"Russian Edged Weapons", by Alexander Kulinsky.
St. Petersburg, C. 2005. Russian Text. 10 1/2" x 8" x 1
3/4". 5 lbs. 581 pages. Hard cover.
Massive reference book on Russian Edged Weaponry. The famous
expert Alexander Kulinsky provides in-depth and detailed
descriptions of hundreds of weapons including daggers and
swords (with descriptions of some very rare models), Russian
and Soviet bayonets, combat knives and pikes. The book
includes a large chapter on weapon makers, with extremely
detailed, previously unpublished data on quantities of
particular weapons produced by top manufacturers in
different years. An unprecedented number of maker marks and
unit markings are cataloged and explained in detail.
Kulinskiy greatly expands on his original two volume
reference book set and provides hundreds of beautiful, large
format color photographs. Period drawings and photos provide
additional illustrative background. This is the ultimate
reference book on the subject. Expertly written and
organized, Kulinsky's expertise is very evident and
important as he provides unprecedented in-depth material.
A must have for everybody from a serious collector to
somebody just fascinated by the material.