This is the first book ever to span the complete history of American swords, sword makers and sword dealers from Colonial times to the present. More than 200 exquisite photos of important cavalry, infantry, artillery and naval swords and the most complete bibliography in print on swords and sword makers make this the definitive volume for collectors and historians.
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.Review:
Richard Bezdek spent more than 20 years researching American Swords And Sword Makers. Besides examining thousands of antique swords for his own collection (plus those in museums, historical societies, and other personal collections), Bezdek poured through an enormous amount of written information, including current and out-of-print books; federal, state, and local archives; old newspaper and magazine advertisements; back issues of the "Journal of the U. S. Cavalry Association"; military and fraternal society bulletins; museum, society, auction, and dealer catalogs; city directories, census reports, and tax records; and tombstones. The result is the most thorough examination of every facet of American sword making, retailing, importing, and exporting available today. Illustrated with over 200 superlative photographs of U. S. and Confederate swords, American Swords And Sword Makers is a definitive and essential reference work. -- Midwest Book Review
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Descrizione libro Paladin Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110873647653
Descrizione libro Paladin Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 873647653
Descrizione libro Paladin Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0873647653