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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: Naval Edged Weapons In the Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1865         Reply with quote

Available soon .... sounds like a good one ! Mac



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Naval Edged Weapons
In the Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1865

Sarah C. Wolfe
$34.95

* The only general book in print on the subject

* Heavily illustrated in line drawings and b/w and color photographs

* Written with the general reader in mind but useful to collectors and specialists, it covers the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War


This book surveys in full detail all weapons used in the Royal Navy and the new naval service of the United States. It concentrates on development from the American Revolution to the end of the Civil War, the apogee and decline of fighting sail, revealing how British weapons were initially a major source of inspiration for the American navy, an influence which eventually declined as the United States developed its own arms industry. Using surviving examples, artifacts recovered by archeology, and documentary sources, the book devotes individual chapters to shipboard axes, pikes and other polearms, and both officers' and enlisted men's swords and cutlasses. It also looks at the decoration of swords and the significance of the motifs used, concluding with a section on the process of manufacturing and the organizations involved.

Price: $34.95
Format: HC
Trim Size: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 1-86176-245-3
Photos: 10 color photos, 60 b/w photos and illustrations
Available: Jun-05
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Naval Edged Weapons In the Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-18         Reply with quote

Cool. Thanks Mac!
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good to hear, thanks Mac! I need a copy to put in the bookshelf next to "Boarders Away" and "Boarders Away: With Fire!" by William Gilkerson. Great set of reference books for the Age of Sail!

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Mar, 2005 6:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a bit of an awkward trim size, most often used in coffee table type books. Hopefully it is more than a book of plates with brief footnotes. Being able to compare the two navies side by side will be a beneficial aid and should compliment other titles well.

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