British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part One

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Harvey J S Withers

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Price: £17.95

Number 5 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

Bibliography

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British Napoleonic Infantry Swords Part Two

by

Harvey J S Withers

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Price: £17.95

Number 6 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

Bibliography

BUY PART ONE AND PART TWO TOGETHER – SPECIAL DEAL HERE

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Cavalry Swords of the World 1600-1945 – A Price Guide for Collectors

by

Harvey J S Withers

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With over 900 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

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

Book length is 112 pages

Price: £24.95

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

The Current Antique Sword Market

Market Value for Each Individual Sword

Collecting Antique Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

Bibliography

 

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British Napoleonic Naval Officers’ Swords

by

Harvey J S Withers

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 64 pages

Price: £17.95

Number 7 in a new series on British military swords

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

 Examples of  British Napoleonic Naval Officers’ Swords

 Sword Makers

Maker Marks

Collecting Napoleonic Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

Bibliography

 

SEE THE SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW:

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Scottish Basket-hilted Swords of the 17th and 18th Century

by

Harvey J S Withers

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With over 300 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 96 pages

Price: £23.95

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

Examples of the Scottish Basket-hilted Sword

Sword Makers & Maker Marks

Collecting Scottish Basket-hilted Swords

Care and Preservation of Antique Swords

Bibliography

 

SEE THE SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW:

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Scottish Dirks and Sgian Dubhs

by

Harvey J S Withers

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With over 900 full colour illustrations and photographs

Glossy softback booklet

Book length is 186 pages

Price: £29.95

BOOK INCLUDES:

Historical Background

18th Century Scottish Highland Dirks

19th Century Scottish Highland Dirks

20th Century Scottish Highland Dirks

British Army Scottish Highland Pattern Dirks

19th Century Scottish Highland Sgian Dubhs

20th Century Scottish Highland Sgian Dubhs

Maker’s and Markings

Collecting Dirks and Sgian Dubhs

Care and Preservation of Antique Edged Weapons

Bibliography

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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 [email protected] 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.

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!

Antique Swords for Sale

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Antique Swords for Sale

To see quality antique swords for sale in my online sword shop, please image below.

See a wide selection of quality antique swords, including infantry swords, cavalry swords, naval swords, rapiers, smallswords, japanese swords, scottish swords, air force swords.  Stock is changing every week – bookmark this site!

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Antique Swords Books for the Collector

I am also the author of a number of specialist price guides and reference books for the collector of antique swords and edged weapons.  For more information on these full colour books packed with photographs and illustrations please click here.

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Personal level of Service

I am committed to providing my valued customers with a constantly changing and varied inventory of quality antique swords, edged weapons and militaria.  Each item includes a full and accurate description, high resolution photographs, a personal guarantee of authenticity and the promise of a truly personal level of service. I have been a dealer in antique swords and edged weapons for many years and value the importance of establishing longstanding relationships with all my customers.

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Please take the time to read my excellent positive customer  feedback here (well over 5000 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 – militariahub

Best wishes,

Harvey Withers

 

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!

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

In this new and exciting website, I am selling a fine selection of militaria and 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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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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