By Richard H. Bezdek
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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American Swordmakers by Richard H. Bezdek