Small Sword of Russian Civil Officers, by Evgeniy Boldyrev, C 2016.
This excellent book by Boldyrev continues his Russian edged series started by the previous volumes on Soviet and Imperial Daggers. It provides comprehensive reference on all types of smallswords carried by employees of various Russian civil agencies, students, Imperial court officials etc. from XVII through early XX CC. Not only the book shows all kinds of such edged weapons, but also explains in depth regulations covering their use. Excellent color photographs are accompanied by period photos. There are chapters describing and illustrating evolution of separate parts of these swords such as portepees and clamshell guards. Last but not least, there is a detailed list of 17 blade makers, both foreign and domestic, from Eickhorn to Tula Weapons Factory.
With only 300 copies in print, this book is certain to become a bibliographic rarity pretty soon. Highly recommended while our limited supply lasts!
Each copy we have is in brand new condition, with perfectly preserved cover and corners.
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