This is a superbly illustrated book on the British Military sword. Written by the late John Wilkinson Latham it was first published in 1966 in the UK and the USA.
John Wilkinson Latham was a Director of the famous Wilkinson's manufacturing company. The book was the most detailed work ever published for the growing numbers of enthusiasts and collectors of the British Military Sword. It was superbly illustrated with 74 plates and 18 drawings. It was soon reprinted three times.
There are eight chapters which cover The Guards, Infantry, Household Cavalry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers and Corps, 19th century Sword Scandals and detailed method of Manufacture.
There are appendices on Supply, Specifications, Sword Knots, pattern variations and reprints of long unavailable early treatise on Military Swords.
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