Borders Away: With Steel – Edged Weapons & Polearms
Boarders Away (Volume I & II), Andrew Mowbray, Inc., Lincoln, R.I., 1991.
An all-encompassing study of naval armament under fighting sail. The first volume, subtitled With Steel – the edged weapons and polearms of the classical age of fighting sail, 1626-1826 – tracing their development in the navies of England and the United States, researches this subject for the first time. 176 pages, in 8 1/2″ x 11″ format, and hundreds of illustrations, both photos and drawings, in color and black and white. Heavily illustrated with art and photography. Hardbound.
“Boarders Away will likely be accepted as the standard work on naval boarding weapons and small arms of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is the most important, comprehensive and exhaustive work on early naval weapons ever published. As the cornerstone for the study of weapons of the sea services of America and Europe it is indispensable reading for an understanding of those weapons and their shipboard use.”
– Norman Flayderman
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Publishers