Printed in 1999 by Bertrand Malvaux Éditions du Canonnier.
168 pages high quality paper pages of which 94 in color.
150 swords shown. 46 color plates. 21 plates in black. 29 color pictures. 27 plates showing soldiers in color.
Size 21 x 29,7 cm.
Coverage 30/10-th box rembordé full leatherette. Nurses Karines.
Gilt in warmly on back and flat titles of coverage with sticking of a logo of illustration in washbasin.
Reference books on french cavalry swords from LOUIS XIV until now by Michel PETARD the french specialist . In french language.
All national factories and private stamps and hall-marks such as : Klingenthal, Versailles, Chatellerault, …… Duc, Boutet, …………
All exact words for each part of swords ---all kind of scabbards and blades.
Many new informations found in never searched archives which are not in old C. ARIES books.
You will see swords of all horsemen : Gardes du corps du Roi, hussard, dragoon, grenadier a cheval, musketeer , cheveau-leger, carabinier, cuirassier, gendarmerie, marechaussee, lancer, chasseur a cheval, mameluk, general officer, field marshal, staff, presentation swords, national guard,…..
You will see all mounted troops swords from 17th century until today and of course the Revolutionary War era , the French Revolution, Consulat , Napoleon I and Napoleon III , Imperial Guard,…
Also some particular swords : sword for Chassepot rifle, Treuille de Beaulieu sword, ….Schiavone,….Thanks to see my other books.
Michel Pétard. Éditions du CanonnieThe reference book on Louis XIV's French cutting weapons in our days by the specialist of the subject. Outcome of numerous years of searches, result of the erudite confrontation between the object and the document, here is finally the work that all waited, indispensable tool of knowledge and identification henceforth within the reach of all, for greenhorn or introduced, for amateurs of French military cutting weapons. This rich catalog inventories, in an exhaustive and commented illustrated continuation, all the models of weapons as well as the variants and the other contemporary whims, put in service in the French armies of Louis XIV in our days. Chronological method privileges an accessible use by each, with the very numerous boards in colours accompanied with descriptive and historic notes, its synoptic tables organized by specialities, its morphological suites, to which are joined the sets of awls of industrial or deprived centres, with a very complete glossary of the terms of the art. We also find boards of cut-away diagrams, complete inventory of sheaths and then used blades, totally new information this day. Finally, photos allowing to bring to the reader visual, additional information in the graphic indication. Later, this collection will grow rich of a suite dedicated to the cutting weapons of the troops on foot, then later the more technical volume dedicated to the industry armurière with the graphic reproduction of several hundred engraved blades established in chronological agreement with the previous volumes.
Michel Pétard specially reserved for this publishing a multitude of new information, spectacular contributions about identifications of sabres and datings corrected due to numerous archives discovered since exercise books Ariès. Furthermore, the author excluded without concession the numerous false and copies being able to deceive the reader, regrettably resumed in numerous works. The illustrated boards allow a simple and fast identification of a weapon, while having access to the most precise and exact existing information about this subject. Work indispensable to every amateur.
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