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    • "Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Luftwaffe"

      $69.95

      By Thomas T. Wittmann. Hardbound, dust jacket, 350 pages. Examines the dress daggers and swords of the German Luftwaffe. The designs covered include the long DLV patterns, the Glider Pilot designs of the NSFK and DLV, Ist and @nd model Luftwaffe patterns, the Luftwaffe sword and the General OFficer Dengen. Many are pictured for the first time in color. Price: $69.95@

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      "Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Army"

      $69.95

      By Thomas T. Wittmann. Hardbound, dust jacket, 270 pages. Provides the first in-depth analysis of the dress daggers worn by the German Army. The easy-to-understand text and proffesional photos analyze, disect and interpret German daggers in a manner never before attempted. Features a close-up examination of the use of exclusive trademarks, grips, crossguards, pommels, scabbards, blades, leather washers, and even screws. Intended as the first of a series which will be devoted to detailing all Third Reich dress dagger types. Price: MINT $69.95@

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      "F.W. Assmann and Sohne Sales Catalog Reprint"

      $20.00

      Softbound, 108 pages with hundreds of illustrations. From the late 1930's, this fascimile reprint of the F.W. Assmann & Sohne catalog provides a wealth of information on identification and use of hundreds of items produced by this well-known firm, including cap and uniform insignia; medals; badges; gorgets; belt buckles; dagger hanger hardware; buttons. Other accouterments are illustrated and described for the Luftwaffe, Kreigsmarine, Heer, Polizei, SS, and all other branches of the NSDAP. Price: $20.00

    • "WKC-Waffenfabrik G.M.B.H. Catalog Reprint"

      $12.00

      This is an exact copy of the 1938 edition of the famous German WKC edged weapon catalog. Pictures the entire line of WKC swords and daggers and provides the original factory item numbers for each peice. Is also complete with the WKC factory price list No.19. Softbound. Price: $12.00 NOTE: A few original copies of this rare sales catalog are available from JRB&M for $110.00-$195.00 each, depending on condition.

    • "German Daggers and Dress Sidearms of World War II"

      $25.00

      By Kurt- Gerhard Klietmann. Paperback. First available in 1967, this long out-of-print softbound reference is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Shows the basic daggers and includes a succinct commentary on each. Contains 50 pages of text, a glossary of terms and a nomenclature page for both Price: MINT $25.@

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      "Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich", Volume VIII

      $58.50

      Hardbound. Dust Jacket. 364 pages. (1st edition.) Autographed copies on request. Illustrated with excellent photos and artwork. Features the author's first person account of his ties to the German blade-producing city of Solingen; photos of many of the famous Solingen edged weapon manufacturing firms, past and present; anexhaustive study of the dress daggers of the RLB organization; the truth about the most sought-after, one-of-a-kind, Hermann Goring Reichsmarschall dagger; rare and unusual Third Reich edged weapons belonging to Luftwaffe General von Creigern, Navy Admiral von Nordeck, and a complete RLB prototype bayonet; an expanded update on current retail market values for all standard Third Reich regulation and miniature edged weapons and their accompanying accouterments; uncommon manufacturer trademarks not featured in Volumes I-VII; a comprehensive review of Third Reich edged weapons in wear; additional revelations from the Carl Eickhorn, WKC, and other Solingen manufacturers' 1933-1945 factory files; the continued in-depth treatment of the WWII combat boot knives. ISBN: 0-944432-05-0 Price: $58.50@

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      "Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich", Volume VI

      $58.50

      Hardbound. (1st edition.) Autographed copies on request. Dust Jacket. 338 pages. Illustrated with excellent photos and artwork. Provides the first in-depth treatment of numerous materials and production techniques employed in the manufacture of German edged weapons. Contains a detailed study of three German artists who designed the majority of the standard model dress daggers and selected honor pieces. Provides a look at NPEA institutions and their three model dress sidearms. Inclued is an extensive chapter devoted soley to the beautiful Carl Eickhorn Showroom swords. The most comprehensive data on the Paul Muller Turkish Damascus edged weapons can also be found in this reference. Numerous rare and unusual Third Reich blades are featured for the first time, as well as an expanded update on current market values for all standard Third Reich edged weapons and thier accouterments. ISBN: 0-944432-01-8 Price: $58.50@

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      "Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich", Volume V

      $58.50

      Hardbound. Newly reprinted 2nd edition! 350 pages. Dust Jacket. Illustrated with excellent photographs and artwork. This REPRINTED 5th volume contains a completely rewritten chapter on the dress daggers of the SS; a close look at the dress sidearms of the Third Reich diplomats and government officials; the first detailed study of the weapons worn by the Water Protection Police; instructions on how to photograph and display your edged weapon collection; information on proper weapon repair and maintenance; photos of unusual blades including additional uncommon blade trademarks; a review of edged weapons in wear; and much more. ISBN: 0-9600906-8-1 Price: $58.50@

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