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The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 1

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series includes three essential volumes filled with history, humor, and practical advice. Invaluable information for anyone ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



Swords and Hilt Weapons
by Coe

A guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from the Bronze Age to World War II. On the basis of technical excellence and cultural significance, emphasis is given ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



A Brief History of the Hundred Years War
by Desmond Seward

For over a hundred years England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. France was a large, unwieldy kingdom, ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by Ralph Payne-Gallwey

One of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages, the crossbow fired a 12-inch bolt capable of piercing all but the strongest armor. This fascinating ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



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 Oct 22, 2005



Medieval Art of Sword & Shield: The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33
by Paul Wagner, Stephen Hand

Royal Armouries MS I.33 Companion Deciphering the martial techniques in RA MS I.33 can be difficult. Paul Wagner & Stephen Hand of the Stoccata School of Defence, ...

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Would have gotten a tenner, but as it is already outdated, what can you do? Buy SPADA II !
—Updated Oct 22, 2005



The Shield and the Sword (Classic Military History)
by Ernle Bradford

The order of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem is the most long-lived of the great military orders of knighthood. Originating in a hospice on the ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



The Art of Blacksmithing
by Alex Bealer

With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book ...

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No comments on learning how to learn blacksmithing techniques, but he really doesn't know that much about arms or armour.
—Updated Oct 22, 2005



The Renaissance at War
by Thomas Arnold

With the dawning of the Renaissance came technological and social advances that changed forever the art of warfare. Rich with anecdotal detail, a compelling and ...

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—Updated Oct 22, 2005



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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—Updated Oct 22, 2005









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