Hardbound. (1st edition.) 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. Included is an extensive chapter devoted solely 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 their accouterments.