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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Swords and Sabers: An authorative history and visual directory of edged weapons from around the world, shown in over 800 stunning colour photographs
by Harvey J. S. Withers

Features many fascinating weapons, including napeoleonic swords. cavalry sabres, american polearms, the rapier and the naval cutlass

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—Updated Jun 30, 2009



In Service of the Duke (The 15th Century Fighting Treatise of Paulus Kal)
by Christian Henry Tobler

Over Sized Limited Leather Edition with English Translations and Slipcase.

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This is without a doubt the nicest reproduction of a fencing manuscript I've ever seen, medieval or otherwise. First off, the pages are HUGE, showing of the truly beautiful, full color artwork. The detail in each of the images is wonderful: You can really get a good ...
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—Updated Mar 8, 2007



Duellists Companion: A training manual for 17th century Italian rapier
by Guy Windsor

Guy Windsor, acclaimed author of The Swordsmans' Companion, has at long last penned his work relating to the Italian Rapier based on the work of Capo Ferro. ...

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An excellent training guide for Capo Ferro's system. Guy Windsor has layed out a logical, systematic approach to studying this Italian rapier master's system, and it is by far the best rapier training guide published to date. It includes excellent warm up excercises, ...
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—Updated Dec 7, 2006



Kombinationswaffen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts (German Edition)
by Heinz-Werner Lewerken

Hard to find book

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Let me start out by saying that I do not really speak German with any amount of proficiency. That said, this book, which is written purely in German, is still a wonderful resource even if you cannot read the original language. It has a huge collection of full color ...
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—Updated Nov 27, 2006



Fighting With The Quarterstaff
by David Lindholm

Surveying the whole of historical record, David Lindholm, a long-time martial arts instrutor and University lecturer, presents a practical guide for combat with the ...

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This is a really good book on a weapon that is commonly practiced, but not commonly published about. Linholm gives a good overview of basic techniques, and it is clear that he avidly researched these methods, as he gives ample historical background, and goes to discuss ...
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—Updated Nov 8, 2006



Medieval And Renaissance Dagger Combat
by Jason Vail

Daggers are mentioned in many modern books about medieval and Renaissance swordplay, but until now none described how daggers were used in combat. Drawing from ...

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If I had to pick one word to describe this book, it would be: Fantastic. This book is an excellent synopsis of general dagger fencing techniques and principles used generically throughout various medieval and renaissance fencing treatises. Vail details various ...
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—Updated Nov 8, 2006



Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Arts Of Combat: Sword and Buckler Fighting, Wrestling, and Fighting in Armor
by David Lindholm, Peter Svard

The lessons of influential 15th-century fencing master Sigmund Ringeck are brought to life once again by David Lindholm and Peter Sv√§rd, the duo behind Sigmund ...

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This is a very nice companion to the earlier book, Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Art of the Longsword. This new book explores the rest of the Sigmund Ringeck commentaries on sword & buckler, unarmed fighting and fighting in harness. The book has both translation as well ...
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—Updated Nov 8, 2006



The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570
by Joachim Meyer

Among the substantial legacy of martial arts texts left by combat masters working in the medieval German tradition, this book stands out as one of the most ...

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A beautiful reprinting of a cornerstone manuscript, this modern translation of Joachim Meyer's Renaissance treatise is a must have for people of multiple interests. For practitioners of the Liechtenauer tradition, Meyer's work shows the twilight years of the artform, ...
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—Updated Nov 8, 2006



The Longsword of Johannes Liechtenauer Vol. 1

Learn the ancient and noble art of fighting with the long- or "hand-and-a-half" sword according to the teachings of the medieval fencing master Johannes ...

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Quality reading material on historical swordsmanship is already rare enough in the market, so to find a quality DVD on the subject seems out of the question. Nonetheless, the gentlemen from the German group Ochs have put together just that, and it is fantastic. This ...
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—Updated Nov 8, 2006



The Art of Making Armour: A Craftsman's Guide to Creating Authentic Armour Reproductions
by Rob Valentine

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This book would be a nice children's book, or perhaps something good for a library to keep in store. It is a very generalized overview of how a suit of 16th century armour would have been put together. It explains broadly the main parts of the harness and how an armour ...
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—Updated May 14, 2006



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