Náboje pro pušky v holi or Walking Stick Cartridges
by Vit Kréma
Covering walking sticks or Cane (or Canne) gun ammunition with the dimensions noted, the priming types, the various loads, the various makers, the various companies, the company histories, the inventors, the patents, and packaging, plus the canes and some of their patents, this seems to us to be a very comprehensive and very interesting book covering a time where and when folks also used canes or walking sticks as a defense along with being an aid to walking and being stylish.
Hard bound, 8 1/4" x 11 1/2", with 341 pages, most of the photographs are actual size, in black & white and are of good quality, while the boxes and some of the ammunition photos illustrating the patent designs are in color.
This printing has a large amount of information in the Czechoslovakian language. However for a collector or ammunition student / historian who is a non-speaker, the photographs show quite a bit of information as X-rays and sectioned ammunition is also included as are photos of heads, bodies and noses with some of the detailed photos oversized. Some of the ammunition shown is a surprise, as it was not known by me to have been used in a cane gun, and some is new to me for what ever that’s worth. A number of very knowledgeable collectors from around the world have helped Vit with this comprehensive study. An English translation is being considered, but at this time nothing has been decided. I’ve said yes PLEASE do, but I’m not funding the book…
Vit is looking for someone willing to be involved in getting this published in English and is generously willing to share.
Last, my impression is that this is a very worthwhile book (even if I can’t read the whole thing) on a little known subject, but the depth of coverage makes this book a valuable source for any field of small arms ammunition collecting / study.
Below a snap of the cover and a couple sections of pages.
The book can be ordered through the Nova Forma publishing house at this following address