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Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Art Of The Longsword Hardcover – July 1, 2003
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About the Author
David Lindholm has an MA in medieval archaeology and history from the University of Lund and works as a writer and archaeologist. He has been training in European swordsmanship since 1986 and has some experience in Western fencing, iaido and kenjutsu. He is a member of ARMA (the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts) and directs the ARMA study group in Malmo
Peter Svard is an art director and illustrator for a Swedish Internet consultancy firm. He has been active in various medieval/fantasy societies since the late 1980s, training with swords on and off for about 10 years.
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Top Customer Reviews
Despite its shortcomings I expect this book to play a continuing role in my practice and I recommend it.
What is offered within the pages of this manual is a clear-cut approach of how the structure of the long-sword is wielded in conjunction with an adversary hell-bent on the other's actual demise.
Objectively written, taking a scientific approach, steeped in a real understanding of the contextual nature of close-quarters-killing combat of that time frame, the authors and artists assemble a systematic means with which to inspect how Sigmund Ringeck thought this killing weapon could be optimized.
An easy to understand text followed with very well done drawings of the necessary actions and counter actions, the reader finds a manual from which learning can commence from the solid information presented.
This book is one of Paladin Press' gems, and I recommend this manual as an essential reference point when one wishes to delve into the realities of European medieval martial practices. I had previously owned the hardback edition, only to loan it out, never to see it again. I settled on purchasing a new paperback edition as I merely needed and wanted to replace this very important document to my library. I believe to be of great historical significance and a work of art, to boot.
So great for Ringeck, and ok for the author's input.
Dieses Buch jedoch ist eine gute Arbeit und wirklich empfehlenswert.
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