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J. Bedell




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Sickle Fighting         Reply with quote

I have been reading the review of the Western Martial Arts Workshop 2006, and I am very interested in the sickle fighting in particular. I was wondering if anyone knew if a modern copy of the Paulus Hector Mair manuscript was available anywhere or if Jeff Tsay has published something about it?

Also, is there someplace to get a quality reproduction practice (or sharp) sickle? I wouldn't be buying one soon but its good to know for future reference Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Dec, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am unaware of an English translation of Mair's manuscript, but you can find a copy of the original manuscript, in German, here:

http://www.aemma.org/onlineResources/mair/contents_body.htm

There is a small fee to use their resources, though it is worth it.

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Martin Wilkinson





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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec, 2006 12:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A couple of members of ARMA are publishing a translation of Mair's pole arms section, not sure if that will include sickle.
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J. Bedell




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PostPosted: Sat 09 Dec, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Bill, now that I know where to find it I just have to work on translating it Big Grin

Thanks Martin, that's good to know, I hope it will include the sickle section.

Thanks to both of you for your help,
-James

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