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Naval Swords and Dirks
Catalogued by Sim Comfort
A study of British, French and American naval swords, cutlasses, hangers and dirks during the Age of Fighting Sail.
Naval Swords and Dirks reflects the weapons that a naval officer and his men would have used to gain their fame and is written as a companion to both Boarders Away and Swords for Sea Service. The object is to provide a number of colour images for each of 174 British, 21 French and 33 American hangers, cutlasses, officers’ swords and dirks. Included are fine images of hilts, but also all makers’ scabbard cartouches and details of blade design and marks, (1,250 plus colour images). In addition, the text provides a lively commentary by a collector written for fellow collectors and curators which includes a detailed description of each piece and biographical information to the many provenanced swords. A Glossary and comprehensive Index are also provided.
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The work comprises 559 pages printed on Regency Klassica 100 gsm paper and bound within two volumes small quarto (28.5 cm / 11.25 inches x 22 cm / 8.65 inches) complete with dust wrappers and a fine slip case.
ISBN 978-0-905887-09-8 in hardback.
The limited edition of 750 numbered sets is available for £150.00 plus postage.
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