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British Cavalry Sword from 1600
by Charles Martyn
This book is dedicated at collectors of British Cavalry Swords and portrayed in a form that is both simplistic and an informative guide that does not claim to be an ...
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This should not be used as a stand alone reference, but will be a great supplement for anyone who studies British swords. Of particular interest to me were the many special patterns of the 19th century that are discussed and illustrated in this book. The book covers early basket hilts, mortuary hilts, the numerous non-pattern swords of the period 1680-1780, and regulation and special patterns of the period 1780-1912. I think it is a bit pricey for what it is, but used copies can be found for half the list price.
Updated Jan 31, 2010 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful