Allied Military Fighting Knives

And the Men Who Made Them Famous
Paladin Press,U.S.
  • erschienen am 15. September 2008
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 200 Seiten
978-1-58160-290-6 (ISBN)
Paladin is pleased to reissue this classic book in the field of military battle knives. Allied Military Fighting Knives chronicles in detail the background, development and variations of both common and unusual combat knives. It also provides firsthand accounts by and in-depth interviews with the special operations troops who used them in battle, including U.S. Marine Raiders; U.S. Army Rangers; U.S., Canadian and British airborne units; the legendary Gurkhas; the First Special Service Force; such clandestine outfits as the OSS and SOE; and even officers who served in the Shanghai Municipal Police with W.E. Fairbairn and E.A. Sykes.

In addition to its focus on military-issue blades, the book devotes comprehensive chapters to two of the leading private companies that provided knives to soldiers in all war zones - Ek and Randall.
  • Englisch
  • Colorado
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  • USA
photos and illustrations
  • Höhe: 280 mm
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  • Breite: 215 mm
978-1-58160-290-6 (9781581602906)
1581602901 (1581602901)

Robert A. Buerlein is a long-time collector of edged weapons. His Allied Military Fighting Knives and the Men Who Made Them Famous was published in 1984 and then again in a second edition in 1991 by Paladin.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife CHAPTER II The U.S. Marine Raider Stiletto CHAPTER III The V-42 Stiletto CHAPTER IV The OSS Stiletto and Related Clandestine Knives CHAPTER V John Ek Commando Knives CHAPTER VI Randall Knives

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