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About the Author

Dwight C. McLemore is a retired combat arms officer with the U.S. Army and is an accomplished bladesman and instructor. He is renowned for his vast knowledge of Bowie and big-knife fighting and has more than 18 years of experience in self-defense and martial arts. The owner of the School of Two Swords, McLemore is rated expert level with the American Knife Congress, is certified in kung fu and holds 1st dan in kendo.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581606605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581606607
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Joseph J. Truncale TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
As a lifetime student of the martial arts, including the use of weapons, I found this book to be a fantastic introduction into using the sword. This is a large formated book and one of the many things I love about this book are the clear and beautifully drawn illustrations. Many times photos fail to give detailed information when showing a technique. However, this fantastic book is illustrated with large drawings and the captions are clear and easy to understand. Though I was trained in Japanese swordmanship, I found that most of the techniques shown in this text were easily adapted to my sword style. In conclusion, if you are looking for a book on the use of the sword, this is a must buy book. No matter what sword system you are training in, this book will be of great value for you. Rating: 5 stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Wakizashi Jutsu, Tanto Jutsu)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gabe Edmondson on August 1, 2014
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I thought the book would be an instruction manual on how to train with a sword. Unfortunately, it's mostly just a story of how the author commissioned one particular sword to be made and the training routine he made up for himself to use the sword. This is not an instruction manual on how to sword fight in general. I would not recommend it as a training guide.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Randy on July 29, 2014
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I wasn't overly impressed with the information contained herein. It's kind of expensive as well.
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By Jack Mann on May 14, 2015
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This is of the fine standards for which this author is known.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on September 22, 2013
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Great all around bio of the sword
Techniques strategy and an encompasment of martial methodology
Great for learning how to of the sword as well as finer points
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