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Historic Treatises and Manuals

On Western Martial Arts

This collection of over 150 books on Historic European Martial Arts spans from the 13th to 20th Century. You will find books on Longsword, Sidesword, Sword, Sword and Shield, Dusack, Messer, Rapier, Rapier and off hand weapons, Smallsword, Spadroon, Military Saber, Broadsword, Singlestick, Foil, Epee, Sabre, Polearms, Quarterstaff, Dagger, Unarmed, Pugilism and Wrestling. There are also treatises on dueling and fencing theory.

Googlebooks has made it easier for scholars and practitioners of the sword to obtain copies of difficult to find rare books.  You can obtain a copy of most of these that way so please check there first.  If you can’t get it online then I am still happy to work with you to obtain a copy of the following books. It may take a while so please be patient. If you have any questions please contact me at jared@jaredkirby.com

18th-19th Century Books  on French Smallsword | Foil Fencing Masters