Colonial knife dating
Tons of excellent photographs with profuse text and details on who made and sold these critical pieces of military equipment. This traces our hobby from soldiers picking up souvenirs after battle, to modern day collectors and detectors Hundreds of pictures including a special color section.
This wonderful new 393 page hardbound book is filled with information on finding, researching, recovering, identifying and documenting colonial artifacts, and while most of it is focused on Virginia sites and relics, it would certainly apply to any area!From light paper ephemera such as land surveys and playing cards to heavy garden stones and Conestoga wagon components, they are pictured and explained.This book is ideal for all of us with a passion for history and a curiosity about historic objects! This is a thoroughly researched and documented study of the Bowie Knife, from when it first made its appearance in the course of a brawl on a Mississippi River sandbar near Natchez, Mississippi in 1827 on through the Mexican War, the California Gold Rush, the American Civil War and beyond!Hundreds of sharp, black & white photos of buttons & plates, mixed with color pictures of period paintings showing participants of the war wearing the very same equipment! 519 pages 8-1/2" X 11" full of pictures and descriptions of buttons!UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776 - 1865 Warren K. Tice has done an astounding amount of research, so that this book contains many buttons not covered in Albert's, and also lists every known backmark for each button.