German swords and sword makers : edged weapon makers from the 14th to the 20th centuries
|Format:||Print Book 2000|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
German swordsmiths have always been famous for their production of high-quality swords, making the swords themselves highly sought by collectors. Equally important to the knowledgeable collector are the histories of the men who designed, manufactured and sold these prized weapons. German Swords and Sword Makers presents the most information ever published on German sword and edged weapon makers from the Middle Ages to the present. It includes photos and illustrations of swords from Prussia, Bavaria, Wurttemberg, Saxony and Austria; more than 300 illustrations of German sword maker blade marks spanning five centuries; rare sketches and photos of German sword makers and their factories; a listing of German sword makers who exported swords to Union and Confederate dealers during the American Civil War; identification of sword and edged-weapon suppliers to Nazi Germany; and much more. AUTHOR: 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. Visit Richard at his web site. ILLUSTRATIONS illustrated throughout
Swords -- Austria.
Swordsmiths -- Germany.
Swordsmiths -- Austria.
|Publisher|| Boulder, Colo. :Paladin Press,2000
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235).