Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland

Swords and Sword Makers of England and Scotland

by Richard H. Bezdek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581606737
Publisher: Paladin Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard H. Bezdek has been collecting English and Scottish swords for more than 25 years. He has become a leading authority on the history of edged weapons in the United States as well as a highly sought after sword appraiser.

Table of Contents

Introduction • 1 Chapter 1 Rulers of England • 3 Chapter 2 Cavalry Swords Made at the Enfield Royal Small Arms Manufactory • 7 Chapter 3 The Sword and Blade Making Center of Hounslow Heath • 9 Chapter 4 The Sword and Blade Making Center of Shotley Bridge (The Hollow Sword Blade Company) • 19 Chapter 5 German Edged Weapon Makers and Retailers Who Had Offices or Agents in London • 27 Chapter 6 English Cutlers Who Were Appointed Sword Cutler to the Board of Ordnance • 29 Chapter 7 English Sword Blade Markings • 31 Chapter 8 The Cutlers Company of London • 33 Chapter 9 English Sword Makers, Cutlers, Dealers, and Craftsmen Who Mounted Swords • 35 Chapter 10 English Sword Makers, Cutlers, and Dealers Who Exported Swords to the United States • 217 Chapter 11 English Armourers • 221 Chapter 12 Rulers of Scotland • 227 Chapter 13 Scottish Words Pertaining to Swords and Sword Guards • 229 Chapter 14 Scottish Royal Armourers and Cutlers • 231Chapter 15 Scottish Sword Makers, Dealers, Cutlers, and Craftsmen Who Mounted Swords • 233 English Sword Photo Section • 269 Scottish Sword Photo Section • 361 Bibliography and Reference Material on English and Scottish Swords and Sword Makers • 387

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