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For those interested, here is a link to my first article published in The Journal of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors http://www.ebayonet.com/TURKM1/M1Garand.html
 

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Order #BOA  eBook on CD-ROM entitled "Bayonets of Afghanistan" ©2006 Created and published by yours truly, Dennis D. Ottobre. PICTURE The first book published on the subject of Afghan bayonets.  Includes hundreds of detailed color photos with the option to view larger more detailed images of many pieces depicted.  Covers a total of 88 bayonet variants from Afghanistan including a section devoted to spotting fake and fantasy pieces being sold as genuine items on the current collector's market.  Dozens of the variants listed have never previously been published.  Includes a numerical reference system for quick referencing and is formatted to be more printer friendly for those who would like to make a hard copy for their own use.  As with my previous eBook "Observations On Turkish Bayonets" I have left room for expansion and I keep a list of updates posted here so you can see if you might want to upgrade to a newer version in the future.  LAST UPDATE FEBRUARY 2011 Click here for a chronological list of materially significant updates.

Self starting eBook on CD-ROM in HTML format works off your own web browser and is navigated just like a web page.  You don't have to be a computer genius, if you were able to find your way here on my web page you are all ready to surf this CD-ROM.

Just $12 DELIVERED in the USA, $16 to Canada and $19(USD) DELIVERED ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD! (Notice to MAC users- You will have to start the CD manually and instructions are included on the inside of the cover.  There have been a few cases where some MACs could not use the links in the CD and no one can seem to tell me why it works on some but not others.  Because of this I am not able to guarantee that it will work properly on MACs)

SPECIAL- Buy any bayonet (Does not have to be Afghan) and add a copy of Bayonets of Afghanistan for just $10 more.  This special deal price applies to INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TOO;-)


Order #OTB  eBook on CD-ROM entitled "Observations On Turkish Bayonets" ©2002 Created and published by yours truly, Dennis D. Ottobre. PICTURE The first and only organized serious treatment published on the subject of Turkish bayonets.  Includes color photos and my own observations on Turkish bayonets.  592 variants are currently included and many variants have never previously been published in any other books.  Includes a numerical reference system for quick referencing.  Several sections are also formatted to be more printer friendly for those who would like to make a hard copy for their own use.  Base models of foreign bayonets modified by Turkey are also included.  The section on German ersatz bayonets will be of particular interest to collectors interested in them from a German perspective as well as the Turkish collector.  I have uncovered several GERMAN models that were not addressed by Carter in "German Ersatz Bayonets" and I provide a conversion table for his "EB" Reference numbers.

Database is updated with new information on a continuous basis and copies are made FRESH as they are ordered to ensure you get the most up to date version available.  Click here for a chronological list of materially significant updates.  Self starting eBook on CD-ROM in HTML format works off your own web browser and is navigated just like a web page.  You don't have to be a computer genius, if you were able to find your way here on my web page you are all ready to surf this CD-ROM.

Just $22 DELIVERED in the USA, $26 to Canada and $29(USD) DELIVERED ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD! (Notice to MAC users- You will have to start the CD manually and instructions are included on the inside of the cover.  There have been a few cases where some MACs could not use the links in the CD and no one can seem to tell me why it works on some but not others.  Because of this I am not able to guarantee that it will work properly on MACs)

SPECIAL- Buy any Bayonet (Does not have to be Turkish) and add a copy of Observations On Turkish Bayonets for just $18 more.  This special deal price applies to INTERNATIONAL ORDERS TOO;-)



COMBO SPECIAL- Buy BOTH "Bayonets Of Afghanistan" and "Observations On Turkish Bayonets" together for $33 shipped in the USA, $37 to Canada and $44 anywhere else in the world.


Order #BFJN  "BAYONETS FROM JANZEN'S NOTEBOOK" by Jerry Janzen. PIC Brand new copies in Hardback.  This is the industry standard basic identification guide to world bayonets.  Absolutely necessary for the beginning collector or anyone interested in dealing in bayonets.  Over 500 pages of text and accurate line drawings of the majority of world bayonets.  Includes several pages of corrections and updated info at the end.  $165 delivered anywhere in the USA (international clients please check with me for shipping to your country)   I have them in stock and will ship immediately upon receipt of payment.

I HAVE ONLY A SMALL QUANTITY OF BFJN LEFT.  IT IS NO LONGER IN PRINT AND THE PUBLISHER'S SUPPLY IS ALREADY EXHAUSTED.   IF YOU HAVE BEEN MULLING OVER INVESTING IN A COPY YOU'LL NOTICE THE DRAMATIC PRICE INCREASE.  THIS WILL ONLY GO HIGHER SO DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER.  ONCE THESE ARE GONE THAT'S IT.


Order#DDIG   Book "D-DAY IN GRENADA, The 82nd Airborne Division in Action"  Paperback       EXAMPLE PICTURE    This is a souvenir book published immediately after the October, 1983 Invasion of Grenada that was sold to returning Paratroopers of the 82d ABN DIV as a momento of their experience.  These were made available at the units themselves and at the 82d ABN DIV Museum on Ft. Bragg.  96 pages with hundreds of color pictures of the invasion and it's aftermath as well as some articles and pics dealing with not only the invasion but the history of the US Paratroopers.  Only a very limited quantity were published and have been out of print since the mid-1980s.  I managed to purchase a small quantity of these from the Museum a number of years ago.  These are brand new condition.  $50 each


BELOW ARE ADS FOR OTHER REFERENCE WORKS OFFERED DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE AUTHORS.  I INCLUDE THESE HERE AS A COURTESY TO MY CLIENTS AND TO THESE AUTHORS WHO ARE ALL DEDICATED TO PROVIDING QUALITY INFORMATION AND CONTINUING ACTIVE BAYONET RESEARCH.  BUYING DIRECT FROM THEM SAVES YOU MONEY;-)
WHEN YOU ORDER THESE PLEASE TELL THEM "OTTO" SENT YOU;-)

 

LES BAIONNETTES ERSATZ ALLEMANDES by Christian Mery: NEW BOOK on the study of WWI German ersatz bayonets. French text. 256 pages. 850 color photos presenting 300 bayonet with an additional 200 photos of soldiers with bayonets in use.
Order direct from the author here:  http://www.editionsdubrevail.com/   NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

LES POIGNARDS FRANCAIS DE LA PREMIERE GUERRE MONDIAL by Christian Mery: NEW BOOK on the study of WWI Fench combat daggers. 80 pages with 250 photos covering 140 models.  French text.  Order direct from the author here: http://www.editionsdubrevail.com/

THE GERMAN BAYONET 1898-1945 by Christian Mery: NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH  http://www.editionsdubrevail.com/ 

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHRISTIAN HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL MORE BOOKS ON MILITARY KNIVES AND BAYONETS AND MANY OF THESE ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH.  TO SEE THEM THEM ALL PLEASE VISIT HIS WEB SITE HERE: http://www.editionsdubrevail.com/

AT ARM’S LENGTH Trench Clubs and Knives by David F. Machnicki: Study of trench clubs and trench knives. PICTURE This 8 x 11” first edition hard cover features 162 pages of English text with over 500 color photographs of trench clubs and trench knives used by 12 different nations during World War One (WWI). The photographs in this book illustrate and compare many of the professionally manufactured trench clubs and the trench clubs that were improvised by soldiers while fighting along the front. In addition, a small section of this reference book is dedicated to the documentation and discussion of North American Indian and Tribal war clubs. Also included are some type specimens for a variety of fighting knives, remembrance and commemorative knives manufactured by Australia, Austro-Hungary, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey and The United States of America. The author discusses how bayonets were converted into fighting knives and uses detailed photographs that compare the original model of bayonet with its altered or converted fighting knife counterpart. Austrian and Serbian short swords/sabers are also illustrated and discussed. Period photo postcards are used in support of the historical text. This LIMITED EDITION book (ISBN 978-1-4675-5923-2) introduces the reader to the identification, and classification of trench clubs as well as providing some important information for sorting out the legitimate from the reproduction. To order and determine the correct shipping and payment information please contact the author: david.machnicki@gmail.com

"TO THE HILT The Austrian Bayonet" by David F. Machnicki   A study of the Austrian bayonet. PICTURE This 8 ½” x 11” first edition hardcover features 274 pages of English text with over 1,000 color photographs of bayonets used by the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and other nations. The book covers models of bayonets ranging from the earliest of the M.1867 Werndl Yataghan through the M.1895 series of knife bayonets. Also included are a variety of Ersatz bayonets, dress bayonets and side arms. Also, examples of Italian, Romanian, and Yugoslavian conversions are presented. The author documents German and Bulgarian manufactured bayonets along with examples of bayonets constructed for use with captured Russian weapons. Period photo postcards showing the proper wear of the Austrian bayonet are used in support of the historical text.  To order a book and determine the correct shipping and payment information please contact the author at: david.machnicki@gmail.com

"U.S. Bayonet Letters Patent" by noted author of Knife oriented works Frank Trzaska may be purchased directly from his web page at  http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/ .  This CD-ROM contains over 600 pages worth of original US bayonet patents.  Frank's exhaustive research in this area has yielded an excellent "SOURCE DATA" work seldom available to the bayonet collector or researcher.  You can spend 20 years digging through musty old archives at the patent office like Frank did or you can get the full benefit of his research for under $20 by ordering this work directly from him.  Frank also has many other blade oriented materials available on his web page and I recommend him to all my clients as a source for this type of literature.

"Spirit of the Pike. British Socket bayonets of the Twentieth Century" by internationally recognized socket bayonet guru Graham Priest  PICTURE  352 page hardback volume is the definitive reference on all aspects of British SMLE, STEN and STERLING socket bayonets.  Graham spent years rooting out archival and other source information to produce this reference.  Tons of new information never seen before as well as an excellent section on fakes to help the discerning collector avoid them.  Detailed text supported by prolific illustrations and photographs make this a "must have" reference for any bayonet collector.  If you don't think you are a serious collector of these types of bayonets I humbly submit that you are likely to become one after reading this book;-)   Purchase directly from Graham by emailing him at graham@halofive.co.uk

"The P1907 For The Collector" by Carl Ziegler eBook on CD-ROM compiling all the important information in print on the British P1907 bayonet and its variants coupled with Carl's own research.  Visit his web page at www.old-smithy.info for ordering information.

"Bayonets of Japan" by Raymond LaBar  A most excellent and comprehensive book on the subject of Japanese bayonets.  Done with the benefit of Ray's exhaustive expertise on the subject of Japanese bayonets and with the benefit of 20+ more years of additional research since Larry Johnson's landmark book "Japanese Bayonets".  Ray's new numbering system will be the standard for all Japanese bayonet collectors very soon.  I am proud to call Ray a personal friend and am happy to report that over 500 copies of this new book were sold in the first month it was released.  If you collect Japanese bayonets it is an absolute MUST HAVE book.  It also is configured in such a way as to make "flipping through the pictures" to quickly find a particular variant very easy.  This feature will certainly become standard for all future printed bayonet books.  Order directly from Ray by visiting his website at www.bayonetsofjapan.com

"The Bayonets of the Grand Master's Palace in Malta"  by Graham Priest  The culmination of 11 years of research this softcover, comb bound 94 page book with 244 black and white plus 4 color illustrations, explains how the Knights of St. John gained and stored their bayonets in an armoury from the 1600s to 1975.  Each book is numbered in a series of only 150 so do not delay in ordering your copy.  Order directly from Graham by visiting his web site at  http://www.uppempublications.co.uk/
 



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