Highland Broadsword: Five Manuals of Scottish Regimental Swordsmanship
by Paul Wagner and Mark Rector
The basket-hilted Scottish broadsword or Claymore has long been a symbol for Scottish independence and the fierce regard in which Scots warriors are still held. While the rest of Europe emphasized the use of smaller, lighter swords or curved cavalry models, the Scottish weapon retained its medieval flavor.Veteran swordsmen and accomplished authors Paul Wagner and Mark Rector present five key treatises that offer a wealth of advice for fighting with both the basket-hilted broadsword and the single stick -- an ash or rattan stick mounted in a wicker or leather basket-hilt, used both for training and as a weapon in its own right.
The treatises included are:
Anti-Pugilism by Captain G. Sinclair
, illustrated with copper plate engravingsLectures on the Art of Defence by Archibald MacGregor
The Art of Defence on Foot with Broadsword and Saber by John Taylor
Fencing Familiarized by Thomas Mathewson
On the Use of the Broadsword by Henry Angelo
, rendered in full color
These texts contain useful exercises for historical swordsmen of any background. In addition, Paul Wagner
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