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Award Rudis

A Rudis was a gift to a gladiator for a special achievement. This signified his release from a slave to a freeman. Our Rudis is an excellent and unique give for someone who has completed service in the military, retired, or completed an academic achievement.

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Bowie Dagger Trainer Gray Art of Defence on Foot (1798) by Charles Roworth
Price: $22.50

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Price: $27.00
Bowie Dagger Trainer Gray Art of Defence on Foot (1798) by Charles Roworth
Bowie Dagger Trainer

The blade does not flex on thrusting, but provides good simulation for moderate level training.

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The Art of Defence on Foot
by Charles Roworth
Paperback

Also includes:
Biography by Keith Farrell
Brief essay by Ben Kerr



In 1798, Charles Roworth published his first edition of The Art of Defence on Foot with the Broadsword and Sabre, uniting the Scotch and Austrian methods into one Regular System. Although not a fencing master himself, Roworth's book provides an easy-to-follow system for a student of the broadsword or sabre. His instructions are clear and presume no prior knowledge of the sword; the book works well for beginners, yet even experienced swordsmen will benefit from Roworth's explanations of and rationales for techniques.

This facsimile has been recreated from the original treatise owned by the Academy of Historical Arts in Glasgow. Each page has been photographed carefully and edited to provide an exacting reproduction of the highest quality. Additionally, the work includes a biography of Charles Roworth by Keith Farrell, and a brief essay by Ben Kerr on the Long-S character found within the original printed text.

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SPES AP Jacket V2.0 350N Pugio Roman Dagger Trainer
Price: $209.00

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Price: $24.00
SPES AP Jacket V2.0 350N Pugio Roman Dagger Trainer

Pugio Roman Dagger Trainer


Note, its modeled after a real dagger, so its got a farily small grip. 3.75"
The blade does not flex on thrusting, but provides good simulation for moderate level training.

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Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare SPES AP Jacket Light 350N
Price: $39.95

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Price: $215.00

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Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare SPES AP Jacket Light 350N
Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior Di Battaglia
by Robert N. Charette
Paperback


Armizare (“the Art of Arms”) was the name the warriors of medieval Italy gave to their martial art, which included the wielding of sword, axe and spear with wrestling, knife-fighting and mounted combat. In the waning years of the 14th century, Fiore dei Liberi was a famed master of this art, whose students included some of the most renowned and dangerous fighting men of his day.
Toward the end of his life, Master Fiore preserved his teachings in a series of illustrated manuscripts, four of which have survived to the present day, and have become the basis of a world-wide effort to reconstruct this lost martial art. However, because medieval books were written for an audience with different expectations than the modern readers “how-to” manuals, today’s students often have trouble understanding the old swordsman’s choices in including, omitting or organizing information as he did. They may see that fighting art was a system, but lack the background to see the systematic instruction of the book itself.

In Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of il Fior di Battaglia, Robert Charrette brings together his experiences as a martial artist and respected 14th century living historian with his skills as a professional author graphic artist to not only take readers on a walking tour of Master Fiore’s manuscripts, but into the mindset behind its creation. More than just an interpretation of an old book’s contents, this is a tool-kit that reveals Fiore dei Liberi’s brilliance as not just a fighter, but as martial arts teacher. Whether a long-time student, a newcomer to the art or a more academic devoté of the medieval warrior and his craft, readers will find themselves educated and entertained as a door is opened into another time and place - the training hall of the medieval knight.

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