European Sword Pommels
In this book 680 swords and sword pommels are described and depicted. The Blacksmith marks, which are so important to collectors for the determination of authenticity, are illustrated.
This work is a comprehensive reference work for the dating and determination of swords and rapiers. This book provide a deep insight into the history of the development of the sword in Europe as well as in the thinking and in the craftsmanship of the armorers of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The Text is written by Dr. Robert Forrer, at his time a popular art historian, archaeologist and museum director. This is the revised edition of 1905. The photos have been digitally revised.