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Carl A. Thimm: A Complete Bibliography of Fencing & Duelling [1999]
Its story is of especial interest to English readers, for, curiously enough, it is in England that the true character of ancient sword-play, and its evolution towards the highly perfect art which we now call fencing, was first elucidated. Investigation of ...

Carl A. Thimm: A Complete Bibliography Of Fencing And Duelling - As Practised By All European Nations From The Middle Ages To The Present Day [2009]
Complete and exhaustive list of books and articles on all aspects of fencing and duelling in the major European languages, illustrated with portraits of celebrated swordsmen. ...

George Cameron Stone: A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor - in All Countries and in All Times [1999]
This indispensable resource, compiled by an expert, employs an alphabetized, dictionary-style format that makes it easy to locate material on an astonishing variety of weapons. Arquebuses, flintlocks, matchlocks, and other antique guns appear here, as wel ...

Roger Crosnier: A guide to judging and presiding at foil and sabre [1950]
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Roger Crosnier: A guide to judging and presiding at foil and sabre [1959]
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Ewart Oakeshott: A Knight and His Weapons [1998]
This 1964 volume offers everything you wanted to know about spears, lances, axes, maces, hammers, swords, daggers, and even crude firearms. Oakeshott presents the history of each weapon, including how it was made and used in battle. ...

Amateur Fencers League of America: A.F.L.A. Manual
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Gerard Thibault: Academy of the Sword [2006]
Secret Geometries of the Sword In the early years of the 17th century, Girard Thibault -- poet, physician, architect, painter, occultist, and master swordsman, a true Renaissance man -- astonished the courts of Europe with a new system of swordsmanship ba ...

Dale Ant Girard: Actors on Guard - A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen [1996]
Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing and presenting theatrical sword fights. Fo ...

Michele Byam: Arms & Armor [2004]
In a world where even toy guns are reviled by pacifistic parents there exists the extraordinary Eyewitness Book Arms & Armor. Studying weaponry is an unusual, fascinating angle on human history, as people have always used weapons to hunt, defend themselve ...

Carol Belanger Grafton: Arms and Armor - A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources [1995]
Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery and more. Especially suitable for p ...

Fillipo Vadi: Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi - 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Fillipo Vadi [2002]
In the early Italian Renaissance, few courts were as renowned for arts and letters as was the Court of Urbino. Here the consumate image of the Renaissance Man was forged under the benevolent patronage of Guidobaldo da Montrefeltro, the same man who was pa ...

William E. Wilson: Arte of Defence - An Introduction to the Use of the Rapier [2002]
No sword and no historical style of swordsmanship is as romanticized as is the rapier of the Italian Renaissance. From the quarrels, brawls and duels of Shakespeare to the raucous abandon of the Three Muskateers, the rapier has long been associated with s ...

R.C. Allanson-Winn, C. Phillipps-Wolley: Broadsword and Singlestick - with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense [2006]
Published in England in 1890, this fascinating book may be one of the earliest ever to discuss the use of everyday items as weapons of self-defense for, in the words of the authors, “those ‘tight places’ where men care nothing for rules, but only want to ...

Richard Cohen: By the Sword - History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions [2002]
By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting - a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engr ...

Richard Cohen: By the Sword - History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions [2003]
By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting - a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engr ...

Arturo Perez-Reverte: Captain Alatriste [2005]
Hooded figures, apparently acting on the behalf of Fray Emilio Bocanegra, "president of the Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition," hire famed soldier Capt. Diego Alatriste to murder two Englishmen who have come to Madrid. One of the hooded figures, however, b ...

Grzegorz Zabinski, Bartlomiej Walczak: Codex Wallerstein - A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling [2002]
The Codex Wallerstein is one of the best known of the late medieval fencing treatises still in existence. Though perhaps not as widely known as Talhoffer 1467 or Flos Duellatorum, it is just as important to students of the Western martial arts. Originally ...

Alfred Hutton: Cold Steel - The Art of Fencing with the Sabre [2006]
The techniques associated with the sabre differ markedly from those of the épeé and the rapier. This 1889 classic by a pioneer of modern fencing offers both technical and historical views of the art of the sabre. Topics include a variety of different stro ...

Leon Bertrand: Cut and Thrust - The subtlety of the sabre [1927]
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Eduard Wagner: Cut and Thrust Weapons [1967]
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Guy Windsor: Duellists Companion: A training manual for 17th century Italian rapier [2006]
Guy Windsor, acclaimed author of The Swordsmans' Companion, has at long last penned his work relating to the Italian Rapier based on the work of Capo Ferro. Designed as a practical training manual, the book contains more than 400 illustrations and step-by ...

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: El Maestro de esgrima [1988]
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Istvan Lukovich: Electric Foil Fencing - Advanced Competetive Training [2003]
If you’re serious about competing at foil, you need this book. It clearly explains the new tactics and techniques that have transformed modern fencing, offers training tips, and provides numerous illustrations. "Incredibly pithy. . . . a wealth of informa ...

István Lukovich: Electric Foil Fencing - Advanced compettitive training [1999]
Electric Foil Fencing: advanced competitive training bridges the gap between beginner and competitor. It teaches the differences in technique, training, and approach between traditional, classical, beginners foil and competitive electric foil. These diffe ...

István Lukovich, I. Butykai: Electric Foil Fencing - Advanced compettitive training [1971]
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Carlos Velez III: En Garde! - A Girl's Introduction to the World of Fencing [2008]
This book teaches and illustrates the rules of fencing as well as entertains the reader by bringing her into the world of a 14 year old fencer. Written primarily for female athletes between the ages of 12 and 15, En Garde! takes a girl through the steps t ...

Stephen Hand: English Swordsmanship - The True Fight of George Silver [2006]
George Silver was oneof the most significant writers on the history of Western swordsmanship. Best known for his distrust of Italian rapier fencing, this suspicion led him to document the system of swordsmanship practiced by the English gentry and nobilit ...

Terence Kingston: EPEE - Combat Manual [2001]
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Johan Harmenberg: Epee 2.0 - The Birth Of The New Fencing Paradigm [2007]
Johan Harmenberg had left his native Sweden because he had "given up" on serious competitive fencing. But when he came to MIT, he met an innovative coach - the late Eric Sollee. Scribbling on a napkin in a Cambridge bar, Eric, Johan, and the other MIT fen ...

Imre Vass: Epée Fencing [1976]
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Imre Vass: Epée Fencing - A complete system
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Imre Vass: Epée Fencing - A complete system [2003]
If you're a fencer, this book will take your epée game to the next level! It's a must if you're a coach! From simple moves to a masterful repertory of dazzling strokes and counterstrokes -- technique, tactics, and strategy. This is the definitive book o ...

Imre Vass: Epée Fencing - A complete system [1998]
The épée is the nineteenth-century duelling sword transformed into a modern athletic weapon contested by men and women from nations around the world in international and Olympic competition. It is unique among fencing weapons because it is also contested ...

Pierre Thirioux: Escrime Moderne [1970]
The book covers technique, tactics, and teaching methods for all three fencing weapons. ...

Brian Pitman: Fencing - Techniques of Foil, Epee and Sabre [1988]
This guide to fencing includes over 100 action photographs, demonstration sequences, and line drawings to help the reader put its advice into practice. It introduces the weapons and clarifies the rules governing them, explains the basics of the grip and t ...

Camillo Agrippa: Fencing - A Renaissance Treatise [2010]
Camillo Agrippa's widely influential "Treatise on the Science of Arms" was a turning point in the history of fencing. The author - an engineer by trade and not a professional master of arms - was able to radically re-imagine teaching the art of fencing. A ...

Charles Louis De Beaumont: Fencing - Ancient Art and Modern Sport [1960]
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Charles Louis De Beaumont: Fencing - Ancient Art and Modern Sport [1978]
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Elaine Cheris: Fencing - Steps to success [2002]
Learn the highly technical sport of fencing in nine challenging and fun steps! "Fencing: Steps to Success" covers all of the essential skills of the epee and foil forms of the sport. The book is a perfect how-to guide for beginning and developing fencers, ...

Hugo and James Costello: Fencing [1962]
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Joseph Vince: Fencing [1940]
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Joseph Vince: Fencing [1962]
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Joseph Vince: Fencing [2010]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing [1952]
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László Szabó: Fencing and the Master [1998]
Fencing and the Master is abeloved, unique classic tat distills the fencing wisdom of the twentieth century. Szabo's book lays out the tools and techniques of coaching, but more than that, it opens up the heart and spirit of a maestro. Copiously illustrat ...

William Gaugler: Fencing Everyone [1987]
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Suzanne Slade: Fencing for Fun! [2008]
Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favo ...

Art Thomas: Fencing is for Me [1982]
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Sergei Golubitsky: Fencing is My Life [2004]
The best fencing autobiography since Nadi s, with inspiration and instruction for every fencer a perfect gift for young fencers and an important story for coaches. A great champion tells his story and teaches his secrets (and you can learn from his mistak ...

Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Electric Foil - Introduction and Tactics [1961]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Épée [1958]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Foil [1951]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Foil - Instruction & Technique [1967]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Sabre [1955]
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Roger Crosnier: Fencing with the Sabre - Instruction & Technique [1954]
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István Lukovich: Fencing: the modern international style [1997]
Fencing: the modern international style is a systematic, in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of fencing both the how and the why. Unlike most introductions, its purpose is to give students enough knowledge to teach the sport, not just practic ...

J. Allen Suddeth: Fight Directing for the Theatre [1996]
Fight Directing for the Theatre is the most comprehensive study of its kind. Authored by professional fight director J. Allen Suddeth, all the aspects of brawn, brawl, and broadswords are covered. Directors, performers, stage managers, teachers, prop buil ...

Maxwell R. Garret, Mary H. Poulson: Foil Fencing - Skills, Safety, Operations and Responsibilities for the 1980's [1981]
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Maxwell R. Garret, Emmanuil G. Kaidanov, Gil A. Pezza: Foil, Saber, and Epee Fencing - Skills, Safety, Operations, and Responsibilities [1994]
Anyone who wishes to learn the sport of fencing will find the basic elements necessary to begin in Foil, Saber, and Épée Fencing. The already accomplished fencer will find the answers to methodology and strategies by which to overcome one's opponent in ...

Milly Mogulof: Foiled - Hitler`s Jewish Olympian - The Helene Mayer Story [2002]
A fencing prodigy at 13, German Senior Champion (1925) at 14, and Olympic Gold Medallist (1928) before her eighteenth birthday, Helene Mayer was a goddess to her German countrymen. But, by 1930, with her Jewish past identified, she was living in self-impo ...

Ridolfo Capo Ferro: Gran Simvlacro Dell` Arte Ed Dellvso Della Scgerma
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David Lindholm, Peter Svard, John Clements: Knightly Arts of Combat - Sword and Buckler Fighting, Wrestling, and Fighting in Armor [2006]
The lessons of influential 15th-century fencing master Sigmund Ringeck are brought to life once again by David Lindholm and Peter Svärd, the duo behind Sigmund Ringeck’s Knightly Art of the Longsword. This lavishly illustrated companion to Longsword exami ...

Knives and Swords - A Visual History [2010]
Showcasing more than 300 swords, knives, and daggers from over 3,000 years of history with stunning color photography, Knives and Swords is the perfect book for anyone with an interest in the history of edged weapons. From the finely crafted swords of the ...

A. Vigeant: La Bibliographie de L'Escrime Ancienne et Moderne [2008]
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Berndt Barth, Katrin Barth: Learning Fencing [2003]
This work, with its child appropriate uncomplicated text and motivating illustrations, was written for a child's hand. By inviting the child to complete individual tasks, to solve puzzles, to answer questions and to complete drawings, the book achieves th ...

J. H. von Hefner-Alteneck: Medieval Arms and Armor - A Pictorial Archive [2004]
This handsome archive depicts richly detailed armor and weaponry dating from the early ninth century to the mid-1700s. Adapted from decorative ornamentation on burial monuments and manuscripts, hundreds of finely executed images depict authentic shields, ...

Paul Wagner, Stephen Hand: Medieval Art of Sword & Shield - The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33 [2004]
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, Sydney, have studied the manuscript for five years, working to unlock its intriguing secrets ...

Hans Talhoffer: Medieval Combat
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Medieval Sword & Shield - The Combat System of Royal Armouries MS I.33 [2004]
Medieval Sword & Shield is a fascinating interpretation of the earliest known fighting treatise in Europe, Royal Armouries RA I.33, also published by Chivalry Bookshelf as The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship (ISBN 1891448382). In Medieval Sword & Shield, ...

John Clements: Medieval Swordsmanship - Illustrated Methods and Techniques [1998]
From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European ...

Charles Louis De Beaumont: Modern British Fencing - A history of the Amateur Fencing Association of Great Britain [1949]
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Clovis Deladrier: Modern Fencing - A Comprehensive Manual for the Foil - the Epee - the Sabre [2005]
First published in 1948, Modern Fencing was used to train generations of fencing students at the U.S. Naval Academy. It is unique among fencing manuals because it contains lessons in all three weapons - the foil, epee and sabre - rather than just one. Tho ...

Clovis Deladrier: Modern Fencing - A Comprehensive Manual for the Foil, Epee, and Sabre [1973]
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Michael Alaux: Modern Fencing - Foil, Epee, Sabre; from Initiation to Competition [1975]
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Michael Alaux: Modern Fencing - Foil, Epee, Sabre; from Initiation to Competition [1981]
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Clovis Deladrier: Modern Fencing (Foil-Sabre-Épée) [1948]
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Aldo Nadi, Paul Gallico: Nadi on Fencing [2005]
One the greatest of modern swordsmen and an Olympic champion, Nadi instructed men, women, and children in the art and science of fencing. His comprehensive and accessible manual covers fundamental and advanced foil techniques and offers philosophical and ...

Alfred Hutton: Old Sword Play - Techniques of the Great Masters [1892]
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Alfred Hutton: Old Sword Play - The Systems Of The Fence [2009]
The history of sword-play and fencing from the 16th to the 18th century. with 57 plates. ...

Alfred Hutton, foreword by Ramon Martinez: Old Sword Play - Techniques of the Great Masters [2002]
Anyone interested in historical weapons or the art of fencing will want to own this classic study of swordsmenship in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Written in the late nineteenth century by a British officer, antiquarian, and noted ...

Aldo Nadi: On Fencing [1994]
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Aladar Kogler: One Touch at a Time - Psychological Aspects of Fencing [2004]
A complete revision and substantial expansion of the first edition of Aladar Kogler's instant classic. This unique book looks at the key attributes that make elite fencers into world champions. Then it shows how you can develop these traits in yourself-- ...

Imre Vass: Párbajtôrvivás [1965]
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Imre Vass: Párbajtôrvivás [1976]
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Jim Hrisoulas: Pattern-Welded Blade - Artistry In Iron (Equipment & Techniques) [1994]
Pattern-welded blades are among the most beautiful and durable creations to emerge from the bladesmith’s forge. Now, Jim Hrisoulas, author of The Complete Bladesmith, reveals the secrets of this ancient craft, from the welding of the starting billet to fi ...

Nick S. Thomas: Rapier - The Art and Use of Fencing [2007]
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Ewart Oakeshott: Records of the Medieval Sword [2007]
Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this study. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, Oakeshott emphasises the ori ...

John Clements: Renaissance Swordsmanship - The Illustrated Use of Rapiers And Cut-And-Thrust Swords [1997]
This is the most thorough work ever about historical swordsmanship. It is both a general reference and an instructional guide for advanced and beginning sword enthusiasts, students of military history and martial artists. Includes rare historical info and ...

Amateur Fencers League of America: Rules for Competition
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Sherraine MacKay: Running With Swords - The Adventures and Misadventures of an Irrepressible Canadian Fencing Champion [2005]
Prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics, few Canadians - outside fencing circles - knew very much about Sherraine MacKay, but as the countdown to those games began, her name became more and more familiar, and while the world of fencing had been, up to that time ...

Eagerton Castle: Schools And Masters of Fence - From the Middle Ages to the End of the Eighteenth Century [2007]
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Eagerton Castle: Schools and Masters of Fencing - From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century [2003]
The standard reference on historical swordsmanship since its 1885 publication, this volume is still widely considered the definitive work on fencing history and the art of European swordsmanship. The author, eagerton castle, traces fencing from its roots ...

Christian Tobler: Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship - Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Liechtenauer [2009]
In the late 14th century, Master Johannes Liechtenauer developed a deadly form of martial art that fully integrated sword, spear, dagger and grappling, in and out of armour,on foot and on horseback. Founding a school of swordsmanship that would dominate G ...

Henry de Sainct-Didier: Single Sword of Henry de Sainct Didier [2009]
Written in 1573 by fencing master Henry de Sainct-Didier, this is believed to be the first French sword manual ever written. Noting that he "lived his whole life learning to fight with the single sword," de Sainct-Didier says that his reason for writing t ...

Harry James: Strength Training for Fencers [2007]
The first - and only - book written by a fencer for fencers, this book takes you through every step of the strength training process from the core to each of the muscle groups, and from static to dynamic and balance-challenging exercises. It's a must for ...

Richard Lane: Swashbuckling - A Step-by-Step Guide to the Art of Stage Combat and Theatrical Swordplay [2004]
Something happens when you pick up a sword: Your smile becomes a little wider, your step a little jauntier. The hilt fits naturally into your hand--and that's not by accident. Most swords were designed to roughly double the reach of the human arm. Even tw ...

Brian R. Price: Sword in Two Hands - A Full-Color Modern Training Guide based on the Fior di Battaglia of Fiore dei Liberi [2007]
Sword in Two Hands is a full-color modern training guide based on the 14th & 15th century Italian swordmaster, Fiore dei Liberi. In the sumptuous volume, Brian R. Price, Principale and co-founder of the Schola Saint George, presents a detailed curriculem ...

Doreen Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Phil Velikan: Sword of a Champion - The Story of Sharon Monplaisir [2000]
A dreamer from the wrong neighborhood, Sharon Monplaisir had always been teased at school for her hand-me-down clothes and her giant glasses. She felt more comfortable with her books about exotic places and exciting adventures. Sharon had read about sword ...

Linda Joy Singleton: Sword Play [2006]
This is the fourth book in the series of teenager Sabine dealing with past events and finding herself. Excerpt from this book: "Help her," insists the spirit of Kip, the jock from her old school who died in a car accident. But his cryptic message is the l ...

Ben Boss: Swords - An Artist`s Devotion [2008]
Brave men and women have taken up the sword since ages of old, and a fascination with this formidable weapon grips dedicated followers to this day. Here is a celebration of swords and swordsmen that spans time and place — from ancient warriors such as Beo ...

Mike Loades: Swords and Swordsmen [2011]
This magnificent book tells the story of the evolution of swords, how they were made, how they were used, and the people that used them. It doesn't claim to give comprehensive coverage but instead takes certain surviving examples as landmarks on a fascina ...

Ian Pierce: Swords of the Viking Age [2007]
This new work fills a vacuum in English language studies of the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking Age, from the mid-eighth through to the mid-eleventh century. Given the mission of seeking out the best representative examples of th ...

Alfred Hutton: Swordsman - A Manual Of Fence And The Defence Against An Uncivilised Enemy [2009]
Late 19th century fencing manual written by an expert to rescue the art from the `debasement` caused by firearms. ...

Brian R. Price: Teaching & Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship [2005]
Historical swordsmanship and the rich spectrum of European martial arts has captured the attention of students of military history, Eastern martial artists, reenactors, stage choreographers, fencing historians, and tournament combatants. With this redisco ...

Brian Price: Techniques Of Medieval Armour Reproduction [2000]
Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern armourer’s art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear instruction, Brian P ...

R. Ewart Oakeshott: The Archaeology of Weapons - Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry [1996]
Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war—from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry. Profusely illustrated with a host of armor and weapons: dagger ...

Charles Ffoulkes: The Armourer and His Craft - From the XIth to the XVIth Century [1988]
Standard reference offers comprehensive, detailed record of 500 years of European armor—manufacture, materials, tools, cost, weight, etc. Over 100 illus. Bibliography. ...

Nick Evangelista: The Art and Science of Fencing [1996]
Often thought of as an activity just for actors or an elite few, fencing is actually an ideal sport for people of all ages. Fencing develops dexterity, endurance, flexibility, grace, and overall fitness, while also allowing participants the opportunity to ...

Nick Evangelista: The Art and Science of Fencing [1999]
Often thought of as an activity just for actors or an elite few, fencing is actually an ideal sport for people of all ages. Fencing develops dexterity, endurance, flexibility, grace, and overall fitness, while also allowing participants the opportunity to ...

Tomasso Leoni: The Art of Dueling - 17th Century Rapier as Taught by Salvatore Fabris [2005]
During the Renaissance, rapier-dueling and fencing evolved into one of the most deadly and effective of Western martial arts. Salvator Fabris (1544-1618), a Grand Master from Padua, Italy, became arguably the most Internationally-celebrated teacher of thi ...

Monsieur L`Abbat: The Art of Fencing - The Use of the Small Sword [2007]
Monsieur L'Abbat was a French author and a Fencing Master at the Academy of Toulouse in France in the late seventeenth century. He was the author of the first comprehensive study of the art of fencing entitled Questions Sur L'Art En Fait D'Armes, which wa ...

Luigi Barbasetti: The Art of Foil [1932]
"The Art of Foil" gives a short history of fencing and a rather complete treatise on the Italian school of fencing. ...

Hank Reinhardt: The Book of Swords [2009]
The sword is the most revered of all of man’s weapons. Although the club is older, the knife more universal, and the firearm much more efficient, it is to the sword that most decoration, myth, mysticism and reverence has been given. The katana has been ca ...

Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Book of the Sword [1987]
Eloquent, exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Traces sword’s origin—from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cutla ...

Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Book of the Sword [1987]
Eloquent, exceptionally erudite history of the "Queen of Weapons." Traces sword's origin — from prehistory to its full growth during early Roman Empire. Discusses earliest weapons of stone, bone, horn and wood as well as variations: sabre, broadsword, cut ...

Jim Hrisoulas: The Complete Bladesmith - Forging Your Way to Perfection [1987]
Looking for instructions in bladesmithing that'll put you on the cutting edge of the custom blade market? Then this definitive guide to forging world-class blades is for you. Written by a master bladesmith, this book tells you how to set up your forge, se ...

Berndt Barth, Emil Beck: The Complete Guide to Fencing [2006]
This volume is a comprehensive teaching and reference guide to fencing's most important training theories and their applications. "The Complete Guide to Fencing" is a unique collaboration between internationally renowned sports training scientists - and s ...

Douglas E. Richards: The Devil`s Sword [2010]
A fencing tournament turns deadly! Can three young fencers thwart a plan to bring America to its knees? Kevin, Rachel and Ben are experts with a sword, and eager to battle for medals at an upcoming fencing tournament at Nellis Air Force Base. They’ll soon ...

Claude La Marche: The Dueling Sword [2009]
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Guy Windsor: The Duellists Companion - A training manual for 17th century Italian rapier [2006]
THE SWORDSMANS' COMPANION is a superb introduction to a modern system of self-defense based on the Italian medieval masters Fiore dei Liberi and Filippo Vadi. Intended for the beginner, the book approaches the art of swordsmanship from the perspective o ...

Jacob De Gheyn: The Exercise of Armes
All 117 engravings from the classic 17th century military manual ...

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The Fencing Master [1998]
In Madrid in 1868, fencing master and a man of honor Don Jamie is approached by a misterious woman who seeks to learn the secret of the unstoppable thrust, an arcane technique known only to him. All too soon, he finds himself in the vortex of a plot that ...

Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The Fencing Master [2004]
Spain's bestselling novelist follows three polished and erudite thrillers (The Flanders Panel; The Club Dumas; The Seville Communion) with a fourth that combines the classic art of fencing, 19th-century Spanish monarchical politics and the eternal lure of ...

The Field of Honor [1884]
Study of dueling. A topic popular at the time, the study admires the code duello, and arhgues in favor of hiring professional fighters to represent sides in a duel. ...

William M. Gaugler: The History of Fencing - Foundations of Modern European Swordplay [1997]
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Harvey J. S. Withers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Swords and Sabers - An authorative history and visual directory of edged weapons from around the world [2009]
Features many fascinating weapons, including napeoleonic swords. cavalry sabres, american polearms, the rapier and the naval cutlass. ...

Harvey J. S. Withers, Dr. Tobias Capwell: The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers - Through history in 1500 color photographs [2011]
An authoritative guide to sharp-edged weapons, from their origins in the Stone Age through to the 21st century ...

Nick Evangelista: The Inner Game of Fencing - Excellence in Form, Technique, Strategy and Spirit [2000]
An illustrated study of the mental aspects of the sport of fencing, written by the author of ART AND SCIENCE OF FENCING. ...

Aldo Nadi, Lance C. Lobo, William M. Gaugler: The Living Sword - A Fencer's Autobiography [1995]
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Sydney Anglo: The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe [2000]
Balletic homicide on the duelling field; stabbing and wrestling in tavern brawls; deceits and brutalities in street affrays; mounted encounters by armoured knights locked in desperate hand-to-hand combat - these were the martial arts of Renaissance Europe ...

Jim Hrisoulas: The Master Bladesmith - Advanced Studies In Steel [1991]
This advanced study of steel reveals forging secrets that for centuries have been protected by guilds. Never-before-seen instructions, diagrams and photos explain the tricks behind using Japanese mokume gane, differential heat treating, power hammers, and ...

Jeffrey L. Forgeng: The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship - A Facsimile & Translation of Europe's Oldest Personal Combat Treatise, Ro Yal Armouries MS I.33 [2003]
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R. Coltman Clephan: The Medieval Tournament [1995]
Complete, detailed history of English and European tournaments, based on rare manuscripts and original sources. Topics include Arthurian and other round tables, body armor, chain mail, plate armor, royal jousts, introduction of firearms in the 14th centur ...

William Gaugler, Lance C. Lobo: The Science of Fencing - A Comprehensive Training Manual for Master and Student; Including Lesson Plans for Foil, Sabre and Epee Instruction [2004]
A Comprehensive Training Manual for Master and Student; Including Lesson Plans for Foil, Sabre and Epee Instruction ...

J Christopher Amberger: The Secret History of the Sword - Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts [1999]
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Alfred Hutton: The Sword and the Centuries [2006]
This colorful and vividly descriptive book traces the sword and its use throughout the golden age of swordsmanship. Using examples from history, Hutton charts the development of various types of weapons, demonstrates the techniques and tactics of the key ...

Hilda Ellis Davidson: The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England [1998]
This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs, ...

Ewart Oakeshott: The Sword in the Age of Chivalry [1994]
A history and typology of the European knightly sword. Oakeshott draws on his extensive research to trace its development from the knightly successors of the Viking weapon to the emergence of the Renaissance sword, using evidence from literature and art a ...

Alfred Hutton: The Sword Through the Centuries [2002]
Engrossing, carefully researched and illustrated survey spanning five centuries covers the development of the sword from its earliest forms, beginning with the Age of Chivalry. Lively contemporary accounts provide details on swordplay between knightly opp ...

Guy Windsor: The Swordman`s Companion - A Manual for Training With the Medieval Longsword [2004]
Guy Windsor, acclaimed author of The Swordsmans' Companion, has at long last penned his work relating to the Italian Rapier based on the work of Capo Ferro. Designed as a practical training manual, the book contains more than 400 illustrations and step-by ...

Noel Stevens: The Swordsman [2010]
A peerless young swordsman, Guy Ramage was lowly in station, serving a powerful English lord in Madrid he captured a fortune in bankers' scripts, and fled Madrid at a gallop! Now in his teens, Guy had been born an unsurpassed swordsman. He came to Madrid ...

Julio Martinez Castello: The Theory and Practice of Fencing [1933]
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Julio Martinez Castello, Gabriel H. Mayorga, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: The Theory and Practice of Fencing [1961]
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Robert G. Price: The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing [2009]
The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date fencing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of nearly 100 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and a ...

Nick Evangelista, Anita Evangelista: The Woman Fencer [2001]
While fencing was once the prerogative of men alone - by tradition and by choice - fencing has involved into a sport that is no longer gender exclusive. It is a game that may be mastered by anyone. Today, women play an important and equal role in fencing, ...

J. Mc Arthur: Theory and Practice of Fencing [2009]
The theory and practice of fencing in 1780 with plentiful illustration. A good basic source for fencing terms and methods. ...

Berndt Barth, Katrin Barth: Training Fencing [2003]
Building on the book Learning Fencing, this book explains how to train for technique and tactics in the sport of fencing and shows why fencers must improve their endurance, strength, and speed. Young fencers learn to go beyond practice bouts and enrich th ...

Zbigniew Czajkowski: Understanding Fencing - The Unity of Theory and Practice [2005]
Zbigniew Czajkowski, the world-famous coach who has produced world champions and Olympic gold medalists in all three weapons has finally distilled his teachings in English! An in-depth look at the coach s work: basic theory, fencing psychology, how to con ...

DK Publishing, Roger Ford, R. G. Grant, A. Gilbert, Philip Parker, R. Holmes: Weapon - A Visual History of Arms and Armor [2010]
For 4,000 years weapons, and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the ...

Marvin Nelson, Rick Reiff: Winning fencing [1975]
Winning Fencing is a complete and fully illustrated guide to the art. The authors begin with the necessary equipment - and how to buy it - and proceed to the basic positions, movements, and blade work. To help the fencer improve his game, the authors show ...

Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison: Winning Ugly [2007]
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Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison: Winning Ugly - Mental warfare in tennis - Lessons from a master [1994]
Why does he win? How does he beat players like Boris Becker who are supposedly better than him? Looks are deceiving, and with Brad (whose style has been described as "ugly") looks are very deceiving. He has won over $5 million in tournament prize money. H ...

Charles Louis De Beaumont: Your Book of Fencing [1970]
This book covers all three fencing weapons, with glossary of fencing terms. ...