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Knights of Christ (Men-at-Arms)
by Terence Wise

The ancient warrior code which persisted in medieval Christian Europe dictated that a man's greatest virtues were physical strength, skill at arms, bravery, daring, ...

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—Updated Aug 29, 2006



Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991–2002 (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
by Stuart W. Pyhrr, Donald J. LaRocca, Morihiro Ogawa

This book celebrates more than a decade of collecting by the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Arms and Armor since the reinstallation of its permanent ...

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Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop
by Wayne Goddard

Don't spend big bucks on your knife shop!You don't need to spend a fortune to start making fantastic knives. Noted knifemaker Wayne Goddard provides outstanding ...

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Fun to read even if you don't want to follow the steps. But if you do follow them you end up with a nice knife.
—Updated Aug 25, 2006



Knight Hospitaller (1): 1100–1306 (Warrior)
by David Nicolle

Unlike their sometime rivals the Templars, the Order of St John of the Hospital of Jerusalem (or the Hospitallers as they are better known) was not created as a ...

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—Updated Aug 25, 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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—Updated Aug 25, 2006



The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. ...

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—Updated Aug 25, 2006



English Medieval Knight 1300–1400 (Warrior)
by Christopher Gravett

The 14th-century knight lived in a century of change, in terms of both recruitment methods and the appearance of fighting men. This book describes all aspects of ...

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—Updated Jan 5, 2006



The Swordman's Companion: A Modern Training Manual for the Medieval Longsword
by Guy Windsor

How was the medieval sword used? Although many books have been released detailing techniques of the medieval swordmasters, none of them can really be termed easily ...

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Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Master Liechtenauer's Verse
by Christian Henry Tobler

Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of ...

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—Updated Dec 19, 2005



The Sword in the Age of Chivalry
by Ewart Oakeshott

The resplendent image of the medieval knight is symbolised by his sword, a lethal weapon on the battlefield and a badge of chivalry in that complex social code. ...

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