: The Secret History of the Sword: Adventures in Ancient Martial Arts
Author : J.Christopher Amberger
Format : PDF
Size : 33,8 MB
Language : English
This book is an entertaining read and is certainly well researched in parts. Amberger avoids some of the problem that Richard Cohen encountered in "By the sword" but by and large they both extend their considerable expertise just a bit too broadly to support their arguments. His personal experience in the German duelling halls are exciting to read. He wisely avoids much discussion concerning metalurgy and the actual production of blades and doesn't stray far from the European/American tradition which he knows well.