This page lists some relevant Internet-links and books. We are grateful for recommendations of any useful material not yet listed here.

Online resources Diverse information on all sorts of edged weapons.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Online collection of over 6.500 maritime objects, including arms.
The Swordcollector Homepage Online forum, plus some articles on swords.
LAPADA The British Association of Arts and Antiques Dealers, helpful for locating specialty dealers in the UK.
The Ordnance Society British organisation dedicated to studying artillery. Publishes very informative journals and newsletters.
Old Swords Database of swords, makers and markings.


Baxter, D. R. Blunderbusses Stackpole Books, Harrisburg 1970
Blackmore, Howard L. English Pistols Arms and Armour Press, London 1985, ISBN 0-948092-00-9
Blair, Claude Pistols of the World Batsford Ltd., London 1968
Egg, E. et al Kanonen (German language) Manfred Pawlak, Herrsching 1975
Gargela, J. & Faktor, Z. Zeichen auf Handfeuerwaffen (German language) Artia Publishers, Prague 1968
Hayward, J. F. European Firearms Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1955
Hayward, J. F. The Art of the Gunmaker I (1500 - 1660) Barrie and Rockliff, London 1962
Hayward, J. F. The Art of the Gunmaker II (1660 - 1830) Barrie and Rockliff, London 1963
Hogg, Ian V. A History of Artillery Hamlyn, London 1974, ISBN 0-600-31314
May, W. E. and Annis, P. G. W. Swords for Sea Service I & II National Maritime Museum, London 1970
Munday, John Naval Cannon Shire Publications, Bucks 1987, ISBN 0-85263-844-2
Pope, Dudley Guns George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd., London 1965
Peterson, Harold L. The Book of the Gun Paul Hamlyn, London 1962
Struensee, Karl August Anfangsgründe der Artillerie (German language) David Siegert, Leipzig 1788
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