Old Sword Play: Techniques of the Great Masters

Old Sword Play: Techniques of the Great Masters

Paperback Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor

By (author) Alfred Hutton

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 230mm x 8mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486419517
  • ISBN 13: 9780486419510
  • Illustrations note: 59 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 91,375

Product description

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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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