German Combat Knives 1914-1945
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- Last updated: 15/12/2016
It is based around the author’s personal collection and he also uses some examples from collecting friends. Knives, bayonets and swords are highly collectable and specialist auctions are held for the sale of these items. The author has an intimate knowledge of his subject and goes into finite detail to describe identification marks, of which there are many, including manufacturers’ and date stamping. Anyone who collects German combat knives in the period covered by this book should always carry this work with them as a reference. The author explains how to tell fake or reproduction knives from the genuine thing and what to look for when considering the purchase of a knife. The photographs are stunning and have clarity of detail which speaks volumes in themselves. Studying the images of the individual knives is essential and one can learn a lot from them, but it is the original wartime photographs which are most handsome. Normally one would expect such a work to be in a larger format and to fit it into such a manageably-sized volume makes it accessible to all collectors of knives who should have it in their library.
PUBLISHER: Casemate Publishing Ltd