Renaissance Swordsmanship: The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-and-thrust Swords

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Paladin Press, 1997 - History - 143 pages
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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: The Illustrated Book of Rapiers and Cut and Thrust Swords and Their Use

User 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: The Illustrated Book of Rapiers and Cut and Thrust Swords and Their Use

User 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

About the author (1997)

John Clements has practiced cut-and-thrust swordsmanship for almost 20 years and trains regularly in long-sword, sword and shield, sword and buckler, sword and dagger, Medieval spear, and rapier and dagger methods. He lectures on historical weaponry and is an ardent promoter of contact-weapon sparring with historical replica swords.

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