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“Naval Swords & Dirks“
Two Volume Limited Edition
Compiled by Mr. Sim Comfort
Land And Sea Collection,
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY FROM FLORIDA, USA
Limited edition 750 boxed sets.
Low Price $275.00 includes shipping to 48 contiguous States
PRESENTED is a limited edition, two volume, study of British, French and American naval
swords, cutlasses and dirks used during the Age of Fighting Sail. Naval Swords and Dirks is comprised of the weapons that a naval officer and his men would have used to gain their fame and sometimes their fortune. The publisher's purpose is to provide a catalog of weapons featuring groups of color images for
each of the 174 British, 21 French and 33 American hangers, cutlasses, officers’ swords and dirks with complete details
as to their design, history and use.
Included are closeup images of hilts, and also of all makers’ markings,
scabbard cartouche, and details of blade design and other marks. There is a bounty of 750 plus full color images.
In addition, the text provides a lively commentary by a knowledgeable collector. It is written for fellow collectors
and museum curators and includes a detailed description of each piece and biographical information to the swords
provenance. A Glossary and comprehensive Index are also provided.
Ivory grip with brass
Five ball relieved guard with fouled anchor
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 killed 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 Cleopatra, the
first frigate action of the French Revolutionary Wars.
- The sword surrendered to Captain Edmund Palmer of HMS Hebrus
captured L’Etoile, the last frigate action of the Napoleonic Wars.
The work comprises 559 pages printed on GardaPat 13 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.
is am example of pages, 300 and 301.
The limited edition of 750 boxed sets is available for $275 plus $15.00
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