Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 1 1977 Second Edition Paperback by LTC Thomas M. Johnson. Closer customers will probably know that I am at a point where I need to downsize significantly. This is one of the first reference books I ever bought when I first started collecting. It remains a classic. It is well worn on the cover but pages are generally clean and sharp and I would say it is in excellent shape. There are some tissue place holders that have been in place for decades and that I honestly don't have the heart to remove. If the buyer doesn't like them he/she can remove.