This 3-volume set on German Sword of WWII by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and Authoritative researcher, is a follow-up to his successful and highly acclaimed 4-Volume series on WWII German Daggers by Schiffer Publishing (2005). This Sword series has been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. The series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational and adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one finds the historical background, the manufacturing techniques, constructional information, the actual basic patterns, variations & rarities, plus salient facts of absorbing interest.