Antique Collector - Militaria, Arms and Armour


Collecting Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria.
Since Cain killed his brother Abel it seems like mankind has been on the defensive!
Antiques known collectively as militaria cover a huge number of interests and it is for this reason that many collectors choose to concentrate on a particular subject or historic period, rather than arms and armour in general.

From weapons, armour, uniforms and headdresses, medals, badges, swords and other edged weapons, firearms, trophies, belt clasps and plates, right down to pictures, letters, prints, postcards and even cigarette cards, all bring alive the times, the leaders and the heroes that gave us our fascinating history.
As early pieces have become increasingly scarce, good items from the late 19th and early 20th Century campaigns are finding keen and enthusiastic collectors.


Antique Militaria, Arms and Armour


The Connoisseur's Book of Japanese Swords Kokan Nagayama, Kenji Mishina
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5 Star



A comprehensive guide to the appreciation and appraisal of Japanese swords, complete with historical background, terms and the workmanship of the foremost schools and smiths.


The Complete Book of Knife Collecting and Values
by B. Levine
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4 Star



Everything you need to know to successfully collect knives. Knife collecting is a rapidly growing international activity where "finds" are still plentiful. There is detailed coverage of the important aspects of knife collecting, followed by major sections on popular collectible folding knives and fixed blade knives. Each section goes into great detail about companies, brands and models. The book is clear and logical, making it accessible to novice and advanced collectors.



This is an in-depth study of more than 100 special weapons developed for use as part of the armoury of the traditional martial arts of Japan. Each weapon is illustrated with detailed photographs to support the text explaining its history and usage. There are also photographs which show present-day grandmasters demonstrating how each weapon was used.


Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts
by Serge Mol
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5 Star



The Teutonic Knights were powerful and ferocious advocates of holy war. Their history is suffused with crusading, campaigning and struggle. Feared by their enemies but respected by medieval Christendom, the knights and their Order maintained a firm hold over the Baltic and northern Germany and established a formidable regime which flourished across Central Europe for 300 years. This major new book surveys the gripping history of the knights and their Order.


The Teutonic Knights: A Military History
by William Urban
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3 Star




"Gun Digest": The World's Greatest Gun Book
by Ken Ramage
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0 Star



"The World's Greatest Gun Book" exceeds all expectations. Includes striking photos of the finest engraved and custom guns available. All-new feature articles, fresh new product reports, and a completely updated catalogue and reference section round out this new edition. New product reports represent diverse firearms-related topics including scopes and mounts, European guns, handloading, as well as rifles, shotguns and pistols.


Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths: 1868 - Present by Leo Kapp
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4 Star



This illustrated guide to the development of the Japanese sword in the modern era concentrates on the techniques and output of the best smiths. It includes a detailed look at the swords used during World War II and should be of interest to collectors and enthusiasts.



Product details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Co ,U.S.; 2r.e. edition (Sep 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0883171759
ISBN-13: 978-0883171752
Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches


Antique Guns: The Collector's Guide
by John E. Traister
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0 Star



Truly the best reference and price guide available for antique American arms. The combination of historical reference, vastness of scope, and authoritative pricing make this the ultimate antique American arms value guide. The world's best-known antique arms dealer and authority expands and updates prices and adds more historic information in this new eighth edition. Identify and price more than 4,000 antique American firearms manufactured from the colonial era to 1900.


Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms & Their Values Flayderman
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0 Star



Collecting Military Medals: A Beginner's Guide
Colin Narbeth
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0 Star



The earliest British medals were issued to the Navy, beginning with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Britain's outstanding imperial history dating to modern times means that there is a vast field of military medals covering service in Africa, India and China awaiting the attention of the collector. There are also collections relating to major wars, including the Crimean War, Boer War and the two World Wars.


A Collector's Guide to Swords, Daggers and Cutlasses Gerald Weland
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3 Star



Discusses the evolution of edged weapons, including western and oriental swords, naval weapons, and knives, and helps the collector assess the value of individual weapons.




Inspired by the 1943 US "Quartermaster Government Issue Supply Catalog", this collection features photographs of the American soldier's kit from 1943 to 1945. Text notes and extended captions accompany the photographs.



G.I. Collector's Guide by Henri-Paul Enjames
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0 Star



Product details
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Naval & Military Press Ltd; New Ed edition (Jan 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1843421747
ISBN-13: 978-1843421740
Dimensions: 11.5 x 8 x 0.9 inches


Naval Long Service Medals 1830-1990 by
Kenneth Douglas-Morris
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0 Star


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Arms and Armour"

by David Nicolle
cover
Medieval Costume,
Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner
cover
European Weapons
and Armour

by Ewart Oakeshott
cover
Flayderman's Guide to
Antique American Firearms

by Norm Flayderman
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