Renaissance Swordsmanship: The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-And-Thrust Swords
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 100 original drawings.
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Review: Renaissance Swordsmanship: Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-and-thrust SwordsUser Review - Christopher - Goodreads
The lack of focus hurt this book I think. Either of the subjects, rapier or cut and thrust, could have been treated more fully. Read full review
Review: Renaissance Swordsmanship: Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-and-thrust SwordsUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
Dated, but with some good information in it still. This mostly stands now as an intersting look at the manner in which the WMA movement first appeared in print. At over a decade old in a field where ... Read full review