For Sale: Sword related books
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Clearing out some books from the book shelf. Books are in very good condition. Please PM or email me at with any questions. 

$50 shipped for all or best offer



1)The Samurai Sword: A Handbook [Paperback] by 
John M. Yumoto (Author)

This best-selling handbook to the samurai sword details the origins and development; its historical background, styles and famous schools; differences in construction; and outlines methods of identifying and researching the sword, as well as caring for it properly.

$10 Shipped CONUS

2) Highland Knife Fighting: With the Dirk and Sgian [Paperback]
By Christopher Scott Thompson and Louis Pastore.

In this entertaining and informative look at the Highland dirk, author Christopher Thompson examines a number of Scottish historical and oral sources to document the role of the knife in Gaelic society. Although worn by all classes of society, the dirk was the primary weapon of the common clansmen, and since it was worn indoors as well as outdoors, it was the favored weapon for acts of revenge and self-defense. Highland Knife Fighting traces the historical roots of the dirk, which is believed to be descended from the medieval ballock dagger, and provides step-by-step instructions and photos in how the Highlanders used the knife. Lessons include holding, carrying and using the dirk with a sword and targe; choosing the proper guards; responding to sudden attacks from in and out of distance; using the dirk for the seven principal "bone-breakings"; and executing the throw from Highland wrestling. Also included are exercises and drills, including the advanced quickdraw drill, and combative techniques of the Scottish dirk dance positions.

$10 Shipped CONUS

3) The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin Ryu Iaido by Nicklaus Suino.

The original purpose of iaido was to slay an opponent with one stroke of the sword upon unsheathing; today it is practiced as a martial art, one that improves concentration, develops strength and coordination, and cultivates awareness of an ancient culture and its traditions. This manual of Eishin-Ryu (or "Pure Faith") iaido teaches the most widely practiced sword style, and is illustrated with step-by-step drawings to help students, from beginners to advanced, hone their forms and techniques. Introductory chapters explain the history and evolution of the art, the Japanese sword and related equipment, and the etiquette and code of the samurai, while an extensive glossary and bibliography are provided for further reference.

$20 Shipped CONUS

4) Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique And Practice [Paperback]
by Donn F. Draeger 

This book offers a wonderful introduction to the martial artist who has been exposed to limited swordplay in a martial arts class and wants to continue learning separately. Illustrations and explanations of the moves and forms help readers fully learn each lesson.

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2) Highland Knife Fighting: With the Dirk and Sgian [Paperback]
By Christopher Scott Thompson and Louis Pastore.

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