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Theater Made Military Knives of World War II (Schiffer Military History Book)

Theater Made Military Knives of World War II (Schiffer Military History Book)
Autor: Bill Wright
Data publikacji: 2004-09
ISBN: 9780764313905
Wydawca: Schiffer Publishing
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 28.2 x 21.8 x 2.8 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 256
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Opis produktu:

The collecting of military theater made knives of World War II is one of the fastest growing fields of collecting in America today. These knives are very historical. They were individually handmade by people who wanted to contribute to the war effort, as well as the service men who used them. Most of these knives differ in style and have very colorful handles. This is the only book available that donates its entire contents to the collecting of theater made knives and their values.

Since every theater made knife is inherently different, it is impossible to document even a small percentage of the variations and styles. Some theater knives were fashioned for function out of necessity under duress and some were carefully put- together works of art made by skilled artisans in a shop aboard a ship or elsewhere that allowed for stunning craftsmanship to be realized. This book is useful in that it shows numerous examples of both ends of the spectrum. The photos are excellent. The format is the only criticism I have. Using the price guide is of nominal value, but I would say that the price guide is speculative anyway since many considerations go into determining value of one-off items. All of the information and the photos in this book are scattered all over the Internet at various sites along with many more times the amount of photos and information; but I LOVE books, and I like having a tangible, visual reference I can sit down with even though the Internet provides more depth and breadth if you are a savvy user. But you have to know how to phrase searches to find things and this book can serve as a great primer to the subject as well as entertain an advanced collector just based on the photos.

About the Author

Bill Wright is an author and photographer. He serves on the Texas Commission for the Arts and is past chairman of the Texas Historical Foundation. He is the author of several books, including Portraits from the Desert and The Texas Outback. He lives in Big Bend, Texas.

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