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Fencing on the Thrust and Cut By Reinier van Noort
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Johann Georg Paschen (1628-1678) was a fencing master and prolific author in the 17th century, producing numerous treatises on for example fencing, fighting with the pike, and vaulting. Not much is... More > known about Erhardus Henning, who published a small treatise on Cut-fencing in Königsberg in 1658. This book contains both these treatises, translated into English by Reinier van Noort, founder of the School voor Historische Schermkunsten in the Netherlands. In addition, photographs of the plates of Paschen are included with the text.< Less
Lessons on the Thrust By Jéann Daniel L'Ange & Reinier van Noort
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In 1664, Jéann Daniel L'Ange published the "Deutliche und gründliche Erklärung der adelichen und ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kunst" in Heidelberg, Germany. This was one of... More > the first concise and systematic treatises on the typically German style of rapier fencing that evolved from the teachings of Fabris and his German students. L'Ange presents his personal point of view on this fencing style, which includes a rather large selection of brutal grappling moves. This first English translation of L'Ange's treatise, made by Reinier van Noort and published exactly 350 years after the original edition, provides a fascinating viewpoint on a fencing style that is underrepresented in the modern studies on historical martial arts. In this translation, Jéann Daniel L'Ange's view on fencing is presented in a way that is both close to the original, and clearly understandable by a modern reader. Meticulously cleaned scans of the 61 page size plates from the original treatise are also included.< Less
The Art of Fencing with Thrusting- and Cutting-Weapons By August Fehn & Tobias Zimmermann
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August Fehn was a military fencing master at the cadet school in Hannover in the middle of the 19th century. His work there ended only when Prussia annexed the previously independet Kingdom of... More > Hannover in 1866. In his manual published in 1851, Fehn describes not only thrust-fencing in the Kreussler tradition, but also cut-fencing from a hanging and a steep guard as well as cut-and-thrust-fencing with the Pallasch, a heavy cavalry backsword, and finally, his unique take on bayonet fencing. His modular approach in teaching all of these disciplines makes this one of the most interesting fencing manuals of the 19th century. In this book, Tobias Zimmermann presents a translation that aims to stay close to the original text while still being easily understandable for the modern reader, complemented by an introduction for more context and a glossary including all the technical terms occuring in the text.< Less
Treatise on Fencing, or, the Way to Handle the Sword and the Sabre By W. Jherek Swanger & Paolo Bertelli
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Paolo Bertelli, fencing instructor of the University of Bologna, published this treatise in 1800. As such, it represents a rare glimpse into Italian fencing of its time, as there is a relative... More > paucity of such works of the 18th century. This edition represents its first English translation. Bertelli provides general advice to instructors and students, and general theory, in Part One, followed by specific technical instruction on a wide variety of actions in Part Two. Despite its title, the work is overwhelmingly focused on the use of the thrusting sword (whether for play or earnest combat), briefly addressing the use of the sabre in its final two chapters. Please see the preview, especially the Table of Contents, for an overview of the techniques and topics discussed therein.< Less
Fencing With Spear and Sword: Medieval Armored Combat By Hugh Knight
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Please Note: This book is being rewritten. The revised edition will be much better in quality, and will contain many more techniques, as well as corrections to the material currently in the book. ... More > The revised edition should be ready by Summer 2010. Learn the Arts of Knighthood! The study of medieval European martial arts is going through a renaissance with new books on the subject being published one after another. This is the first such book, however, to focus entirely on armored combat as practiced by medieval knights. In this book you will learn how fence with the spear and the sword against an opponent in full armor. You will learn the nature and format of medieval combat from its opening stages to its grisly conclusion. The author takes you through the stances, grips, footwork, thrusts and strikes that made medieval combat so elegant and effective with step-by-step instruction and photographs to shed light on this ancient art.< Less
Die Kreussler'sche Stossfechtschule/German Kreussler Smallsword Fencing By F.A.W.L. Roux
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English translation of the 1857 Friedrich August Wilhelm Ludwig Roux German thrust fencing manual.
The Art of Fencing: A Manual of Sword Fencing; Historical Techniques by an 18th Century Master By Monsieur L’Abbat & Andrew Mahon
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Monsieur L’Abbat was an early 18th century tutor of fencing and sword fighting, who instructed many students in France with the techniques contained in this guidebook. Discussing techniques,... More > tactics, stances, and movements essential for the skilled swordsman, L’Abbat treats the pivotal motions with great attention. With the aid of pictorial examples alongside, we learn how to assume a good battle stance, how to lunge or thrust in attack or defend with a parry or riposte. The finer points of conduct during a sword fight are given much attention, with L’Abbat relating experiences with other masters of the craft. Monsieur L’Abbat lived at the time the culture of the musketeers was at its height. Emblematic of French bonhomie and martial prowess, these soldiers were expected to gain mastery of both the musket firearm and the thin, lengthy sabre. Many would hone their techniques with both weapons for years in special military barracks.< Less
The Art of Fencing: A Manual of Sword Fencing; Historical Techniques by an 18th Century Master (Hardcover) By Monsieur L’Abbat & Andrew Mahon
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Monsieur L’Abbat was an early 18th century tutor of fencing and sword fighting, who instructed many students in France with the techniques contained in this guidebook. Discussing techniques,... More > tactics, stances, and movements essential for the skilled swordsman, L’Abbat treats the pivotal motions with great attention. With the aid of pictorial examples alongside, we learn how to assume a good battle stance, how to lunge or thrust in attack or defend with a parry or riposte. The finer points of conduct during a sword fight are given much attention, with L’Abbat relating experiences with other masters of the craft. Monsieur L’Abbat lived at the time the culture of the musketeers was at its height. Emblematic of French bonhomie and martial prowess, these soldiers were expected to gain mastery of both the musket firearm and the thin, lengthy sabre. Many would hone their techniques with both weapons for years in special military barracks.< Less
The Fencing Method of Angelo Viggiani: Lo Schermo, Part III By W. Jherek Swanger & Angelo Viggiani
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Angelo Viggiani wrote "Lo Schermo" (the defense, or fencing method) in 1551, and it was published posthumously in 1575. In it he attempted to refine the swordplay of his day by imposing a... More > systematic nomenclature and by reducing the number of guards, parries, and attacks. He argues in favor of the superiority of the thrust, without abandoning the cut, and presents an extremely clear description of the lunge, executed from an overhand position, which he considers the most perfect attack. In addition, Viggiani discusses issues of combative advantage and provides insights into elements of body mechanics. This translation represents only "Book III" (i.e., the last of the three sections of Lo Schermo), which is the portion dealing with actual swordplay. This edition is a full revision of the translator's earlier version, improved for accuracy and clarity, and is the first thereof to see publication. It includes illustrations, notes, a summary essay, and glossary. Please see the preview.< Less
Broadsword, Sabre, and Cutlass in the 1800s: A study of six sources. By Walter Green
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The 1800s is an ideal period for the study of cut and thrust swords. A wide variety of texts on broadsword, sabre, and cutlass are available in digital or reprint form. This teaching guide is... More > designed to provide the historical fencing instructor a guide to six significant texts by: ... C. Roworth 1804 edition (Great Britain), ... Captain Matthew Berriman 1861 (United States), ... Lieutenant Giuseppe Riboni 1862 (Sardinia), ... Stonehenge and J. Wood 1863 (Great Britain), ... A. Corbesier 1869 (United States), and ... Commander C. Burney 1871 (Great Britain). Each volume has been outlined, its contents grouped in standard format, with techniques parsed to facilitate group drills or individual instruction, and commentary added. As a teaching guide it is designed to support instruction in the actual historical practice of the period 1800-1900. The inclusion of a detailed comparison table helps identify differences and similarities among the sources.< Less

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