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Bayonets of the First World War

This detailed, concise look at World War I bayonets presents, in over 270 color images, their development and use throughout the war. Bayonets of all war combatants are covered: Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and the United States. The superb quality photography shows full views of bayonets and accessories, while close-up images offer a clear look at hilts, connection points, blades, and a wide variety of manufacturer’s markings.

80 pages.

Authors: Claude Bera and Bernard Aubry. Hard cover.

30.00

German Military Rifles vol.2

400 pages, approx. 750 colour photographs, contemporary BW-photographs and illustrations, bound in linen with a protective cover. Format: 29.5 x 26.0 cm Author: Dr. Dieter Storz. Weight: 3,50 kg. 

 

 

89.90

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German Military Rifles vol.1

392 pages, approx. 900 colour photographs, contemporary BW-photographs and illustrations, bound in linen with a protective cover. Format: 29.5 x 26.0 cm Author: Dr. Dieter Storz.

85.90

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"With drawn sword" Austro-Hungarian edged weapons 1848-1914

544 pages, approx. 1200 colour photographs, contemporary BW-photographs and illustrations, bound in linen with a protective cover. Format: 29.5 x 26.0 cm Authors: Dr. M. Christian Ortner, Erich Artlieb. Weight: 3 kg. 

95.00

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  An Encyclopedia of German Tradenames and Trademarks 1900-1945: Firearms, Optics, Edged Weapons..

288 pages. This comprehensive and easy to use reference covers the prominent brand names and proprietary markings that appear on German small arms, optics and edged weapons between 1900-1945 and is aimed at the World War II German militaria, cutlery, and small arms collector. The author provides a broad overview of the early marketing industry, the development of regional identities, and major tradenames and trademarks used by German companies during the period. The first half of this in-depth study lists and defines hundreds of terms, names, and misnomers of the various Imperial and National Socialist-era manufacturers. The second half of the work is made up of hundreds of logo and trademark illustrations as well as official and manufacturing markings commonly found on end products. Author: W. Darrin Weaver

 

 

 
85.00

German Daggers of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Volume 1- Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine

 This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Daggers of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Volume 2- SA, Feldherrnhalle, SS, NSKK, NPEA, RAD, Hitlerjugend

Pages: 384. This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Daggers of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Volume 2-DLV/NSFK • Diplomats • Red Cross • Police and Fire • RLB • TENO • Customs • Reichsbahn • Postal • Hunting and Forestry

Pages: 320. This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Daggers of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Volume 4-Recently Surfaced Rare and Unusual Dress Daggers - Hermann Göring - Bejeweled Dress Daggers - Reproductions - Solingen Update

Pages: 112. This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
40.00

Imperial German Edged Weaponry: Volume One: Army and Cavalry

Pages: 328. This three volume set on Imperial German swords, daggers, and bayonets is a follow-up to the author's successful and highly acclaimed four-volume series on World War II German (2005), and his equally heralded three-volume series on World War II German swords (2006) - both sets from Schiffer Publishing. These new Imperial volumes are the result of many years of arduous research on both sides of the Atlantic with several dozen advanced Imperial blade collectors making contributions. Additionally, the author's long-term relationship with key personnel in the Solingen edged weapon industry opened numerous doors in the preparation of this invaluable reference series. No one can doubt the fact that the quality of the Imperial sidearms far surpasses their subsequent mass-produced Third Reich counterparts. The author was afforded complete access to two of the most advanced Imperial edged weapon collections in the United States and one in Germany. Whether you own a single Imperial German edged weapon or have a massive collection of these beautiful artifacts, this series of references will greatly expand your knowledge and appreciation of these unique sidearms and will prove to be a must for all German edged weapon aficionados. Authors: Thomas Johnson with Victor Diehl and Thomas Wittmann. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

Imperial German Edged Weaponry: Volume Two. Naval dirks and sabers

Pages: 256. This three volume set on Imperial German swords, daggers, and bayonets is a follow-up to the author's successful and highly acclaimed four-volume series on World War II German (2005), and his equally heralded three-volume series on World War II German swords (2006) - both sets from Schiffer Publishing. These new Imperial volumes are the result of many years of arduous research on both sides of the Atlantic with several dozen advanced Imperial blade collectors making contributions. Additionally, the author's long-term relationship with key personnel in the Solingen edged weapon industry opened numerous doors in the preparation of this invaluable reference series. No one can doubt the fact that the quality of the Imperial sidearms far surpasses their subsequent mass-produced Third Reich counterparts. The author was afforded complete access to two of the most advanced Imperial edged weapon collections in the United States and one in Germany. Whether you own a single Imperial German edged weapon or have a massive collection of these beautiful artifacts, this series of references will greatly expand your knowledge and appreciation of these unique sidearms and will prove to be a must for all German edged weapon aficionados. Authors: Thomas Johnson with Victor Diehl and Thomas Wittmann. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

Imperial German Edged Weaponry: Volume Three: Automobile and Aero Corps, Government and Civilian, Hunting, Colonial, Kinder

Pages: 328. This three volume set on Imperial German swords, daggers, and bayonets is a follow-up to the author's successful and highly acclaimed four-volume series on World War II German (2005), and his equally heralded three-volume series on World War II German swords (2006) - both sets from Schiffer Publishing. These new Imperial volumes are the result of many years of arduous research on both sides of the Atlantic with several dozen advanced Imperial blade collectors making contributions. Additionally, the author's long-term relationship with key personnel in the Solingen edged weapon industry opened numerous doors in the preparation of this invaluable reference series. No one can doubt the fact that the quality of the Imperial sidearms far surpasses their subsequent mass-produced Third Reich counterparts. The author was afforded complete access to two of the most advanced Imperial edged weapon collections in the United States and one in Germany. Whether you own a single Imperial German edged weapon or have a massive collection of these beautiful artifacts, this series of references will greatly expand your knowledge and appreciation of these unique sidearms and will prove to be a must for all German edged weapon aficionados. Authors: Thomas Johnson with Victor Diehl and Thomas Wittmann. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Swords of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Vol.1: Army

 Pages: 304.  This three volume set on World War II German swords by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, is a follow-up to his successful and highly acclaimed four volume series on World War II German daggers by Schiffer Publishing (1995). Johnson is the author of some twenty-six reference books on the subject of German edged weaponry. This sword series has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basis patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational, and adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one finds the historical background, the manufacturing techniques, constructional information, the actual basic patterns, variations and rarities, and a whole host of salient facts of absorbing interest.

Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Swords of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Vol.2: Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, SA, SS

 Pages: 304.  This three volume set on World War II German swords by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, is a follow-up to his successful and highly acclaimed four volume series on World War II German daggers by Schiffer Publishing (1995). Johnson is the author of some twenty-six reference books on the subject of German edged weaponry. This sword series has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basis patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational, and adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one finds the historical background, the manufacturing techniques, constructional information, the actual basic patterns, variations and rarities, and a whole host of salient facts of absorbing interest.

Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

German Swords of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Vol.3: DLV, Diplomats , Customs, Police and Fire, Justice, Mining, Railway, Etc.

 Pages: 336.  This three volume set on World War II German swords by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, is a follow-up to his successful and highly acclaimed four volume series on World War II German daggers by Schiffer Publishing (1995). Johnson is the author of some twenty-six reference books on the subject of German edged weaponry. This sword series has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basis patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational, and adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one finds the historical background, the manufacturing techniques, constructional information, the actual basic patterns, variations and rarities, and a whole host of salient facts of absorbing interest.

Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover

 

 


 
80.00

World War II German War Booty: A Study in Photographs

368 pages.

This new illustrated book by noted Third Reich edged weapon author, collector, and dealer Thomas Johnson explores the vast array of militaria “liberated” from Germany by U.S. soldiers during the Second World War. The book contains over 580 beautiful full-color, large-format photographs of German daggers, swords, helmets, uniforms, insignia, award documents, weapons, and many other rare and unusual items. Also included is a generous selection of World War II era photographs showing many items in the act of being liberated.

Author: Thomas M. Johnson. Hard cover.

 

 


 
80.00