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Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition

Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition
Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition

Naval Swords & Dirks - Napoleonic & later - Limited Edition

This two volume work includes 174 British, 21 French and 33 American swords, dirks, cutlasses & hangers. Included are fine images of hilts, but also all makers’ scabbard cartouches and details of blade design and marks, (1,750 plus colour images). In addition, the text provides a lively commentary by a collector written for fellow collectors and curators which includes a detailed description of each piece and biographical information to the many provenanced swords. A Glossary and comprehensive Index are also provided.

 

Included in this collection are:

 

  • Captain Broke’s fighting sword which he used when he and his men from HMS Shannon boarded and took USS Chesapeake. The shortest frigate action on record, (15 minutes).
  • Captain Hardinge’s fighting sword which he wore when mortally wounded during the action between HMS San Fiorenzo and La Piemontaise. The longest frigate action on record, (three days).
  • The sword surrendered to Captain Edward Pellew of HMS Nymph when she captured La Cleopatre, the first frigate action of the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • The sword surrendered to Captain Edmund Palmer of HMS Hebrus when she captured L’Etoile, the last frigate action of the Napoleonic Wars.

 

Published by Sim Comfort Associates. The work comprises 559 pages printed on Regency Klassica 100 gsm paper and bound within two volumes small quarto (28.5 cm / 11.25 inches x 22 cm / 8.65 inches) complete with dust wrappers and a fine slip case.

Limited edition of 750 numbered sets.

Note: Publisher Sim Comfort is the noted expert on all matters relating to Napoleonic naval warfare.

Price:

150.00

Please click here to send an email about this item, or phone 00 44 (0) 1694 781354 to arrange or discuss purchase, quoting stock number: b001444

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