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The Complete Book of U.S. Military Pocket Knives: From the Revolutionary War to the Present

Michael W. Silvey

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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.

Size: 7" x 10" | 389 color images | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348273

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Michael W. Silvey has been a student and collector of United States military knives for more than twenty-five years. This is the seventh book that he has authored on the subject. He has been a writer for "Knife World Magazine" and his articles have appeared in other knife and arms publications.