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British Cavalry Sword by Dellar


The British Cavalry Sword 1788–1912: Some New Perspectives by Richard Dellar

It is now more than 38 years since the publication of Brian Robson’s original edition of Swords of the British Army, the Regulation Patterns 1788-1912. ‘Robson’ was an inspiration to many and remains the primary reference source for British military swords until the present day. However, since the publication of ‘Robson’ in 1975 knowledge of the subject has inevitably increased. This new book on the British Cavalry Sword seeks to update and complement ‘Robson’, providing new detail and ideas relating to regulation patterns and introducing many previously unpublished variants. The book also seeks to place the British Cavalry Sword within its historical context and contains a series of vignettes relating to the people who carried the swords and the cutlers who made them. The book draws upon the knowledge of many specialists and collectors; many of the swords illustrated are in private collections and are illustrated for the first time.


  • Hardcover with dustjacket
  • 9.5″ x 11.25″
  • 326 pages
  • 475 color photos


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