Fighting Knives: Illustrated Guide to Fighting Knives and Military Survival Weapons of the World
Illustrated Guide to Fighting Knives and Military Survival Weapons of the World (Hardcover)
by Frederick J Stephens
SOLD at Staffordshire Militaria Fair October 2017, but we will try to find another copy. If you have one to sell please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
First Edition 1980 with over 600 illustrations, this compendium provides an invaluable guide to the fighting knives and general 'survival weapons' that may be encountered by the collector today. Including:
First World War conversion daggers
Allied knives of the first world war
German trench daggers
Robbins of Dudley
The British Gravity knife
Second World War knives
The Commandos and the Fairbairn-Sykes knife
Concealed and assassination weapons
Post War knives
The knife, as weapon and tool, has been as essential part of a warrior's equipment throughout recorded history.
Military technology develops almost daily, new ideas come and go, but the fighting knife and its close cousin, the bayonet, remain.
They become modified, improved upon, restyled, updated and completely rebuilt - yet they still emerge in the same basic form of a hilt and a blade, and the ultimate purpose is no different to what it was in antiquity.