European Swords and Swordsmanship
Paperback 192pp Illustrated 240x173mm
9781445639666   Product Code: 21773
The sword remains a potent symbol of strength and power long after it was last used on the battlefield. But what exactly is a sword? Even within Europe a great variety of blades have been employed for different types of combat, from the short but effective Roman gladius to the last cavalry weapons and the electric sabre used in modern fencing. Drawing on years of practical experience, Dougherty explains the historical background of different types of sword and the techniques for fighting with them.