Hardbound. Dust Jacket. 364 pages. (1st edition.) 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; an exhaustive 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.