The French boarding saber

Le Sabre d'abordage français  / The French boarding saber

French and English captions

Michel PÉTARD, Éditions du Canonnier, 2006

The history of French naval sabers and cutlasses was often contemplated but never accomplished, until Michel Pétard published this book. The topic is presented through a very complete chronology, based only on archives and close examination of actual and certified specimens. The best examples are offered to the readers’ enjoyment with the help of 200 quality photographs. Period texts and iconography are reproduced along with technical plates. The quality of this book is ranking it with the major references on edged weapons, for the use of public and private collections.


$82.00 | CA$82.00

Michel Pétard - English text