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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Artwork: Guards of the Highland Broadsword         Reply with quote

Located in a museum right here in San Francisco is an interesting piece of art called The Guards of the Highland Broadsword, by Thomas Rowlandson, 1799.

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The Guards of the Highland Broadsword
by Thomas Rowlandson, 1799
Copyright: Collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It looks similar to one of the manuals in Chivalry Bookshelf's Highland Broadsword...

I may be mistaken though.

Is interesting though.

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Greyson Brown




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are a couple of those guards that differ from the ones in I:33, but most of it looks very similar. The image at the top demonstrating that any attack to the legs can be avoided and defeated by taking a step back and cutting or thrusting to your opponents head could just about have been lifted from I:33.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is also illustrated in an old book I have: The Art and History of Personal Combat by Arthur Wise 1971, well worth picking up if you can find it.
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Henrik Bjoern Boegh




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As Martin pointed out, Highland Broadsword by Mark Rector and Paul Wagner shows exactly the same situations and guards.

Interesting print! Thanks for sharing, Nathan!

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Henrik

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