Here is the largest book ever published on English and Scottish swords and sword makers from the 14th century to the present. Includes much never-before-published information on the swords and the men who made, decorated and sold them, plus more than 450 spectacular photos of English and Scottish swords of every type and era.
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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