The British Pattern 1796 Cavalry Sword
This book is dedicated at collectors of British Cavalry Swords in a form informative guide.The essential features of sword hilt recognition, the prime means of recognizing a cavalry sword, are made by photographs and descriptions of swords from the authors own collection, supported by sketches of sword hilts. Besides of many technical parameters and data relating to building particular samples of swords and its patterns, there are also many not commonly known historical descriptions of places and people connected to them.
This unique album-book has presented, so far not anywhere published, the world's only known example of the sabre M1796 equipped (from the cutting edge side) with a combined saw blade.
The added value of this book is, undoubtedly, a very interesting text: "The transformation of the British Army at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." written by professor Thaddeus M. Klupczynski.