Monday, February 25, 2013

How to Put the Sword in Sword and Sorcery - Violette Malan

"There are some great books that explain all kinds of things about swords and swordplay. There’s Captain Sir Richard Burton’s The Book of the Sword. There’s By the Sword, Richard Cohen’s excellent book on the history of duelling and fencing from ancient into modern times. And there’s also John Clements’ Renaissance Swordsmanship, which has illustrations showing fighting with different kinds of swords, against different kinds of weapons. It also describes fighting moves in such a way that you can put together a fight — so long as it’s not too complicated." 3.5 out of 5