Archival Sword Press: News for May 2015

Within Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), our serious scholars often suspect that our community suffers to an unknown degree from ‘lost treasures’.  Precious books, scrolls, weapons and armour are frequently believed to have fallen to the decaying effects of time. Poor storage, war,  long winters (think fireplace fuel), flood, fire, and hoarding in private collections are just some examples of the natural…

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Leveling Sword Press

So, why did You take up HEMA/WMA? Fitness? Historical interest? Social leveler?   A Pointed Introduction. HA’ARETZ (Tel Aviv, Israel) 31 January 14  Herzl, swords and the Nazi salute: The curious history of Jewish fencers (Shay Fogelman) “Jews were forbidden most duelling groups, and formed their own.  And reached a degree of expertise to establish…

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Largely Ignored Sword Press

We’re always a touch perplexed when We search the Italian (and Spanish) press for HEMA/WMA related items – they’re few and far between, notwithstanding what appears to be very active swordplay communities there.  And given that most of our Renaissance techniques and studies centre on the fight books of those two nations, it’s inexplicable why…

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