German Swords of World War II - A Photographic Reference: Vol. 2: Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, SA, SS. The second volume of a three volume set on World War II German swords by LTC Ret.Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher. The Table of Contents pictured above covers all three volumes. This book, volume 2, covers Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, SA and SS. Johnson is the author of some twenty-six reference books on the subject of German edged weaponry.
This sword series has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basis patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational, and adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one finds the historical background, the manufacturing techniques, constructional information, the actual basic patterns, variations and rarities, and a whole host of salient facts of absorbing interest.
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