American and European swords in the historical collections of the United States National Museum
This bulletin has been prepared primarily for the purpose of presenting to that section of the public interested in historical museum work a permanent record of the material herein described, accompanied by suitable illustrations. A secondary aim has been to supplement the literature already available on the general subject of military and naval swords.
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Military swords 1800 to 1830
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