Copy of Peter Taylor's book on Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939 -1948. This is the soft cover version. Covers insignia used by units such as SAS, LRDG, Commandos, Chindits etc. Book in very good condition. £10 including UK postage.
THE FAIRBAIRN SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE AND OTHER COMMANDO KNIVES
Published in 2013.
The research that has gone into this book reveals for the first time the World War 2 contract records as detailed by the Ministry of Supply, and provides proof from the records of Wilkinson Sword that the almost mythical 3 inch crossguard 1st Pattern F-S knife did exist. The book also gives details of inspection marks found on F-S knives and those responsible for such inspection, and provides illustrations of many of the variants of the knife that can be found. Chapters on fakes, the F-S knives of other Nations, and other types of knife used by the Commandos of World War 2 are also included.
Softcover. 263 pages, 463 black and white images.
£42 including postage and packing.
Good second hand copy of Fred Stephens iconic Fighting Knives book. Published by Arms and Armour Press in1980. Gives good coverage of a range of Military Fighting Knives and has good chapters on the ROBBINS DUDLEY knives as well as the British Gravity Knife.
£40 including UK postage.
THE LONDON KNIFE BOOK
Published in 2008 this book covers the hisory of the London Cutlery trade by listing some 1000 plus names of those involved in making and selling knives in London. Illustrated with many London made and retailed knives including some very important Bowies this book provides an important resource to those not only interested in London knives but also to antique knife collectors in general.
Hard cover format.
1 copy available at £25.