Renaissance Swordsmanship: The Illustrated Book Of Rapiers And Cut And Thrust Swords And Their Use

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Paladin Press, Mar 1, 1997 - History - 152 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

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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  - 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

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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