Books

Sword Booklets for the Collector – SET OF FOUR

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 The British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

 The Scottish 1828 Pattern Highland Basket-hilted Broadsword

 British 18th and 19th Century Naval Cutlasses

Swords at the Battle of Waterloo

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One

 by

Harvey J S Withers

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PRICE: £65.00 + shipping

With over 200-300 full colour illustrations and photographs in each booklet

 Glossy softback booklet

 Book length average is 64-68 pages

 BOOKLETS INCLUDE:

 Historical Background

 Examples of the Pattern

 Sword Makers

 Maker Marks

 Collecting the Pattern

 Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

 ALSO AVAILABLE AS SINGLE BOOKLETS HERE

Antique Sword Booklets for the Collector – SET OF SIX

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The British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

 The Scottish 1828 Pattern Highland Basket-hilted Broadsword

 British 18th and 19th Century Naval Cutlasses

Swords at the Battle of Waterloo

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part Two

 by

Harvey J S Withers

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PRICE: £85.00 + shipping

With over 200-300 full colour illustrations and photographs in each booklet

 Glossy softback booklet

 Book length average is 64-68 pages

 BOOKLETS INCLUDE:

 Historical Background

 Examples of the Pattern

 Sword Makers

 Maker Marks

 Collecting the Pattern

 Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

ALSO AVAILABLE AS SINGLE BOOKLETS HERE

Antique Sword Booklets for the Collector – SET OF FIVE

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The British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

 The Scottish 1828 Pattern Highland Basket-hilted Broadsword

 British 18th and 19th Century Naval Cutlasses

Swords at the Battle of Waterloo

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One

 by

Harvey J S Withers

TO PURCHASE THESE BOOKS & SEE MORE IMAGES PLEASE CLICK HERE

PRICE: £75.00

With over 200-300 full colour illustrations and photographs in each booklet

 Glossy softback booklet

 Book length average is 64-68 pages

 BOOKLETS INCLUDE:

 Historical Background

 Examples of the Pattern

 Sword Makers

 Maker Marks

 Collecting the Pattern

 Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

 ALSO AVAILABLE AS SINGLE BOOKLETS HERE

Antique Sword Booklets by Harvey Withers

 

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The British 1796 Pattern Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword

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The author is well known as a leading sword dealer and authority with some six well-produced books already to his name. This is a new volume in a projected series of about 15 monographs on individual types of British military sword. This is a welcome venture, rather reminiscent of the Arms and Armour Press monographs from the 1960’s that so many collectors cut their teeth upon and which are still highly rated today.

This very useful book concentrates upon the iconic 1796 light Cavalry sword carried by Wellingtons Light Dragoons and Hussars throughout the Napoleonic wars. It has a very ‘busy’ format with photos of many views of the swords interspersed with contemporary and other pictures.

The book starts with an introduction before moving on to the parts of the sword – particularly useful for new collectors – its historical background, examples and variants, the Regulations for Sword Exercise for the Cavalry (1796), makers, collecting tips and notes on preservation and care.

This series will build up into a useful reference work on British military swords and Classic Arms and Militaria wishes Mr Withers every success with his endeavour. Excellent value for money.

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The Scottish 1828 Pattern Highland Officer’s Basket-hilted Broadsword

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This is number 2 in the series covering the distinctive sword still carried in Highland Regiments to this day. It follows the format of volume 1 with numerous views and illustrations. There are sections on swords marked to individual regiments as well as those swords carried for fighting or undress with the crossbar guard instead of the full basket. A very useful, in-depth study.

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British 18th And 19th Century Naval Cutlasses

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Volume 3 fills a much-needed gap for those collectors whose passion is for the fighting sword of the lower deck in the Royal Navy. The book starts with non-regulation types that proliferated before the celebrated 1804 Pattern with the figure-of-eight guard. Throughout this period the emphasis was on producing a cheap, robust, no-frills sword for the seaman to use when boarding, repelling boarders of on landing parties. The Royal Navy was never known to lavish much attention on personal arms for the seaman, believing instead that resources were better spent on the ships themselves and their artillery of great guns.

The Napoleonic era is illustrated with a nice plate of Henry Angelo’s Cutlass Exercise of 1814. The 19th Century cutlass tended to be very much better made and more sophisticated. The Patterns of 1845/58, 1889 and 1900 are all dealt with in detail. The cutlass bayonets, Patterns 1871 and 1859 are covered; they represent an attempt (only partially successful) to make an effective weapon system for the seaman armed with an Enfield or Martini rifle. An excellent, tightly drawn study.

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Swords at the Battle of Waterloo

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Specially produced for the 20th anniversary year of this militarily and politically important battle, the author deviates slightly from his chosen path of British military swords in volume 4 to include those carried by the French as well. Most of the main types – infantry and cavalry – are depicted in what must be seen as a general book. Nonetheless it is a battle specific guide to what was principally carried by the two main combatant forces.

British Military Swords 1786-1912

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British Military Swords
1786-1912 
The Regulation Patterns
An Illustrated Price Guide for Collectors

by

Harvey J S Withers

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM www.militariahub.com

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Softback Edition

Price: £29.95 

Over 1500 full colour photographs

If you are interested in the history of British military swords then this is the book for you!  It comprises  well over 1500 full colour photographs of British swords  and is the first and only full colour price guide for collectors of British regulation military swords.

Detailed photographs and illustrations of all the British regulation sword patterns from 1786 – 1912 are included in the book.  Close up shots of both the blade, hilt and scabbard make for an informative and ideal resource for the serious antique sword collector.

British swords that are featured include:

  • Cavalry Swords
  • Infantry Swords
  • Naval Swords
  • Scottish Swords
  • General Officers’ Swords
  • Departmental Swords

Also included are special sections on:

  • The Wilkinson Sword Serial Number Index
  • Index of British sword makers and retailers
  • Sword Markings
  • Sword Knots
  • Sample Pages

Here are some sample pages below.

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Scottish 1828 Pattern Highland Officer’s Basket-hilted Broadsword

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by

Harvey J S Withers

PRICE: £17.95 + shipping

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Number 4 in a new series on British military swords

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

  Examples of the Pattern

 Sword Makers

Maker Marks

Collecting the Pattern

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One and Two – Special Deal

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by

Harvey J S Withers

PRICE: £32.95 + shipping

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Each book length is 64 pages

Number 5 and 6 in a new series on British military swords

BOOKS INCLUDE:

Historical Background

Examples of British Napoleonic Infantry Swords

Sword Makers

Maker Marks

Collecting Napoleonic Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

Cavalry Swords of the World – Price Guide for Collectors

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by

Harvey J S Withers

PRICE: £26.95 + shipping

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Over 900 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Current Market Values in £Sterling, US$Dollars and EUROS

Book length is 112 pages

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

The Current Antique Sword Market

Collecting Antique Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part Two

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by

Harvey J S Withers

PRICE: £17.95 + shipping

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Number 6 in a new series on British military swords

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

 Examples of British Napoleonic Infantry Swords

 Sword Makers

Maker Marks

Collecting Napoleonic Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One

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by

Harvey J S Withers

PRICE: £17.95 + shipping

TO PURCHASE THESE BOOKLETS PLEASE CLICK HERE

With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Number 5 in a new series on British military swords

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

 Examples of  British Napoleonic Infantry Swords

 Sword Makers

Maker Marks

Collecting Napoleonic Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords