Highland Swordmanship. Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters (Paperback)

By Mark Rector

Chivalry Bookshelf, 9781891448157, 196pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2001



Scotland has a long and proud tradition of swordsmanship, something that is abundantly documented in its medieval literature. This publication reproduces two classic manuals of swordsmansip, both written in the early 18th century. The Expert Sword-Man's Companion' written by Donald McBane and New Methods of Fencing' written by Sir William Hope in 1707, both contain advice on the theory of swordplay, as well as technical and ethical issues and the realities of fighting. In this book Rector adds the necessary background material and the California Players re-enact many of the techniques discussed.