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    This eight volume series has become the "bible" of edged weapon collecting. You can not enjoy this hobby without possessing all six of these reference books. Each and every one is as exciting to a blade collector, as "Gone with the Wind" is to the avid reader of fiction. The Wittmann Offering constantly cites photographs and text from this series in order to give the customer a better understanding of the items for sale. You need these books. Please order them, so you may enjoy this great hobby to its fullest.

  1. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 1

    Details with great photography and text, all the basic daggers, swords and bayonets. Descriptions are given of each 3rd Reich organization. Methods of manufacture ranging from the art of Damascus to the etching of bayonet blades are discussed. There are suggestions for cleaning, insuring and storing edged weapons collections. There is even a section dealing with reproduction pieces. Absolutely the basis of the hobby. A must reference. Hard cover format, 343 pages.

    $62.00

  2. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 3

    A special section deals exclusively with the German Naval dagger and its history. Another covers the Paul Casberg art work and yet another deals with hunting and forestry weapons. There is an in-depth study of accouterments, as well as photographs of all the known axis daggers with descriptions. Hermann Goering's passion for blades is discussed in depth, and several recently discovered treasurers are presented. Hard cover for mat, 361 Pages.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  3. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 4

    Excellent chapter dealing with the RZM, and also one exclusively on the Police bayonet from Imperial, Weimar and 3rd Reich times. Also there is a chapter on miniatures, as well as one on etched bayonets. The legalities of "war booty" are discussed with many photos of most interesting treasures being claimed as such. There are many rare edged weapons shown with great photography, and even a chapter on restoration. Hard Cover format, 350 Pages.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  4. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 5

    Fascinating in-depth studies both of SS daggers and their variations and the Government/Diplomatic dagger. Both chapters are jam-packed with close-up photography, designed to acquaint the novice with the authenticity knowledge needed when acquiring any of these edged weapons. There is also a chapter devoted to the rare Waterways Protection Police dagger. In addition to rare and unusual weapons there are chapters on photography, maintenance, and even display of collections. Other than Volume I, this reference is probably the best in the series. Hard Cover format, 330 Pages.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  5. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 6

    For the first time this series gives a first hand account of how daggers were manufactured, detailing little known facts such as drop forging, crossguard casting and even carving of grips! There is an in-depth chapter featuring a multitude of photos illustrating the rare NPEA dagger - it addresses the otherwise complicated subject in the same easy-to-understand method used for SS daggers in Volume V. There are chapters on Eickhorn showroom swords, Paul Mueller Damascus, and many recently discovered "treasures" of the 3rd Reich. There is also a new price guide, which is expanded to include even hangers, swords and bayonets! Hard cover format, 338 pages. Over five years in the writing.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  6. WORLD WAR II GERMAN WAR BOOTY

    A huge ,nearly full color, 368 page book, containing many fantastic photographs of Third Reich artifacts.Also included are the many stories of liberating vets and descriptions of their booty.Book contains Headgear,Uniforms,Insignia,Edged Weapons, Medals,Badges,Documents,Paper Items,Flags,Standards,Firearms, Gorgets and ther related items.A Schiffer book authored by Thomas M. Johnson.Compilation in hardback of the earlier soft bound editions.

    $75.00

  7. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 7

    This volume's first chapter continues with the secrets of Solingen craftsman and how they produced edged weapons. There is an extensive chapter devoted to the Teno Leader dagger and the Subordinate Hewer, giving translations of related orders and showing all the different hanger variations. There are many rare one-of-a-kind edged weapons shown for the first time - the Martin Bormann SS Honor degen the Eastern Peoples Gold dagger, several SA Honor examples, and even a 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger with diamonds in the swastikas! Johnson devotes a chapter to a visit he made to some of the little known towns in the East where daggers were made, and gives first hand accounts of their activity during the war. He also reveals copies of some of the records recovered from the WKC factories. There is also a chapter devoted to researching an SS Honor dagger, and also a fine job by Bob Heiduk, detailing 3rd Reich fighting knives.. This book is another great effort in the series, culminating with an updated current values list. Hard Cover Format. 372 Pages.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  8. COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 8

    This volume begins with a most interesting chapter on Tom Johnson's visits to Solingen, and how it looks today, compared with the past. There is a exciting chapter written by Ben Swearingen on the discovery of the Reich Marshall dagger and its unfortunate disassembly by the returning veteran. Tom updates collectors on such interesting items as the Sepp Dietrich Sword, Railway daggers, SS Roman Numeral stampings, and Teno Leader daggers and Hanging Straps. The latest sales values for all daggers, swords, miniatures and even accouterments are included - worth the price of the book alone. There are many rare daggers shown in subsequent chapters, and a final chapter by noted expert Robert Heiduk, on the 3rd Reich Boot Knife. Hard Cover Format, 363 Pages.

    $62.00 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  9. CROSS REFERENCE TO FIRST FIVE VOLUMES - Thomas M. Johnsons & A. Bram Wasmus

    This "God send" will enable us all to find that one photo of a dagger that we know we saw, but can't remember which Volume it was in! This cross reference is absolutely a must with all collectors.

    $12.95*CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK*

  10. 3RD REICH EDGED WEAPONS ACCOUTERMENTS

    I use this reference constantly, as it has photos of all daggers with the important accouterments attached. This reference has been a "sleeper" in the past. The photographs are sensational and the pictured artifacts are mostly from one of the best collections ever assembled - that of George Fuerst. George is now gone, but the legacy of the fabulous collection he assembled will live forever in this reference. You cannot go wrong with this soft cover, 62-page presentation.

    $25.00

  11. WEARING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH, VOLUME 3

    This 100 page, soft cover format book, is a wonderful effort of compiling period in-wear photographs. It is a booklet, that once the cover is cracked opened, it becomes impossible to put down. The photos really speak for themselves - all 100% clear, and all previously unpublished. Every Wehrmacht Branch is shown wearing standard examples, but then there are the "characters" out there, that break the rules - these photos are always the most interesting. There are some great shots of the rarest of all examples being worn - the Goering grand appearances, Hitler, Ribbentrop, Himmler, Raeder, Blomberg, Italian General Russo and Mussolini, and many more. Lots of great SS photos of rare silver swords, Honor degens and Chained SS. According to Tom Johnson, he has been saving some of these photos for over 15 years, just waiting for this opportunity to share them with the collecting community. Well worth the nominal price. After all, this is the way the daggers were built to look... In wear!

    $25.00

  12. WORLD WAR II GERMAN WAR BOOTY, VOLUME 3

    Unquestionably, this latest 3rd volume is Tom's best effort with War Booty material. Absolutely incredible stuff contained in these 118 pages. It's one of those "picture" books you start out to scan for a minute, and two hours later, you're still at it, and only half done! I mean the artifacts contained in this volume are spell-binding. The rarest of the rare. Makes you wonder how a lot of these vets pulled-off retaining many of these treasurers. Included are many of the Army and US Government regulations - word for word - on what you could send home and what you could not. Seems to have made little difference, as some of the items residing in collections today are really something to behold - see it all in this book! Terrific effort! Includes photos Tom has been "guarding" for years, just waiting for the right time to expose them - this is it! Diamond Awards, Cased Medals, Standartes, A.H. items, Honor Daggers, Swords and Miniatures. Goblets, Guns Trophies and Porcelain. Silver Frames and Cigar Cutters. Neck Chains and Gorgets. They are all here, along with some of the greatest period photos showing WW II vets in action - stashing, stuffing and showing-off their treasurers. Many Charles Jenkins III, full-color photographs. Fabulous book for a nominal price. You can't go wrong.

    $25.00