1st Edition, Copyrighted in 1965, Hardbound, by James P. Atwood, 240 pages, printed in West Berlin, Germany, dust jacket, 16 color photos and 177 black and white. This reference is long out-of-print. Mint, unissued and perfect in all respects. Available still wrapped in the Berlin printer’s protective brown paper. This classic book should be on the bookshelves of all serious edged weapon collectors. It was the premier book that sparked the interest of the collector and created the dagger hobby as we know it today.