Longsword & Rapier
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Choosing a Sword

Volume 2 of

By Guy Windsor

This book is for beginners who want to practise swordsmanship, and need to know what kind of sword to buy. It covers what to look for in safe training weapons, as well as the ideal range of length, weight and other specifications for each major European sword type, including:

  • Falchion
  • Arming Sword
  • Longsword
  • Sidesword
  • Rapier
  • Backsword
  • and Smallsword.

It also covers choosing a supplier.