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By Richard H. Bezdek

American Swordmakers is the definitive reference quantity to American swords from Colonial instances to the current. as well as the boys, businesses, and executive amenities that made swords, this reference additionally incorporates a large volume of knowledge at the makers of dirks, naval and infantry pikes, cavalry lances, halberds, tomahawks, and bayonets.

This publication, which incorporates details previously present in American Swords and Swordmakers, additionally features:

  • all executive sword contracts, from the 1st with Nathan Starr in 1798 to the final in 1916 with Landers, Frary, & Clark
  • detailed info on all U.S. and accomplice arsenals and armories that have been concerned with swords in any way
  • a whole record of U.S. army fingers inspectors and the initials they used on inspected blades
  • a bankruptcy on early silversmiths who hilted swords
  • two chapters on the entire buyers and shops that bought swords

This wealth of knowledge makes American Swordmakers an integral reference for either the newbie and skilled collector of edged weaponry.

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