BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS VOLUME 1: 1600-1660 THE ENGLISH CIVIL WARS AND THE BIRTH OF THE BRITISH STANDING ARMY
304pp., 4to, over 1000 colour illustrations. 2013.
This remarkable new book approaches this topic from both a scholarly and a practical point of view, carefully documenting the manufacture, distribution and combat service of these blades, while at the same time pointing out the issues that must be understood by anyone considering their purchase today. A full-color collector’s guide and historical study of British military swords from 1600 through 1660. Introduction chapters discuss manufacturing techniques, the cutlers who sold these swords and how they were used by soldiers in the field. Later sections treat the various sword styles in great detail with large photos of all their features, including Rapiers, Mortuary Swords, Hangers, Cutlasses and much more