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Christopher VaughnStrever




Location: San Antonio, TX
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Pole Arm Books         Reply with quote

I will be making a purchase of a Pole Axe very soon. Since the book store on the site is down, I searched amazon, though I do not even know the right words to type in, to make a proper seach. My main desire of the book is to learn about stance, any possible footwork, and of course; How should I hold the thing so as to look historically accurate. Any book suggestions would be appreciated.

Mid to late 15th century is my time period.

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Vincent Le Chevalier




Location: Paris, France
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've heard of this one:
Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair

I haven't read it but I'm sure other members here can offer you a more complete review...

Regards,

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Vincent
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Daniel Staberg




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec, 2009 7:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fellow myArmoury member Hugh Knight has written a book on the subject http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...highlight=

I've ordered a copy for use with my own pollaxe but as the order is recent and it's Christmas time the mail is slow to deliver it.
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Steven H




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Dec, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

For a beginner Hugh Knight's book is probably better.

The Paulus Hector Mair book is just a translation and so it requires more interpretation to use.

Cheers,
Steven

Kunstbruder - Boston area Historical Combat Study
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