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Steel Canvas: The Art of American Arms
by R.L. Wilson
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Presented here for the first time is the breathtaking panorama of America's extraordinary engravers and embellishers of arms, from the 1700's to modern times, with an introductory overview of the brilliant European antecedents and concurrent influences. Steel Canvas features works of decorative art by Tiffany & Co. and extraordinary engravings by the likes of Gustave Young and A. A. White, as well as creations by leading gunmakers from the Kentucky longrifles to Colt, Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Marlin, Ruger, Sharps, Deringer, and many, many more - even the legendary Bowie knives and silver-mounted tomahawks, and presentation swords so elaborate as to be termed "male jewelry." Contemporary English and continental arms, made for the American market, add to the splendor of this comprehensive volume.
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