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Exceptional book on pole arms. In Italian. Great pics and info if you are able to translate.
—Updated May 24, 2017



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Very good overview of examples from the period.
—Updated Aug 2, 2016



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Quite simply the story of the Medieval sword as told by the great Ewart Oakeshott. A great read for all levels of study and one that only Mr. Oakeshott could have written.
—Updated Feb 1, 2010



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This book encapsulates a review of the swords Mr. Oakeshott had contact with and where important in the development of his studies of the Medieval sword. It is a great way to gain insight into the important pieces that had influence on his theories of the swords development and highlights some exceptional swords.

It is often the most accessible ...
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—Updated Feb 1, 2010



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A great introduction to the use of the rapier. This is a must for anyone starting to learn the use of the rapier as it was in past. While learning a physical activity from a book can be a challenge this is one of the rare books that allows one to make good strides in ones development when used as a guide.
—Updated Feb 1, 2010



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This is a book for those who are interested in armor in an in depth way. It has some great detail looks and discussions of some of the most famous armors ever made and those who made them. The book was done in conjunction with an exhibition at the Met that was one of the best armor displays I have ever seen. The book is quite in depth and has a great amount ...
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—Updated May 6, 2007



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This small book is one of the best places to start if you are interested in the material properties of the metal used for armor and how the medieval and Renaissance armor industry used that material to produce the armor of the period.

It goes into a bit of depth on the make up of the iron/steel used by period smiths and is a good source for ...
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—Updated May 6, 2007



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A classic of the overview books, few pack as much quality info in the same space.
—Updated Jul 14, 2006



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Reviewed by Craig Johnson
One of the first steps one should take on their study of the sword.
—Updated Jul 14, 2006









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