British Military Swords 1786-1912 – Brand New CD-ROM!

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BRAND NEW CD-ROM for

COLLECTORS OF BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS!

British Military Swords - 1786-1912 - The Regulation Patterns

An Illustrated Price Guide for Collectors 

by

Harvey J S Withers

Published by Harvey Withers Military Publishing

PRICE: £10.95 + £2.95 P&P (Worldwide)

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If you collect British military swords you will definitely want this CD-ROM! 

This book is now available on CD-ROM/USB/DOWNLOAD

Sold exclusively by www.antiqueswordsonline.com

No printed copies currently available - hard copy book is now out of print. 

Fully updated PDF for both Windows and Mac.

Book includes over 1500 full colour photographs and illustrations

Containing over 1500 unpublished full colour photographs and illustrations, it is the first full colour price guide for collectors of British regulation military swords. The CD-ROM contains detailed photographs of all the British regulation sword patterns from 1786 - 1912.

Includes:

  • Fully Updated Price Guide

  • Infantry Swords

  • Cavalry Swords

  • Scottish Swords

  • General Officers' Swords

  • Naval Swords

  • Departmental Swords

  • British Sword Maker/Retailer Index

  • Close-up shots of Blade & Hilt

  • Sword Markings

  • Wilkinson Sword Serial Number Index

  • Sword Knots 

Wilkinson Sword serial number date index

The exciting CD-ROM also contains a short illustrated history of the Wilkinson Sword Company, including a detailed examination of how a Wilkinson Sword was manufactured in the past.

The books also includes a copy of the Wilkinson Sword serial number date index from 1854.  This has been reproduced to enable collectors to accurately date their Wilkinson swords.

Collecting Antique British Military Swords Today

In addition, there are many illustrated excerpts from the 1796 Sword Exercise for Cavalry by Napoleonic British cavalry officer, Gaspard Le Marchant.  Also includes a comprehensive sections on collecting your antique swords today and the correct care and preservation of antique swords.  Book ends with a comprehensive bibliography.

The Foreword is written by the renowned antique edged weapons and firearms author, Mr Frederick Wilkinson.

The CD-ROM contains 176 pages and comprises one disk.

Shipping - the CD-ROM is sent standard international airmail service.

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“Well researched, well written and well illustrated, this book is an essential addition for the sword collector”

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“Contains plenty of information……a valuable addition to our library”

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“….is a very worthwhile addition to any sword collectors bookshelf”

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Antique Sword and Edged Weapons Bibliography – Authors A to G

Dear Sword and Edged Weapon Collector!

I am in the process of creating a comprehensive bibliography for the serious collector of antique swords and edged weapons. I have listed them alphabetically and they can be viewed in four separate sections - please go to my Home Page and you will find the other sections.

I am a firm believer that building up a collection of books and material devoted to the study of antique swords and edged weapons is essential if you really want to understand and learn about your subject. It is also common sense in that when you buy from an auction, Arms Fair or whatever, you need to have some basic knowledge about what you are buying - that does sound like stating the obvious but there are many newcomers who shell out large amounts of money and take it for granted that the piece is correct and genuine. There is nothing that can replace handling and inspecting the item and I would recommend you doing this as often as possible, but a little investment in books will also pay you back many times over and perhaps save you from making a rash or ill-judged purchase.

I do hope that you find it useful and please let me know if you have any books that you feel should be added or you can supply me with a missing book cover image. I will be regularly updating the bibliography so check back often!

Here are the authors from A - G

William. A. Albaugh

Confederate Edged Weapons

(Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1993).

ISBN-10: 1568372671

ISBN-13: 978-1568372679

 

P.G.W. Annis

British and American Naval Edged Weapons 1660-1815

(Arms and Armour Press, 1970).

 

Christian Aries

Armes Blanches Militaires, Français

(Paris, 1967).

J.D. Aylward

The Smallsword in England

(Hutchinson, 1960).

 

 

Matthew Balent

Compendium of Armor, Weapons, and Castles

(Palladium Books, 1989).

ISBN-10: 091621138X

ISBN-13: 978-0916211387

 

Bannerman Catalogue of Military Goods - 1927

(DBI Books,1980).

ISBN-10: 0910676208

ISBN-13: 978-0910676205

Bruce Bazelon

Swords from the Public Collections … Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

(Andrew Mowbray,1987).

ISBN-10: 0917218264

ISBN-13: 978-0917218262

Russell E. Belous

Richard H Bezdek

Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland

(Paladin Press, 2003).

ISBN: 0-486-25434-8

Richard H Bezdek

German Swords and Sword Makers. Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries

(Paladin Press, 2000).

ISBN-10: 1581600577

ISBN-13: 978-1581600575

Richard H Bezdek

American Swords and Sword Makers Vol 1

(Paladin Press, 1994).

ISBN-10: 0873647653

ISBN-13: 978-0873647656

Richard H Bezdek

American Swords and Sword Makers Vol 2

(Paladin Press, 1999).

ISBN-10: 158160016X

ISBN-13: 978-1581600162

Howard Blackmore

Hunting Weapons from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

(Dover Publications Inc.; Dover Ed edition, 2003).

ISBN-10: 0486409619

ISBN-13: 978-0486409610

Claude Blair

European and American Arms

(Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011).

ISBN-10: 125807320X

ISBN-13: 978-1258073206

H.T. Bosanquet

The Naval Officer’s Sword

(H.M.S.O.,1955).

I. Bottomley and A.P. Hopson

Arms and Armor of the Samurai

(Random House USA Paperbacks, 1999).

ISBN-10: 0517103184

ISBN-13: 978-0517103180

Charles Boutell

Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

(Da Capo Press; New edition 1996, orig. 1907).

ISBN-10: 0938289624

ISBN-13: 978-0938289623

Martin J. Brayley

Bayonets: An Illustrated History

(Park Lane Books, 2012).

ISBN-10: 078582930X

ISBN-13: 978-0785829300

Rodney Hilton Brown

American Polearms 1526-1865

(Flayderman, New Milford, 1967).

Jean Jacques Buigne & Jean Lhoste

Armes Blanches: Symbolisme Inscriptions Manufactures

(Editions Du Portail; 2nd Edition edition,1999).

ISBN-10: 2865510417

ISBN-13: 978-2865510412

Richard F. Burton

The Book of the Sword

(Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1987).

ISBN: 0-486-25434-8

Michele Byam

Arms and Armour

(Eyewitness Books - Dorling Kindersley, 2003).

ISBN-10: 0751364924

ISBN-13: 978-0751364927

Lord Archibald Campbell

Scottish Swords from the Battlefield at Culloden

(Mowbray Co., 1971).

ISBN-10: 0917218043

ISBN-13: 978-0917218040

P. Carrington-Pierce

A Handbook of Court and Hunting Swords 1660-1820

(London, 1937).

Anthony Carter

World Bayonets 1800 to the Present: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors

(Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., 1984).

ISBN-10: 1854093444

ISBN-13: 978-1854093448

Anthony Carter

German Bayonets: Vol. 1 The Models 98/02 and 98/05

(Tharston Press, 1984).

ISBN-10: 0946696020

ISBN-13: 978-0946696024

Anthony Carter

German Bayonets: Vol. 2 The Models 71/84, 69/98, 71/98, 98, KS 98, 1914 and 84/98

(Tharston Press, 1991).

ISBN-10: 094669608X

ISBN-13: 978-0946696086

Anthony Carter

German Bayonets: Vol. 3 The Ersatz, Requisitioned and Captured Bayonets

(Tharston Press, 1992).

ISBN-10: 0946696101

ISBN-13: 978-0946696109

Anthony Carter

German Bayonets: Vol. 4 The Regulation Pattern Sword Bayonets 1860-1900

(Tharston Press, 1994).

ISBN-10: 094669611X

ISBN-13: 978-0946696116

Anthony Carter and John Walter

The Bayonet: A History of Knife & Sword Bayonets 1850-1970

(Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd, London, 1974).

Egerton Castle

Schools and Masters of Fence from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

(London, 1885, reprinted 1910, Dover Publications, 2003).

ISBN-10: 0486428265

ISBN-13: 978-0486428260

Robert Cato

Moro Swords

(Graham Brash Ltd, 1996).

ISBN-10: 9812180591

ISBN-13: 978-9812180599

John Clements

Renaissance Swordsmanship. The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut and Thrust Swords

(Paladin Press,1998).

ISBN-10: 0873649192

ISBN-13: 978-0873649193

John Clements

Medieval Swordsmanship. Illustrated Methods and Techniques

(Paladin Press,1998).

ISBN-10: 1581600046

ISBN-13: 978-1581600049

M.H. Cole

U.S. Military Knives, Bayonets and Machete - Book 3

(Privately Pub., 1979).

Gary M. Cunningham

American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century

(Scott A. Duff Publications, 1997).

ISBN-10: 1888722088

ISBN-13: 978-1888722086

Czerwinski & Dudek

Szabla Zolnierza Polskiego XIX i XX weik' Sabers of Polish Soldiers, 19th & 20th Centuries

(Warsaw, 1988) (text in Polish).

Hilda Ellis Davidson

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

(Boydell Press, 1998).

ISBN-10: 0851157165

ISBN-13: 978-0851157160

Jim Dawson

Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945

(Stenger-Scott Publishing Company, 1996).

ISBN-10: 0971912726

ISBN-13: 978-0971912724

I. D. Davidson

Bayonet Markings: A Guide for Collectors

(Private Pub., 1973).

Rollin V. Davis Jr.

U.S. Sword Bayonets 1847-1865: A Compilation of Sword Bayonets Issued to the Services of The United States Prior to and During the Civil War

(Privately Pub., 1982).

Clegg Don Furr

American Swords and Makers’ Marks

(Paragon Agency, 1999).

Bashford Dean

Catalogue of European Arms and Armour

(Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1905).

ISBN-10: 1443791830

ISBN-13: 978-1443791830

Anthony D. Darling

Weapons of the Highland Regiments

(Museum Restoration Service, 1998).

ISBN: 0-919316-33-6

Vladimir Dolinek and Jan Durdik

The Encyclopedia of European Historical Weapons

(Hamlyn, 1993).

ISBN: 0-600-57538-1

Edge and Paddock

Arms and Armor of the Medieval Knight

(Bison Books, 1988).

ISBN-10: 0517644681

ISBN-13: 978-0517644683

Eickhorn Catalog 1908

Exports to US and Europe

(Original publication).

Nick Evangelista

The Encyclopedia of the Sword

(Greenwood Press, 1995).

ISBN: 0-313-27896-2

R.D.C. Evans

British Bayonet Letters Patent 1721-1961

(Privately Pub., 1991).

ISBN-10: 0951797204

ISBN-13: 978-0951797204

Charles Ffoulkes

The Armourer and His Craft

(Dover Publications Inc.; Facsimile of 1912 edition, 2003).

ISBN-10: 0486258513

ISBN-13: 978-0486258515

Charles ffoulkes and E. C. Hopkinson

Sword, Lance and Bayonet

(Arms and Armour Press, 1967).

Stephen Fliegel

Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art

(ABRAMS, 2008).

ISBN-10: 0940717921

ISBN-13: 978-0940717923

James D Forman

The Scottish Dirk

(Museum Restoration Service, 1993).

Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory

Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945

(Arms and Armour, 1997).

General Washington’s Swords and Campaign Equipment

(The Mt. Vernon Ladies Association – privately published, 1948).

William Gilkerson

Boarders Away. With Steel, Naval Edged Weapons and Polearms 1626 – 1826

(Andrew Mowbray Publishing, 1991).

ISBN: 0-917218-50-7

Erik Goldstein

The Bayonet in New France 1665-1760. Historical Arms Series No. 35

(Museum Restoration Service,1997).

ISBN-10: 0919316352

ISBN-13: 978-0919316355

Erik Goldstein

The Socket Bayonet in the British Army 1687-1783

(Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 2001).

ISBN-10: 0917218957

ISBN-13: 978-0917218958

Carol Belanger Grafton

Arms and Armor: a Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth Century Sources

(Dover Publications, 1995).

ISBN-10: 0486285618

ISBN-13: 978-0486285610

Stephen Grancsay

Catalogue of Armor: The John Woodman Higgins Armory

(David Press Inc.,1969).

D S H Gyngell

Armourer’s Marks

(Cambridge University Press, New York, 1963).

 

 

 

 

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Antique British Swords – Collecting and Buying from Harvey J S Withers

Do you collect antique British infantry swords, antique British cavalry swords, antique British naval swords or British Royal Airforce swords?

If so, you have come to the right place!

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I would like to introduce myself - my name is Harvey J S Withers and I have been selling antique british swords for over 20 years.  I am also an author of a number of books for the collector of both antique british swords and also world swords - see below:

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New website - www.antiqueswordsonline.com

I have launched a new website - www.antiqueswordsonline.com - that has now taken over from my previous website - www.britishmilitaryswords.co.uk

In this new and exciting website, I am selling a fine selection of antique British swords and edged weapons.  They range in style and period and include British Napoleonic swords, British Victorian or 19th Century swords, British swords from the English Civil War and British swords from the First World War and later.

See some examples of my Antique British Swords

Here are some pictures of antique British swords that I have sold in the past.  I always ensure that the swords are photographed clearly and cover all angles - hilt, blade, blade detail, markings, scabbard etc.

I know what the collector wants and needs to see.

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From left to right:  British 1796 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officer's Sword, British Napoleonic Yeomanry Cavalry Officer's Sword, British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword, British 1803 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword.

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From left to right: British 1827 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword, British 1856 Pattern Bandsman's Sword, British 1845 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword, British 1853 Pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sword.

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Left to right: British 1897 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword, British 1908 Pattern Cavalry Trooper's Sword, British 1912 Pattern Cavalry Officer's Sword, British 1920 Pattern Royal Air Force Officer's Sword.

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Left to right: British 1805 Pattern Naval Officer's Sword, British 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officer's Sword, British 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword, British 1827 Pattern Rifle Officer's Sword

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Please take the time to read my excellent positive customer  feedback (well over 2500 feedbacks to date!) that I have received on eBay since 1999!

Be assured that you are dealing with an established and reputable dealer of over 20 years experience in selling antique swords and edged weapons to customers worldwide.  If you want to confirm these feedbacks please go to eBay and check my User ID - anglianswords.

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RARE FRENCH NAPOLEONIC MODEL ANIX LIGHT CAVALRY TROOPER’S SWORD (#300629914616)

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ORIGINAL NEPALESE C.1900'S BONE-HANDLED GURKHA KUKRI KNIFE (#300629924902)

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UNUSUAL FRENCH(?) NAPOLEONIC HUSSARS MIRLITON HELMET HAT (#300627089579)

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VERY GOOD FRENCH M1829 LIGHT ARTILLERY TROOPER’S SWORD (#300596543417)

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SUPER RARE BRITISH 1845 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD (#300557796224)

Absolutely lovely antique. You are my favorite seller now. THANK YOU!!

RARE RARE NORTH INDIAN C.1800 ARMOUR PIERCING SPEAR (#300555386563)

As described v/well packed fast delivery = a great ebay seller AAAAAAAAA1

SUPER RARE C.1950'S BRITISH RAILWAYS FIREMAN'S HELMET (#300551262294)

Very good sellers, thank you!

FINE C.1800 SINHALESE (SRI LANKAN) KASTANE SWORD (#300551230971)

Easy, Accurate, - Excellent Transaction, A++++++

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Excellent book and excellent seller. Thank you !!!

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300479612229)

Awesome ebayer

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE £36.95 NOW £23.95!! (#300465053180)

Hope to deal with you again. Thank you.

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Good Transaction, thank you.

UNUSUAL BRITISH VICTORIAN NAVAL OFFICER’S DIRK DAGGER (#300545190086)

Nice sword, thanks Harvey.

BRITISH VICTORIAN 1853 PATTERN CAVALRY TROOPER'S SWORD (#300545248687)

Nice sword, thanks Harvey.

GERMAN MODEL 1867/71 CAVALRY TROOPER’S/NCO’S SWORD (#300548817515)

Everything is O.K. Thanks and recommended ++++++

RARE C.1800’S INDIAN-MADE EIC BAKER RIFLE SWORD BAYONET (#300548807539)

Everything's perfect. As usual. Thank's.

SCARCE AMERICAN C.1900 NAVAL TRAINING CUTLASS SWORD (#300545187637)

Great ebay seller. A+ 10/10

RARE SPANISH 19TH CENTURY OFFICER’S SWORD (#300551311450)

Great ebay transaction

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

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WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Ottimo, grazie. Saluti dall'Italia.

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

got a signed book, superb deal, very happy.

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Great book! Promptly delivered. Great communications!

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Well packaged, a pleasure to deal with, would buy from again, highly reommended

BRITISH 1804 PATT NAVAL CUTLASS SWORD - HISTORIC PIECE (#300544101695)

Item shipped well and as described. A great seller! AAA++++++

BRITISH NAPOLEONIC 1805 PATT. NAVAL COMMANDER’S SWORD (#300545191203)

Great sword! My husband is so pleased.We recommend you highly.

SCARCE BRITISH 1895 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD (#300544113444)

Item arrived safely, thank you.

GOOD BRITISH C.1790 NAPOLEONIC CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD (#300545191876)

all good as usual Thanks from Crimson Mist Military Antiques

SCOTTISH VICTORIAN 1831 PATT. BASKET-HILTED BROAD SWORD (#300544115439)

As described, top service, well-packed etc. Nice item at good price.

RARE AND EARLY C.1700 CHINESE FALCHION SWORD (#300545183817)

Outstanding fast service. Great doing business with you. Thanks!

RARE ORIG. ENGLISH C.1800’S NAVAL BOARDING PIKE (#300539424467)

Excellent book

BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS 1786-1912 COLOUR PRICE GUIDE (#300542716719)

great smooth transaction A1 EBAYER

UNIQUE BRITISH C.1800’S NAPOLEONIC REGT SHORT SWORD (#300544120837)

Excellent knife. Better than expected. Am every happy. Thanks!

UNUSUAL C.1900'S SCOTTISH THISTLE POMMEL DAGGER KNIFE (#300526426005)

excellent as usual

SUPERB QUALITY C.WW2 GURKHA FIGHTING KUKRI KNIFE (#300526426870)

nice and safely shipped-I will realy enjoy this book,thank you!!!

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 PRICE GUIDE $55.95 NOW $35.95!! (#300465077399)

Excellent - Thank you.

MINT BRITISH C.WW1 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY NCO’S SWORD (#300538737618)

EXCELENT SELLER one of the best on ebay THANK YOU

ORIGINAL SPANISH C.1800’S CUP HILT RAPIER SWORD (#300536731083)

great deal & great books, fast shipping from UK, excellent ++++++++++++++++

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 + BRITISH SWORDS 1786-1912 (#300538735581)

Amazing Sickle!!! Cannot live without it!!!!

RARE C.1800 NORTH INDIAN/ISLAMIC WAR SICKLE SCYTHE AXE (#300510986328)

Good product, as described

BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS 1786-1912 COLOUR PRICE GUIDE (#300523054165)

OK 100% Thanks

BOWL GUARD/BLADE OF BRITISH 1864 PATT CAV TROOP SWORD (#300510983027)

good

WORLD SWORDS 1400-1945 + BRITISH SWORDS 1786-1912 (#300527404503)

received with thanks

MINT COND. DATED 1941 GURKHA PILLBOX HAT WITH BADGE (#300523474453)

received with thanks

FINE GERMAN MODEL 1918 CAMO HELMET AND LINER #1 (#300528981073)

Great communication. A pleasure to do business with.

GR8 BUYER! BUSINESS CARD Will Save U £'s On All Of Our PACKAGING PRODUCTS

Happy cooperation, thank you!

SUPERB 19TH CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED KLEWANG SWORD (#300515747144)

Very nice.nice seller

RARE BRITISH C.WW1 INFANTRY OFFICER’S SWORD - SCOTTISH? (#300510978575)

Nice item and smooth transaction.

FINE 19TH CENTURY BORNEO DYAK HEADHUNTER’S SWORD (#300534190864)

A nice sword, as described & pictured. Well packaged & reasonable shipping. A++

RARE ENGLISH C.1650 HUNTING HANGER SWORD (#300524208669)

ok...

WELL ETCHED BLADE SCOTTISH PIPER’S DAGGER DIRK (#300532111799)

Item received. Prompt shipping. A+++

RARE 1ST TYPE BRITISH 1859 PATT. SWORD CUTLASS BAYONET (#300510938866)

There are 1000's more of these positive feedbacks on eBay for Harvey Withers - go and take a look and be certain that you are dealing with a trusted seller since 1999!

Harvey Withers – World Swords Book 1400-1945 – Price Guide for Collectors

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World Swords Book 

An Illustrated Price Guide for Collectors

Do you collect antique swords?

Do you want to know the value of your swords?

If so, here is your opportunity to acquire a first edition, author signed (if requested) copy of an important publication for collectors and students of antique military swords.

Over 2000 full colour photographs and illustrations

The book contains over 2000 full colour photographs - many have never been seen in print before.  Each sword listing includes a series of detailed full colour photographs and a concise description, including the current market value of the sword in both $US and £Sterling.

Please look at my sample pages below

Please take the time to look at the sample pages below - each page contains many full colour photographs and illustrations, including a wealth of detailed information aimed specifically at the collector of antique military swords. The swords described in this reference book are the kind of edged weapons that the collector will regularly encounter at Antique Arms Shows and auctions.  For more information about this book  just click on the images below.

An essential guide to identify and value your antique swords

Each chapter has a summary of the historical background for particular sword types and also essential tips for collecting a diverse range of antique sword types. Categories include:

Cavalry swords

Infantry Swords

Naval Swords

Air Force Swords

Rapiers

Scottish Basket Hilts

Smallswords

Japanese Swords

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FOR MORE INFORMATON ON MY OTHER ANTIQUE SWORD BOOKS PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW

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Harvey Withers – Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords #3

Here is another posting in a series of articles looking at some of my favourite antique swords...

Over the years, I have come across thousands of unusual and interesting swords and I thought that it would be good to share with you some of the best.  They don't come in any particular order of merit but check back often as I will be adding more on a regular basis.

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Background

This is a very interesting example of a La Tene culture Celtic warrior's sword.  The La Tene culture is named as such from the site of La Tene near Lake Neuchatel, in Switzerland, where in 1857, a large hoard of Celtic artifacts was found, including many swords.

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The Sword

This sword is quite typical of many La Tene culture warrior's broadswords and consists of a bronze, antenna-type pommel, with a wide, double-edged blade with a distinctive rib that runs the length of the blade.

The Scabbard

The sword comes complete with its original iron scabbard although the blade cannot be sheathed - I never tried to force it into the scabbard so it might have been possible - it certainly is the right length for the blade.

© Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords article #3 by Harvey Withers – harveywithers.com

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Harvey Withers – Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords #2

Here is another posting in a series of articles looking at some of my favourite antique swords...

Over the years, I have come across thousands of unusual and interesting swords and I thought that it would be good to share with you some of the best.  They don't come in any particular order of merit but check back often as I will be adding more on a regular basis.

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Background

This is a very attractive late-17th Century English silver-hilted hanger and is typical of a type that came into vague towards the end of the century and was carried by both infantry and naval officers.  In recent years, it has been most associated with English naval officers as we see a number of these swords depicted in contemporary paintings of English naval officers.

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Hilt style

The hallmarked silver hilt has a D-guard knucklebow that is decorated with baroque style figures.  The pommel is heavily decorated with chrubic heads and this theme is continued at the quillon finials.

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Blade

The blade is flat-backed, slightly curved and with no fuller(s).  It is also heavily impressed to both sides with a half moon armourer's stamp.  It is likely that the blade is German (Solingen) in origin as many blades were imported into England at this time where they would have been attached to English-made hilts.

© Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords #2 article by Harvey Withers – harveywithers.com

DO YOU COLLECT ANTIQUE SWORDS?

IF SO, YOU WILL NEED THESE BOOKS!

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Harvey Withers – Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords #1

Here is the first of a series of articles looking at some of my favourite antique swords...

Over the years, I have come across thousands of unusual and interesting antique swords and I thought that it would be good to share with you some of the best.  They don't come in any particular order of merit but check back often as I will be adding more on a regular basis.

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Background

This interesting ordinary seaman's naval cutlass was produced in large quantities for the Dutch East India Company (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_East_India_Company) in the late-18th Century and is of a type that was manufactured in Solingen, Germany from the early 1700's right through to the 19th Century.

It is a pretty scarce sword and I have only come across a few examples in many years.  It is of very simple construction and consists of an  iron double shell-guard and open knuckle bow, faceted pommel and turned wooden grip.  The blade is slightly curved and single-edged (double-edged towards the end of the blade) and single-fullered.   The blade is stamped with the VOC company motif and the date of 1787.  The VOC stands for Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, VOC - United East India Company - and is found on many of their swords.

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Handling the Cutlass

When I first handled the cutlass I was surprised at how light it was and also skeptical as to its effectiveness in battle as the iron shell guards do appear to be quite thin and against a heavy edged weapon, I would not fancy my chances.  Saying that, it was probably a useful weapon if wielded against comparable cutlasses and would also have been light and flexible during an onboard melee.

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Pleasing Patina

What I like about this cutlass is the simplicity of design and also the pleasing patina to both hilt and blade - thankfully, it has not been attacked by any abrasives and has retained a great age colour - this is how you want to find original antique swords but unfortunately, most have been cleaned and polished over the years - I don't blame the original owners - swords, particularly examples with brass fittings, were rarely left alone and if it was a family sword, you wanted to keep it shiny and attractive as a mark of respect and appreciation.

© Musings on my Favourite Antique Swords article #1 by Harvey Withers - harveywithers.com

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Professional Appraisal and Valuation Service for Your Antique Swords

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Have you ever wondered about the true value of your antique swords and edged weapons?

Would you like to have them identified and to know their value for insurance purposes?

I have been both a collector and dealer in antique swords and edged weapons for many years and am also the author of a number of books on antique swords and their values - see below for images of my books written to date.

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Appraisal Certificate

I will provide you with a detailed appraisal certificate that can be either directly mailed/posted or e-mailed to you quickly and efficiently.

This will contain a full description of your item including a statement of its current market value in both $US dollars or $Sterling.  If you want me to use another currency - no problem - just let me know - take a look below for an example of my appraisal certificate.

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Multiple items?

If you have multiple items to be appraised, please contact me at sales@antiqueswordsonline.com and I will quote you a specific price for a combined appraisal.

Customer photographs

My intention is to provide you with an accurate appraisal and to do this I need to view a selection of photographs of the item(s) to be appraised.  Please e-mail your photographs to me at sales@antiqueswordsonline.com.

Good photographs

I have included some full colour examples of the kind of camera shots that are needed in order to provide an accurate appraisal of your item(s).  I suggest that you use the highest quality setting on your camera and photograph the item(s) in plenty of natural light or with a clear and defined background.  Here they are:

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Markings and Decoration

Look out for and photograph any markings or decoration to the sword, particularly regimental motifs, names and maker or inspection marks.  Make sure that you take shots of these as they can have an important bearing on the value of a sword.  Please also include shots of any damage or repairs made to the sword.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Please feel free to contact me at any time with your queries and I will get back to you promptly.  I look forward to appraising your swords!