Rediscovered Sword Press: News for January 2016

HEMA is not a “dead” art. Notwithstanding that most of it is based on fight books from medieval/renaissance times, our community is seeing a modern rebirth of the art with new schools being established, old techniques being rediscovered or reinterpreted (or even created), a revived interest in lost swords and their related history, and, maybe most…

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Stormtroopers

What if the lightsaber is not a sword?

Okay, so everyone got up in arms about the lightsaber with a crossguard from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie set to release this week. The lightsaber, wielded in the trailers by villain Kylo Ren, has spurred a number of arguments  – most of which fell directly into either the “love it” or “hate it” category,…

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