Signed edition by Thomas T. Wittmann, 1995. This hardcover reference with dust cover is the first textbook to look at the Army dagger in detail. It covers all the classic and generic forms produced by more than 30 different manufacturers. The photography is close-up, with attention to the slightest of detail. There are numerous color photographs of never-before published examples featuring rare Damascus and etched blades, gold inlay, blue paneling, ivory grips, presentations and personalizations. The author includes extensive practical guidance to avoid reproductions and points out many subtleties of blade collecting learned through thirty years of experience. The first reference to detail one dagger type, but also a very enjoyable visual experience for the casual collector. 300 pages.