Old Sword Play

Old Sword Play : Techniques of the Great Masters

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Comprehensive, detailed instruction in the use of the two-hand sword, rapier and dagger, broadsword and buckler, rapier and cloak, and dagger and cloak, along with 59 illustrations, including diagrams and rare woodcuts, of classic fencing positions. Valuable information for scholars, sword-play enthusiasts, general readers and anyone interested in this age-old form of self-defense.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 164 x 230 x 8mm | 199.58g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 59 b/w illustrations
  • 0486419517
  • 9780486419510
  • 117,064

Table of contents

  CHAPTER I.     INTRODUCTION   CHAPTER II.     THE TWO-HAND SWORD   CHAPTER III.     RAPIER AND DAGGER   CHAPTER IV.     BROADSWORD AND BUCKLER   CHAPTER V.     RAPIER AND CLOAK   CHAPTER VI.     DAGGER AND CLOAK   CHAPTER VII.     THE CASE OF RAPIERS   CHAPTER VIII.     THE TRANSITION PERIOD   CHAPTER IX.     THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Q

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