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2015 new books
Small Ambassadeurs: The Legendary Light-Line Fishing Reels
The ABU Ambassadeur 2500C, 1500C & Related Models
Espen Sjaastad & Karl-Eric Svensson
• Tells the definitive story of small ABU Ambassadeur reels from 1975 until today
• Covers the history, taxonomy, and availability of a legendary family of fishing reels
• The current casting world record was set with an Ambassadeur 2500C from 1975
The Ambassadeur 2500C, a small casting reel capable of handling fine lines and light baits, was first produced
in 1975. This book provides a comprehensive history and taxonomy of this legendary family of fishing
reels, which is cherished and admired by anglers, collectors, and tournament casters alike. Find information
on variations from 1975 to the present, Ambassadeur De Luxe versions and other special editions, fakes,
tournament modifications, and market prices, as well as detailed tables and charts with exhaustive technical
information. Since its invention, the 2500C has been followed by 60 further types, all crafted around the
same general principles. The current casting world record for 5/8-ounce plugs was set with an original
Ambassadeur 2500C, and the reel has acquired such a trusted reputation that many anglers refuse to fish
with any other type of reel.
Espen Sjaastad
is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, living in Oslo, Norway.
Karl-Eric Svensson
was employed by tackle maker ABU from 1957 until 2003. He and wife Mona live
in Svängsta, Sweden.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 500+ color photos & charts • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4866-2 • hard cover • $45.00
The Complete Book of U.S. Military Pocket Knives
From the Revolutionary War to the Present
Michael W. Silvey
• Pictorial history of all U.S. military pocket knives
• Covers from the Revolutionary War to the present
• Examples of many knives never before shown in print
This book is a color celebration of the pocket knives of the United States military, and features both U.S.
and foreign-made models. It is a historical chronology beginning with the first folders of the early 1800s
and ending with the high-tech knives of the twenty-first century. There are nearly 400 color photographs
showing hundreds of different issue pocket knives—single-blade, multi-blade, and multi-tool —including
many that have never been shown in a publication before. Clear, up-close images present manufacturers’
marks in great detail. This is a book that will be opened time and again just for the pleasure of viewing. It
is a book that has something for the beginner as well as the advanced collector and others interested in the
cutlery history of the United States military.
Michael W. Silvey
has been a knife enthusiast for many years. This is the seventh book he has authored
on U.S. military knives.
Size: 7" x 10" • 389 color images • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4827-3 • hard cover • $39.99
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