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  1. I might have tracked it down. I think I'm...

    I might have tracked it down. I think I'm thinking of "Silver's dagger tutorial for beginners" by Carlo Parisi. It has the artwork that I remember but is even shorter. It's possible that he had...
  2. Looking for PFD of a Western / HEMA knife/dagger fighting manual

    Hey. Long time since I posted here, I know.

    I need a little help. I'm looking for a PFD of a Western / HEMA knife/dagger fighting manual which I used to have. This is not a reproduction or...
  3. I am a 'hawk man. What Keith said was spot on....

    I am a 'hawk man.

    What Keith said was spot on. The shape of the 'hawk beak, the shape of the poll (or spike), the length of the shaft, the weight of the head, etc. all can have dramatic effects....
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    Jared and I have been working together to...

    Jared and I have been working together to republish manuals through the Association for Historical Fencing. We've republished two books together this way and he has more in store for me. This...
  5. Differences between sword (or any weapon for that...

    Differences between sword (or any weapon for that matter) styles exist for several reasons.

    First, there are differences based on the weapon itself. A sword with a curved blade is more optimized...
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    Start your own. Get one or more friends to...

    Start your own.

    Get one or more friends to work with you. Acquire some resources (many of which are free on the 'net) to work from. Make an effort to travel occasionally to an experienced...
  7. New CBD article: Republishing Antique Manuals in the Digital Age

    New article in the CBD website: Republishing Antique Manuals in the Digital Age

    http://cbd.atspace.com/articles.html

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
  8. New CBD article: Simple bowie footwork & parry/thrust drill

    http://cbd.atspace.com/articles.html

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Try it and find out. Report back. Take...

    Try it and find out.

    Report back.

    Take pics.

    :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    Quite welcome. It would not have been...

    Quite welcome.

    It would not have been possible without the contributions of Jared Kirby. Many thanks to him as well.

    Peace favor your sword
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    Depends on the quality of leather coat you used. ...

    Depends on the quality of leather coat you used. A thin leather won't hold up as well.

    Just find a sturdy enough coat and you should be fine.

    You might have to "quilt" the stuffing in some...
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    Leather Torso Target on the Cheap

    New CBD Western Martial Arts article.

    http://cbd.atspace.com/articles.html

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
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    History of Duelling, in all Countries

    In conjunction with Jared Kirby, I am pleased to announce the republished work, "History of Duelling, in all Countries" by M. Coustard de Massi

    blurb:

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    Thank you very much. Would you be interested...

    Thank you very much.

    Would you be interested in collaborating on a high quality PDF similar to the other offerings I've done?

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
  15. Re: Any one read English Martial Arts by: Terry Brown

    An excelent book. A good introduction to the ideal of English WMAs for someone new to the concept. Has a nice section on the Histor (English specific, of course) and a nice section of "techniqes"...
  16. Re: Re: Re: hmm...

    lklawson@heapy.com will work just fine.

    I'll be taking an early weekend though so I may not get to it till next week.

    Thanks!
  17. Re: hmm...

    Offer a suggestion for including you. If it hangs with the rest of the entry, it'll go in.

    [B]

    Please point them out for me. I will correct them.

    [B]

    I'm not exactly sure how you want...
  18. Well, I've used the old forum before, but only...

    Well, I've used the old forum before, but only very rarely. It's a good place to search for data though.

    There is less cursing but that can make it a bit less colorful too. Keep both, I say. ...
  19. I'm not sure that the distinction between the two...

    I'm not sure that the distinction between the two sword styles is appropriately made for this FAQ entry since it also covers polearms, unarmed, dagger, etc.

    As for AEMMA, well, I wasn't really...
  20. rec.martial-arts FAQ Entry for Historical European/Medieval Martial Arts

    I have volunteered to write an entry for "Historical European/Medieval Martial Arts" for the usenet newsgroup rec.martial-arts FAQ and would like you guys to give the entry a once over, make...
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