LIGHT BUT EFFICIENT: A STUDY OF THE M1880 HUNTING
AND M1890 INTRENCHING KNIVES AND SCABBARDS, Albert N.
Hardin, Jr. & Robert W. Hedden: As quoted from
the front fly leaf of the dust jacket, "Never before has
a definitive study of this weapon and its various
scabbards been published. Previous writers have been
content to address it only succinctly with minimal
original research. All the facts and figures are
brought together in Light But Efficient. Not
only are the concept, design, production, test and issue
facets of the knife presented, but detailed data are
provided on the various scabbards used."
This valuable reference for the Indian War collector, as
well as the collector of edged weapons, is in excess of
400 pages and is well illustrated with diagrams from
government records, clear detailed photographs of
examples of each knife and scabbard, and period
photographs showing the hunting knives being worn by
troops in the field.
This ex-libris copy is in excellent condition with the
dust cover intact and showing little signs of use or
wear. (0911) $40