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Swords in War – Part 2: Daggers. And are fencers any good?

Following on from the last post about swords and Sir John Smythe’s instructions on how to use them in combat we’ll turn to his opinion on daggers. In short – the simpler the better. He suggests daggers of nine or … Continue reading

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Swords in War: Part 1 – Swords and the Pike Charge

What often draws us to this art is the idealized view of battles of old. Armour, mud and above all brave heroes fighting with swords. It’s a great image, a powerful image. One that has been passed down in culture … Continue reading

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