Sword Fighting Books and Combat Books

At first, a book on combat techniques might seem slightly odd. After all, lessons learned from a book cannot compete with battle tested experience earned in the thick of combat. But in all reality, reading about a martial art or weapon style is a fantastic way to begin to familiarize oneself with the rigors and techniques. Combining what is learned from a book with physical practice and effort is a fantastic way to learn a new skill. Thus, Dark Knight Armoury offers a number of sword fighting and combat books! In this section, any avid fan of medieval combat can find a book that details any number of styles of combat. Many of these books offer detailed explanations and vivid pictures that demonstrate several techniques that have been firmly rooted in medieval martial arts for centuries. And not all of the books deal with swords, either. There are combat books on pole weapons, daggers, and tomahawks, as well as books detailing the use of various styles of swords, including the long sword and the cut and thrust sword. If you enjoy medieval history and just want to read about the way that knights fought, then these sword fighting and combat books are an excellent resource. If you are actually learning how to fight like a real medieval warrior, then these books are sure to offer a solid foundation upon which skill and mastery can be built, provided that reading is balanced with practice and experience.
Gil Hibben Throwing Knife Guide
The recently updated Gil Hibben Throwing Knife Guide offers sixty-four pages of detailed instructions. It also features full color illustrations for the beginner or the professional knife thrower.
Price: $10.00
Highland Broadsword Book
The lessons in Highland Broadsword are designed to help you learn the fundamentals of broadsword fighting, with an emphasis on developing practical skills, not on exploring the esoteric details of broadsword fencing theory.
Price: $14.00
Highland Martial Culture Book
The revival of interest in historical Western martial arts has focused a great deal of attention on the weapons of Scotland, especially of the Highlanders. Few of those practicing have experienced genuine Gaelic culture.
Price: $12.00
Iaido Sword Book
Described in the Iaido Sword Book, Iaido is the classical Japanese discipline of drawing and cutting with the long sword in defense of an unanticipated attack, throwing off the blood and returning the sword to its sheath.
Price: $50.00
Masters Of Medieval And Renaissance Martial Arts Book
More than a dozen of the most respected names in medieval and Renaissance scholarship have come together to present a variety of fighting lore from the rich heritage of the European fight masters, circa 1350 to 1675.
Price: $49.00
Medieval And Renaissance Dagger Combat Book
Daggers are mentioned in many modern books about medieval and Renaissance swordplay, but none described how daggers were used in combat. This book uses step-by-step photos and historic illustrations to demonstrate dagger fighting.
Price: $29.00
Medieval Swordsmanship Book
From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of medieval knights, warriors, and men-at-arms, the Medieval Swordsmanship Book.
Price: $39.00
Polearms Of Paulus Hector Mair Book
A practitioner of fencing, wrestling and martial arts, Paulus Hector Mair was determined to preserve the knowledge of the combat arts of his time. His dream is realized in this book by authors David James Knight and Brian Hunt.
Price: $39.00
Renaissance Swordsmanship Book
This Renaissance Swordsmanship Book is a thorough work about historical swordsmanship, both a general reference and an instructional guide for advanced and beginning sword enthusiasts, students of military history, and martial artists.
Price: $24.00
The Fighting Gladiator Book
In The Fighting Gladiator Book, author Dwight C. McLemore incorporates his eclectic knowledge of multiple combat techniques into this long-awaited manual on the bloody and brutal sport of gladiatorial combat.
Price: $34.95
The Fighting Tomahawk Book
The low-tech, high-impact tomahawk has been carried by American soldiers in every conflict since the Revolutionary War. That same versatility and effectiveness endeared the multipurpose tomahawk to frontiersmen and Native Americans.
Price: $39.00
The Fighting Tomahawk Volume II
In The Fighting Tomahawk Volume II, McLemore shares additional details, thoughts, and informed speculation on the tomahawk of the American frontier and the explorers, settlers, long hunters, traders, and Indians who used it.
Price: $52.00

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