Broad-Sword and Single-Stickby R. G. Allanson-Winn and C. Phillipps-Wolley The Art of Fencing by Monsieur L'Abbat Close combat techniques from a bygone age For good value this book combines two excellent instructional pieces on the art of close quarter combat with edged weapons and staves. The first book deals comprehensively with the use of the short sword, bayonet, staves and various other clubs and even gives instruction on personal defence using everyday items such as umbrellas. The second book is a classic mograph on fighting-t necessarily according to the rules of modern sport-when both opponents are armed with sharp edged weapons, this provides an interesting insight into a time when combat was invariably fought 'eye to eye.' Re-enactors and all those interested in the history of warfare before the domination of the bullet and explosive shell will find these two books in a single volume to be an invaluable source of information on one-to-one combat techniques. Available in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket.
C Phillipps-Wolley, Monsieur L'Abbat, R G Allanson-Winn