Bouder, CO: Sycamore Island Books, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover in New Dust Jacket. Covers English sword makers from the 14th century and Scottish makers from the 16th century all the way through the renowned Wilkinson Sword Company and other major sword manufacturers of today. The important early English sword- and blade-making communities of Hounslow Heath and Shotley Bridge, and the influential Cutlers Company of London. Early armorers who made swords. The many types of craftsmen associated with sword production, including hilt, blade and scabbard makers and decorators; and goldsmiths and silversmiths who decorated, mounted, assembled and sold swords. Cutlers, merchants, outfitters and exporters who sold swords, including those who exported swords to the United States. The book concludes with dozens of beautiful illustrations of hilt designs taken directly from famed sword hilt maker Matthew Boulton’s 18th-century pattern book and more than 450 spectacular photographs of English and Scottish swords of every type and era from some of the world’s major collections. 424 pages, illustrated. MINT, New Old Stock. Item #9240
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