The focus of this forum is non-fictional books and articles pertaining to arms and armour.

Please be advised that quoting large portions of someone else's article may constitute a breach of copyright. Quote only what you need, or link a reference to an existing online copy.
Please credit your sources.

Discussing a specific book/article:

- If you would like to review a book and there is an existing thread (links are listed in the Index Threads), you may wish to consider adding your comments to it.
Moderators will update the index threads from time to time, we hope this method of posting will be of use to people seeking information about specific titles.

If no such thread exists, please put the title in the header of the thread you start.

As an example of helpful reviewing, information such as the era covered, the region, the accuracy of the writing, ease of readability, and image content, are all useful topics to provide information on.
"This book rocks/sux" is not a helpful comment, and is likely to be deleted. You get the idea.

Additional! - If you'd just like to share a book with us, because of its rarity, or because it's reaaaally old, or something like that, please do!

Discussions of reference to fighting techniques should be treated with care, as descriptions/depictions in books are not the same as practical instruction with an experienced tutor.

Discussions are encouraged, but no arguing in the library, please!
Author/subject bashing is not encouraged - if you don't like the work, please voice your opinions tactfully.

Reviews listed in these forums constitute the personal opinion of their respective posters. They may not represent the views of everyone at SFI, and should not be construed as "SFI endorsement" - positive, or otherwise.

Please keep posts concentrated on the subject of the books/articles, as this is intended to be an academic forum.