponry: An Illustrated History by Chuck Wills
    Weapons of the Civil War by William C. Davis
    Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Catolog 1901
    William Glaze and the Palmetto Armoryby Jack Allen Meyer
    World War I Day by Day by Alex Hook

    Magazines:
    Many issues of “Man at Arms”
    5 issues of “Arms Gazette”
    Many issues of “The Journal of the Company of Military Historians”
    2 Issues of Militaria Collector (I wrote one of the Articles)
    1 Issue of Antiques Collector
    Many Fagan catalogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Here's my library. If anyone wants my opinions on any of the books or is looking for info in any of them, drop me a line.

    1000 Marks of European Blademakers by Zygmunt S. Lenkiewicz
    The American Eagle Pommel Sword by Andrew Mowbray
    The American Sword by H.L. Peterson
    American Swords and Makers’ Marks by Don Furr
    American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard Bezdek
    American Swords from the Phillip Medicus Collection by Mowbray and Flaydermann
    The Ames Sword Company 1829-1935 by John Hamilton
    The Ames Sword Company Catalog by Stuart Mowbray
    Antique Arms and Armour Catalog #8 by Andrew Bottomley
    The Archaeology of Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Armamento Protatil Espanol 1764-1939 by Barcelo Rubi
    Armes Blanches: Symbolisme Inscriptions Manufactureres etc by Lhoste and Buigne
    The Armourer and His Craft by Ffoulkes
    Arms and Armour by Vesey Norman
    Arms and Armour (Eyewitness Books)
    Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Charles Boutell
    Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago by Karcheski
    Arms and Armor from the Atelier of Ernst Schmidt by Mowbray
    Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art by Stephen Fliegel
    Arms and Armor in Colonial America by H.L. Peterson
    Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight by Edge and Paddock
    Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002 by the Met. Museum of Art
    Arms and Armor on Permanent Display at the LA County Museum of Nat. Hist by Belous
    Arms and Armor: a Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources by Grafton
    Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India by Jewaint Paul
    Arms and Armor of the Samurai by Bottomley and Hopson
    Arms and Uniforms: The Age of Chivalry by L&F Funcken
    The Art of the Armourer an exhibition at the V&A Museum 1963
    Balp-St Etienne Armes Blanches Catalog, 1936 (original)
    Battle, by R.G. Grant
    Bannerman Catalogue of Military Goods--1927
    Bayonets: An Illustrated History, by Martin J. Brayley
    Blanke Wapens Nederlandse Slag- en Steekwapens Sinds 1600 by Puype
    Blankwaffen (Deutches Klingenmuseum Solingen) by Hanns-Ulrich Haedeke
    Body Armour by Woosnam-Savage and Hall
    The Book of the Sword by Richard F. Burton
    The Boxer Rebellion (Osprey Men at Arms Series)by Lynn Bodin and Chris Warner
    Brady’s Civil War by Webb Garrison
    British Basket Hilted Swords by Cyril Mazansky
    The British Cavalry Sword by Charles Martin
    British and Continental Arms and Armour by Ashdown
    Bron Biala-Sieczna W Zbiorach Muzeum Ocregowego W Toruniu by Maria Pawlowska
    Catalogue of Armor: The John Woodman Higgins Armory by Stephen Grancsay
    A Catalog of the Sword Collection at York Castle Museum by P.R. Newman
    Cavalry: The History of a Fighting Elite by Vuksic and Grbasic
    Civil War Album by Wiley and Davis
    Civil War Army Swords by John Thillmann
    Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers by John Thillmann
    Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia by Francis a Lord
    The Civil War in Depth, Vol II by Bob Zeller
    The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns
    Civil War Times Illustrated: Vol II 1963-64
    Confederate Edged Weapons by Wm. A Albaugh
    A Collectors’ Guide to Ames US Contract Edged Weapons: 1832-1906 by Ron Hickox
    A Collectors’ Guide to Swords, Daggers, and Cutlasses by Gerald Weland
    Collins Machetes and Bowies by Daniel Edward Henry
    Compendium of Armor, Weapons, and Castles by Matthew Balent
    Culloden: The Swords and the Sorrows by the National Trust for Scotland
    Cut ant Thrust Weapons by Edward Wagner
    Daggers and Bayonets: A History by Logan Thompson
    Danske Blankvabenby Kay Nielsen
    Eickhorn Catalog 1908—Exports to US and Europe (ORIGINAL)
    Eickhorn Edged Weapons Exports: Latin America by Quesada & Hickox
    English Weapons & Warfare 449-1660 by AVB Norman and Don Pottinger
    Les Epees Portees in France des Origines a nos Joursby Jean Lhoste
    Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen by Mueller, Platow, and Kolling
    European Helmets 1450-1650 … the Reserve Collection by the Met. Museum of Art
    European Swords by Anthony North
    Fine Arms and Armour (the Dresden Museum) by Johannes Schoebel
    G.A.Custer—His Life and Times by Glen Swanson (Autographed)
    General Washington’s Swords and Campaign Equiment The Mt. Vernon Ladies Assoc.
    The German Bayonet…1871-1945 by John Walter
    A Glossary of…Arms and Armor by George Cameron Stone
    Griffwaffen: Bewaffnung und Ausrustung der Schweitzer Armee
    The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 by George Snook
    Helmets and Body Armor In Modern Warfare: The Met.Mus. of Art by Bashford Dean
    Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Centuryby Howard Blackmore
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War: Soldiers, Generals, Weapons…by Davis
    Illustriertes Lexikon der Heib & Stich Waffen by Jan Sach
    Imperial Austria: Art, Arms and Armour from the State of Styria by Krenn and Karcheski
    Imperial German Regimental Marks by Jeff Noll
    The Japanese Sword: The Soul of the Samurai by Gregory Irvine
    Katalog der Leibruestkammer vol I by the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Wein
    Klewang: Catalog of the Dutch Army Museum by Puype and Boekwijt
    A Knight and His Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography by Kunhardt, Kunhardt, and Kunhardt
    Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945 by Fuller and Gregory
    Museum of London Guidebook, by Cumming, Merriman, and Ross
    Nathan Starr Arms Maker 1776-1845by Major James E. Hicks
    Peking 1900 The Boxer Rebellion by Peter Harrington
    Poland: Edged Weapons 16th Century to 20th Century by Kozlowski and Skoviera
    Poloncia in the British Isles by Raczynski and Cox
    The Rapier and Smallswordby AVB Norman
    Rebels and Yankees: Battlefields of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Commanders of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Fighting Men of the Civil War by William Davis
    Records of the Medieval Sword by Ewart Oakeschott
    Regulations for the Uniform of the Army of the US 1847, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1888, 1899
    Russian Military Swords 1801-1917 by Eugene Mollo
    The Russo-Japanese War by Colliers Magazine
    The Samurai Sword, a Handbook, by John Yumoto
    Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham Catalog of Civil War Military Goods
    Shipwrecked Swords…From Spanish Vessels and Archaeological Sites by W. Lusardi
    Small-Swords and Military Swords by AVB Norman
    Sotheby’s Catalog, Oct 17,2000
    Studies in European Arms and Armour…Philadelphia Museum of Art by Blair et al.
    Svardet och Varjan som Armevapen (Swedish) by Heribert Seitz
    The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England by H.R. Ellis Davidson
    The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871-1918 by John Walter
    The Sword and the Centuries by Alfred Hutton
    Sword Collecting for Amateurs by James Henderson
    The Sword in the Age of Chivalry by Ewart Oakeschott
    Swords and Daggers: The Victoria and Albert Museum by John Hayward
    Swords and Blades of the American Revolution by George Neumann
    Swords of the British Army by Robson
    Swords and Hilt Weapons by Coe et al.
    Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Jim Dawson
    Swords from the Public Collections … Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Bruce Bazelon
    Swords and Sabers of the Armory at Springfield by Burton A. Kellerstedt
    Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812 by Richard Bezdek
    Touched by Fire…Photographic Portrait of the Civil War by William Davis
    Treasures from the Tower of London: Arms and Armour by AVB Norman and Wilson
    Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial German Army…in Photographs by C. Woolley
    Uniforms of Waterloo by Haythornthwaite, Cassin-Scott, and Chappell
    The Wallace Collection Guidebook
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 1 Armour
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 2 Arms
    Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor by DK books
    Weaponry: An Illustrated History by Chuck Wills
    Weapons of the Civil War by William C. Davis
    Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Catolog 1901
    William Glaze and the Palmetto Armoryby Jack Allen Meyer
    World War I Day by Day by Alex Hook

    Magazines:
    Many issues of “Man at Arms”
    5 issues of “Arms Gazette”
    Many issues of “The Journal of the Company of Military Historians”
    2 Issues of Militaria Collector (I wrote one of the Articles)
    1 Issue of Antiques Collector
    Many Fagan catalogs
    I want to hang out in your library for a while!
    Seriously, you have a lot of titles I would like to look over. I'll make a list and PM you to see what you think about them. Cant ever have enough first person reviews on books your interested in.

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    Here is my smaller list.....happy to discuss any with anyone...

    1000 Marks of European Blademakers --- by Lenkiewicz, Zygmunt S.
    American Eagle Pommel Sword: The Early Years 1794-1830,The --- by Mowbray, Andrew
    American Sword, 1775-1945 ,The --- by Peterson
    American Swords and Makers Marks --- by Furr, C. D.
    An Introduction to European Swords --- by North
    Armes Blanches: Symbolisme Inscriptions Manufactureres etc. --- by Lhoste and Buigne
    Boarders Away Vol. I: With Steel --- by William Gilkerson
    Book of the Sword, The --- by Burton
    British Basket-hilted Swords: A Typology of Basket-type Sword Hilts --- by Mazansky , Cyril
    British Cavalry Sword from 1600, The --- by Martyn, Charles
    British Cut & Thrust Weapons --- by Wilkinson-Latham, John
    British Military Swords : 1786 - 1912 The Regulation Patterns --- by Withers, Harvey J S
    British Military Swords : 1800 - Present day --- by Wilkinson-Latham, John
    British Service Sword and Lance Patterns --- by Skellerton
    Collecting The Edged Weapons Of Imperial Germany - Volume 1 --- by Johnson
    Confederate Edged Weapons* --- by Albough*
    Cut And Thrust Weapons --- by Wagner, Eduard
    Den Nye Th. Moller --- by Lovschall, Erans
    Des sabres et des épées - Tome 2 --- by Pétard, M.
    European & American Arms --- by Blair, Claude
    German Swords and Swordmakers --- by Bezdek, Richard H.
    Les Sabres portés par l'Armée Française --- by Lhoste, J. & Resek, P.
    London silver hilted swords --- by Southwick
    Mr Wilkinson of Pall Mall Vol.I & II --- by Wilkinson Latham, Robert
    Naval Edged Weapons In the Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1865 --- by Wolfe, Sarah C.
    Silver Mounted Swords. The Lattimer Family Collection featuring silver hilts through the golden age --- by Hartzler, Daniel.
    Storia dell'arma bianca italiana --- by Calamandrei, Cesare
    Swords And Blades Of The American Revolution* --- by Neuman, G
    Swords and Daggers --- by Wagner
    Swords and Daggers --- by Wilkinson
    Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland --- by Bezdek, Richard H.
    Swords and Sword Makers of The War of 1812 --- by Bezdek, Richard H.
    Swords for Sea Service - 1970 2 Vols --- by May & Annis
    Swords in Colour --- by Wilkinson-Latham, John
    Swords of Germany 1900-1945 --- by Angola, John R.
    Swords of the British Army --- by Robson, Brian
    Evolution of Swords, The --- by Wilkinson Latham, John
    Swords & Records of Robert Mole, The --- by Wilkinson Latham, Robert
    WITH DRAWN SWORD --- by Ortner, M. C. & Artheid, E.
    World Swords 1400 -1945 - A price guide for collectors --- by Withers, Harvey

    also subscribe to the following journals...

    Man at Arms
    Classic Arms & Miltaria
    Journal of the Arms & Armour Society
    Last edited by Mark Cloke; 07-18-2008 at 04:08 AM. Reason: added journals.

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    Looking for some of those

    Hello Mark,
    I'm looking for these two off your list:
    Den Nye Th. Moller --- by Lovschall, Erans
    Des sabres et des épées - Tome 2 --- by Pétard, M.

    Please remind me--is the first of the two on Swedish swords? Do you know of any places to order them?

    Mike

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    Swords of the British Army - Robson
    British Military Swords - Withers
    Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland - Bezdek
    Mr. Wilkinson of Pall Mall (2 vol.) -Wilkinson-Latham
    Swords and Records of Robert Mole - Wilkinson-Latham
    The Small Sword in England - Aylward
    British Basket-Hilted Swords - Mazansky
    Swords and Blades of the American Revolution - Neumann
    American Swords and Sword Makers - Bezdek
    American Swords 1775-1945 - Peterson
    Silver Mounted Swords: The Lattimer Family Collection - Hartzler
    German Swords and Sword Makers - Bezdek
    Swords and Hilt Weapons - Coe
    Sword in the Age of Chivalry - Oakeshott
    Records of the Medieval Sword - Oakeshott
    Archaeology of Weapons - Oakeshott
    The Rapier and Small Sword-Norman
    The American Eagle Pommel Sword-Mowbray
    The Lyle Official Arms and Armour Review 1978
    The Lyle Official Arms and Armour Review 1979
    The Lyle Official Arms and Armour Review 1982
    Antique Arms and Amour – Wilkinson
    Swords for the Highland Regiments – Darling
    Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars – Blackmore
    Illustrated Catalog of Civil War Military Goods – Schuyler, Hartley & Graham
    World Swords – Withers
    The Ames Sword Company – Hamilton
    The Book of the Sword – Burton
    Arms and Amor in the Art Institute of Chicago – Karcheski
    Introduction to Islamic Arms – North
    A Collector’s Guide to Swords, Daggers & Cutlasses – Weland

    Several issues of:
    Military Illustrated Past & Present
    Classic Arms & Militaria

    A disorganized collection of Fagan calatogs

    Peter Finer IN ARMIS ARS MMI
    Peter Finer IN ARMIS ARS MCMXCVI

    Butterfield & Butterfield catalog for the Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson Collection bequest to the Smithsonian Institution

    Others I am forgetting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Hello Mark,
    I'm looking for these two off your list:
    Den Nye Th. Moller --- by Lovschall, Erans
    Des sabres et des épées - Tome 2 --- by Pétard, M.

    Please remind me--is the first of the two on Swedish swords? Do you know of any places to order them?

    Mike
    Hi Mike,

    The first book is about Danish swords. Funnily I got both these books from their relative National museums. The Copenhagen Armouries and Les Invalids in Paris.
    I’m afraid I have no idea where to get copies now. I would try Abebooks and Le Hussard. Both are good though.

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    Are you sure the Eickhorn export is 1908? I have a Original export from 1913..And original German non export from 1912 (not reprinted) A original WKC from about 1900 and a super rare Alex Coppel imperial from about 1906 .
    I have many german catalogs and will be doing a inventory shortly.Regards: Jim

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    HS!

    : )

    M



    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Here's my library. If anyone wants my opinions on any of the books or is looking for info in any of them, drop me a line.

    1000 Marks of European Blademakers by Zygmunt S. Lenkiewicz
    The American Eagle Pommel Sword by Andrew Mowbray
    The American Sword by H.L. Peterson
    American Swords and Makers’ Marks by Don Furr
    American Swords and Sword Makers by Richard Bezdek
    American Swords from the Phillip Medicus Collection by Mowbray and Flaydermann
    The Ames Sword Company 1829-1935 by John Hamilton
    The Ames Sword Company Catalog by Stuart Mowbray
    Antique Arms and Armour Catalog #8 by Andrew Bottomley
    The Archaeology of Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Armamento Protatil Espanol 1764-1939 by Barcelo Rubi
    Armes Blanches: Symbolisme Inscriptions Manufactureres etc by Lhoste and Buigne
    The Armourer and His Craft by Ffoulkes
    Arms and Armour by Vesey Norman
    Arms and Armour (Eyewitness Books)
    Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Charles Boutell
    Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago by Karcheski
    Arms and Armor from the Atelier of Ernst Schmidt by Mowbray
    Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art by Stephen Fliegel
    Arms and Armor in Colonial America by H.L. Peterson
    Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight by Edge and Paddock
    Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991-2002 by the Met. Museum of Art
    Arms and Armor on Permanent Display at the LA County Museum of Nat. Hist by Belous
    Arms and Armor: a Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources by Grafton
    Arms and Armour: Traditional Weapons of India by Jewaint Paul
    Arms and Armor of the Samurai by Bottomley and Hopson
    Arms and Uniforms: The Age of Chivalry by L&F Funcken
    The Art of the Armourer an exhibition at the V&A Museum 1963
    Balp-St Etienne Armes Blanches Catalog, 1936 (original)
    Battle, by R.G. Grant
    Bannerman Catalogue of Military Goods--1927
    Bayonets: An Illustrated History, by Martin J. Brayley
    Blanke Wapens Nederlandse Slag- en Steekwapens Sinds 1600 by Puype
    Blankwaffen (Deutches Klingenmuseum Solingen) by Hanns-Ulrich Haedeke
    Body Armour by Woosnam-Savage and Hall
    The Book of the Sword by Richard F. Burton
    The Boxer Rebellion (Osprey Men at Arms Series)by Lynn Bodin and Chris Warner
    Brady’s Civil War by Webb Garrison
    British Basket Hilted Swords by Cyril Mazansky
    The British Cavalry Sword by Charles Martin
    British and Continental Arms and Armour by Ashdown
    Bron Biala-Sieczna W Zbiorach Muzeum Ocregowego W Toruniu by Maria Pawlowska
    Catalogue of Armor: The John Woodman Higgins Armory by Stephen Grancsay
    A Catalog of the Sword Collection at York Castle Museum by P.R. Newman
    Cavalry: The History of a Fighting Elite by Vuksic and Grbasic
    Civil War Album by Wiley and Davis
    Civil War Army Swords by John Thillmann
    Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabers by John Thillmann
    Civil War Collector’s Encyclopedia by Francis a Lord
    The Civil War in Depth, Vol II by Bob Zeller
    The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns
    Civil War Times Illustrated: Vol II 1963-64
    Confederate Edged Weapons by Wm. A Albaugh
    A Collectors’ Guide to Ames US Contract Edged Weapons: 1832-1906 by Ron Hickox
    A Collectors’ Guide to Swords, Daggers, and Cutlasses by Gerald Weland
    Collins Machetes and Bowies by Daniel Edward Henry
    Compendium of Armor, Weapons, and Castles by Matthew Balent
    Culloden: The Swords and the Sorrows by the National Trust for Scotland
    Cut ant Thrust Weapons by Edward Wagner
    Daggers and Bayonets: A History by Logan Thompson
    Danske Blankvabenby Kay Nielsen
    Eickhorn Catalog 1908—Exports to US and Europe (ORIGINAL)
    Eickhorn Edged Weapons Exports: Latin America by Quesada & Hickox
    English Weapons & Warfare 449-1660 by AVB Norman and Don Pottinger
    Les Epees Portees in France des Origines a nos Joursby Jean Lhoste
    Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen by Mueller, Platow, and Kolling
    European Helmets 1450-1650 … the Reserve Collection by the Met. Museum of Art
    European Swords by Anthony North
    Fine Arms and Armour (the Dresden Museum) by Johannes Schoebel
    G.A.Custer—His Life and Times by Glen Swanson (Autographed)
    General Washington’s Swords and Campaign Equiment The Mt. Vernon Ladies Assoc.
    The German Bayonet…1871-1945 by John Walter
    A Glossary of…Arms and Armor by George Cameron Stone
    Griffwaffen: Bewaffnung und Ausrustung der Schweitzer Armee
    The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 by George Snook
    Helmets and Body Armor In Modern Warfare: The Met.Mus. of Art by Bashford Dean
    Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Centuryby Howard Blackmore
    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War: Soldiers, Generals, Weapons…by Davis
    Illustriertes Lexikon der Heib & Stich Waffen by Jan Sach
    Imperial Austria: Art, Arms and Armour from the State of Styria by Krenn and Karcheski
    Imperial German Regimental Marks by Jeff Noll
    The Japanese Sword: The Soul of the Samurai by Gregory Irvine
    Katalog der Leibruestkammer vol I by the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Wein
    Klewang: Catalog of the Dutch Army Museum by Puype and Boekwijt
    A Knight and His Weapons by Ewart Oakeschott
    Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography by Kunhardt, Kunhardt, and Kunhardt
    Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945 by Fuller and Gregory
    Museum of London Guidebook, by Cumming, Merriman, and Ross
    Nathan Starr Arms Maker 1776-1845by Major James E. Hicks
    Peking 1900 The Boxer Rebellion by Peter Harrington
    Poland: Edged Weapons 16th Century to 20th Century by Kozlowski and Skoviera
    Poloncia in the British Isles by Raczynski and Cox
    The Rapier and Smallswordby AVB Norman
    Rebels and Yankees: Battlefields of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Commanders of the Civil War by William Davis
    Rebels and Yankees: Fighting Men of the Civil War by William Davis
    Records of the Medieval Sword by Ewart Oakeschott
    Regulations for the Uniform of the Army of the US 1847, 1857, 1872, 1882, 1888, 1899
    Russian Military Swords 1801-1917 by Eugene Mollo
    The Russo-Japanese War by Colliers Magazine
    The Samurai Sword, a Handbook, by John Yumoto
    Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham Catalog of Civil War Military Goods
    Shipwrecked Swords…From Spanish Vessels and Archaeological Sites by W. Lusardi
    Small-Swords and Military Swords by AVB Norman
    Sotheby’s Catalog, Oct 17,2000
    Studies in European Arms and Armour…Philadelphia Museum of Art by Blair et al.
    Svardet och Varjan som Armevapen (Swedish) by Heribert Seitz
    The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England by H.R. Ellis Davidson
    The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871-1918 by John Walter
    The Sword and the Centuries by Alfred Hutton
    Sword Collecting for Amateurs by James Henderson
    The Sword in the Age of Chivalry by Ewart Oakeschott
    Swords and Daggers: The Victoria and Albert Museum by John Hayward
    Swords and Blades of the American Revolution by George Neumann
    Swords of the British Army by Robson
    Swords and Hilt Weapons by Coe et al.
    Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Jim Dawson
    Swords from the Public Collections … Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Bruce Bazelon
    Swords and Sabers of the Armory at Springfield by Burton A. Kellerstedt
    Swords and Sword Makers of the War of 1812 by Richard Bezdek
    Touched by Fire…Photographic Portrait of the Civil War by William Davis
    Treasures from the Tower of London: Arms and Armour by AVB Norman and Wilson
    Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial German Army…in Photographs by C. Woolley
    Uniforms of Waterloo by Haythornthwaite, Cassin-Scott, and Chappell
    The Wallace Collection Guidebook
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 1 Armour
    Wallace Collection Catalogues: Vol 2 Arms
    Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor by DK books
    Weaponry: An Illustrated History by Chuck Wills
    Weapons of the Civil War by William C. Davis
    Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Catolog 1901
    William Glaze and the Palmetto Armoryby Jack Allen Meyer
    World War I Day by Day by Alex Hook

    Magazines:
    Many issues of “Man at Arms”
    5 issues of “Arms Gazette”
    Many issues of “The Journal of the Company of Military Historians”
    2 Issues of Militaria Collector (I wrote one of the Articles)
    1 Issue of Antiques Collector
    Many Fagan catalogs

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    Hello Jim,
    I'll PM you shortly and we can compare.
    Mike

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    My short list. Largely duplicated by others here with libraries, shared studies and pages that are a combined resource not found easily in one place.


    Boarders Away William Gilkerson
    Hunting Weapons Howard L. Blackmore
    Knives, Swords, Daggers Levine & Weland
    Records Of The Medieval Sword Ewart Oakeshott
    Small Arms of the Sea Service Colonel Robert H. Rankin
    Swords From Public Collections In The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Bruce S Bazelon
    Swords & Blades Of the American Revolution George C. Neumann
    Swords and Sword Makers of the War Of 1812 Richard Bezdek
    The American Eagle-Pommel Sword 1794-1830 E.Andrew Mowbray
    The American Sword 1775-1945 Revised Harold L. Peterson
    The Archaeology of Weapons Ewart Oakeshott
    U.S. Naval Officers Their Swords and Dirks Peter Tuite

    1988 Catalogs #59 & #60 The Museum of Historical Arms inc Miami

    The Bezdek 1812 title and naval swords book by Tuite have been great for my interest and pursuit of understanding Philadelphia in general and some of the eagle pommel manufacture/distribution The Tuite title is not just a post 1812 eagle pommel bonanza but also covers a great many presentation swords in fine detail. I had actually purchased it for the dirk section, that while exemplary was a little dissapointing in overall scope. getting past that and the coffee table format, the eagle pommel information alone was worth the price for me. The binding makes more sense with every visit to it and is a good example how to best make use of the space it provides. It is hardly just a picture book.

    Cheers

    Hotspur; the stack seems like more when I’m trying to find a place to put it
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    Wow. Some serious literary collections on the topic. The library may be as valuable as the sword collection itself.

    Angolia 1900-1945
    Johnsons V1-3 German Swords WW2
    Manions German Military Collectibles

    Just the basics.

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    In the interests of brevity (and to avoid another post that looks like a drive-in movie screen), I'll merely note a few titles from my own reference library which have not been noted so far:

    'Fighting Iron, A Metals Handbook For Arms Collectors' by Gogan

    'Ciecia Prawdziwa Szabla' (True Cut of The Saber) by Zablocki (text in Polish)

    Szabla Zolnierza Polskiego XIX i XX weik' (Sabers of Polish Soldiers, 19th & 20th Centuries) by Czerwinski & Dudek (text in Polish)
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    "Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who don't."
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    Just a short question that some people here might be able to answer. Does anyone know of references on swords for the following countries:
    Portugal
    Sweden (looking for sabers on that one)
    Norway
    Italy (I only know of one, and wasn't very impressed)
    Greece
    Turkey
    China
    Any of the Eastern European countries, during the Communist era

    And as a general opinion, the best book that comes to mind of late is the recent one on Austrian swords. Its name eludes me right now. Still waiting for the dollar to get stronger against the Euro...

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Just a short question that some people here might be able to answer. Does anyone know of references on swords for the following countries:
    Portugal
    Sweden (looking for sabers on that one)
    Norway
    Italy (I only know of one, and wasn't very impressed)
    Greece
    Turkey
    China
    Any of the Eastern European countries, during the Communist era

    And as a general opinion, the best book that comes to mind of late is the recent one on Austrian swords. Its name eludes me right now. Still waiting for the dollar to get stronger against the Euro...

    Mike

    I have some of the Eickhorn factory files from the above contries also more India, Poland, Turkey and etc... from the 1920s - 40s with some into the 50s Cool stuff... Regards: Jim

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    I will make a list of my books someday but it would be huge..... I belive I have over 75 period German catalogs alone.. I even have a catalog from early 1900s the is for sword- blade polishing grinding equiment catalog (solingen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Here's my library. If anyone wants my opinions on any of the books or is looking for info in any of them, drop me a line.

    [...]
    M.

    I am considering buying Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen by Mueller, Platow, and Kolling what is your opinion on this book. I understand that it is written in german. Is there many photos in it?

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. McWatters View Post
    Does anyone know of references on swords for the following countries:

    Sweden (looking for sabers on that one)
    - Blanka Vapen Och Skyddsvapen by J. Alm (sabers and a lot of other items)
    - Several volumes of the Olof P. Berg series, some of which I believe have been reprinted and are offered for sale in the Army Museum in Stockholm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Cloke View Post
    The first book is about Danish swords. Funnily I got both these books from their relative National museums. The Copenhagen Armouries...
    That's where I got my copy also!
    I was one of three people in the museum. It was like having an exclusive self-guided tour. Must be like that every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David M. W. View Post
    Is there many photos in it?
    Many photos, David.

    Any examples.

    Thomas
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    I hope, you can read my English.
    I must use partially a translater .

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    First there comes a description of the epochs. Then appear many photos of swords, saber, epees, daggers, pole weapons....

    Then behind in the book are the mass and short descriptions of the weapons.

    Some policy of the GDR also is in it, one must overlook.
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    I hope, you can read my English.
    I must use partially a translater .

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    Thomas,
    Thanks a lot for your advice and photos.
    David

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    Err...

    Surely all this stuff (excellent as it is) should be in the "Recommended Reading" sticky at the top of the page? Otherwise why else is it there?

    John
    "If I can't be a good example to others, at least let me be a horrible warning".

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    David,
    I recommend the book highly for its excellent pictures and wide scope. I can't remember how much mine cost, but it wasn't cheap.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by David M. W. View Post
    M.

    I am considering buying Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen by Mueller, Platow, and Kolling what is your opinion on this book. I understand that it is written in german. Is there many photos in it?

    David
    Europaische Heib und Stich Waffen is a really good book and has tons of photos.
    "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks ya crooked in the eye and he asks ya if you've paid your dues, well you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?.....Yessir, the check is in the mail."
    ~Jack Burton~

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