I am re-taking some photos for the book as we work through the editing process. Seems like I learn something new every day about cameras. I was having issues with fuzzy images and finally discovered the fix. This is a really rare X-dagger similar to the one Fairbairn gave to Thomas Mason during the war. It has a broad "S" guard and is made from a clean blank of steel, not a bayonet. The sheath has a small knife on the side in a separate sheath. Both are stamped for John Paisley. The small knife is in my book on Covert knives of WW-II. The parent knife will be featured in the volume on full sized knives from Shanghai to the Second Pattern. Trust me, we are getting somewhere now. I may start a "Kickstarter" fund to help finance initial printing costs. This is the quality I am striving for, so that the book will be worth your purchasing it. Hang in there!
Close-up photo of the side of a thumb dagger once belonging to Johannes Happe. These initials are about a 1/8th inch tall!
Here is a snapshot of eight pages from my covert knives manuscript. It is 150+ pages long so far and practically wall to wall photos. There will be plenty of close-ups and some of the rarest knives you've ever seen. Have a great holiday.
This July 4th Pray for our nation and our President and administration. We are in the 3rd year of an ongoing coup d' etat and the worst crisis I have ever seen in my 70 years. We are being destroyed from within by the extreme far left "democratic" Socialist party and fascists like "antifa." Help keep America Great and let freedom ring out loud and clear over the rattling chains of socialism and communism. So much hate and criminality I cannot fathom it.
You can find out more about me on the "Stories" pages. My hobbies have included training in Japanese martial arts, including Kenjutsu, many forms of knife fighting, long range rifles and tactical firearms. I have written several self published books on muzzle-loading firearms, knife-fighting and textbooks on gas engines and compressors. I am working diligently on my 400+ page F-S book.