New Book Shares Definitive Reference to American Swords

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Daniel D. Hartzler releases ‘‘American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords Volume I’.

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An in-depth, definitive reference to American swords

Author Daniel D. Hartzler began to understand American swords after publishing “Silver Mount Swords-The Lattimer Family Collection.” From that time on, he began to photograph and do his research diligently. He claims that no one has organized swords makers into a geographical area of production. Because of this, he was inspired to write “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords Volume I: According to Their Geographical Areas of Mounting” (published by Xlibris).

This book gives the sword enthusiast an opportunity to observe edged weapons made, for the most part, in the United States that display regional characteristics that often transcend state lines. The makers of these swords, many of whom were silversmiths as well, had learned the skills and peculiarities of their masters during apprenticeship before yielding to the desires of the shop owner as journeymen. Later, many of these often relocated to new localities, practicing their former traits before they could open their own establishment, where they would be free to exercise their own creative ingenuities.

“This publication includes 673 sword makers in two volumes of 21 chapters, 799 total pages and 700 photographs,” Hartzler says. “Most of the materials in this book are based on new research and was not previously made available.”

An in-depth, definitive reference to American swords, Hartzler hopes that through the publication of “American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords Volume I,” readers will learn some regional information and the individual characteristics which were present in the superb artistry found in these swords.

“American Silver-Hilted, Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords Volume I”
By Daniel D. Hartzler
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503530492
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503530508
E-Book | 382 pages | ISBN 9781503530515
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Daniel D. Hartzler was born and raised in New Windsor, Maryland. He is a fourth generation funeral director with two funeral homes in Carroll County and two in Frederick County. He has enjoyed doing extensive research which has led to the publication of 20 books. They include arms makers, clock makers, tomahawks, Civil War medicine and many others related to the Civil War. This period of American Silver-Hilt Revolutionary and Early Federal Swords is in the era which excites him most.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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