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
  • 8 x 234 x 8.13mm | 204.12g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 59 b/w illustrations
  • 0486419517
  • 9780486419510
  • 138,563

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

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