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.
Codex Wallerstein Book
PP-109
The Codex Wallerstein is one of the best known late medieval fencing treatises still in existence. Though not as widely known as Talhoffer 1467 or Flos Duellatorum, it is just as important to students of the Western martial arts.
Price: $44.00
Collection of Best Selling Medieval Books
PKG-30
Our Collection of Best Selling Medieval Books makes a fantastic resource for reading up on various aspects of medieval warfare and fighting. These four texts offer educational and engaging information and illustrations.
Price: $176.25
On Sale For: $159.00
Gil Hibben Throwing Knife Guide
BK-UC0882
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: $9.95
Highland Broadsword Book
PP-121
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 Knife Fighting With The Dirk And Sgian Book
PP-108
In this entertaining and informative look at the Highland dirk, author Christopher Thompson examines a number of Scottish historical and oral sources to document the role of the knife in Gaelic society.
Price: $15.00
Highland Martial Culture Book
PP-114
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
PP-118
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
Knightly Dueling Book
PP-113
Ideal for scholars and fighters, this Knightly Dueling Book offers a complete overview of the fighting arts of German chivalric dueling, on horse and on foot, during the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Price: $29.00
Master Of Defence 'The Works Of George Silver' Book
PP-102
The book, George Silvers Paradoxes of Defence, and companion book, Brief Instructions upon my Paradoxes of Defence, are probably the most important works ever written on the Western martial tradition.
Price: $38.00
Masters Of Medieval And Renaissance Martial Arts Book
PP-112
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
PP-106
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
PP-104
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
PP-111
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
PP-103
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
Sigmund Ringecks Knightly Art of the Longsword
PP-123
In Sigmund Ringecks Knightly Art of the Longsword, David Lindholm has translated Ringecks text and added interpretations and comments. Illustrator and sword aficionado Peter Svard has created hundreds of instructive drawings.
Price: $42.00
Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Arts Of Combat Book
PP-105
The lessons of influential 15th century fencing master Sigmund Ringeck are brought to life once again by David Lindholm and Peter Svard, the duo behind Sigmund Ringecks Knightly Art of the Longsword.
Price: $34.00
The Fighting Gladiator Book
PP-119
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 Sword Book
PP-117
The second in Dwight McLemores Fighting Weapons series, The Fighting Sword began as a way for the author to chronicle his experience of commissioning a custom-made sword and then designing a training program to use with it.
Price: $38.00
The Fighting Tomahawk Book
PP-116
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
PP-120
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

"This is adorable and perfect! A fun, inexpensive accessory to a costume, but still sturdy and well-made. The purple glass is really pretty. Thank you!"

Sign Up for the Dark Knight Armoury mailing list to receive discounts, exclusive offers, and breaking news.

Dark Knight Armoury

401 North Richland Creek Drive
Princeton, IN 47670

Contact Us

Need Assistance?

Toll Free Phone: 1-844-312-9781
International: 1-812-761-1031
Hours (CST): 9am-5pm Mon-Fri