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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



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