This book is the first edition with a special addition to the early pages and signed by Joan Renton-Spencer. It contains 50 chapters, 372 pages, and 100’s of black and white photos, illustrations and newspaper advertisements, with an index and bibliography included. The soft cover book weighs in at a hefty 1.3kg.
Readers will find the history of Australian and New Zealand bladeware manufacturing and importing a fascinating journey of discovery as they delve across the facts, figures and photographs from the past. It brings to life many rare bayonets and fighting knives never before published.