Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense

Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-DefensePublished In England In 1890, This Fascinating Book May Be One Of The Earliest Ever To Discuss The Use Of Everyday Items As Weapons Of Self Defense For, In The Words Of The Authors, Athose Atight Placesa Where Men Care Nothing For Rules, But Only Want To Make The Most Out Of That Weapon Which The Chance Of The Moment Has Put Into Their Hands.a It Contains Many Useful Insights Into Effective Training In Armed Combat And How Such Training Relates To Real World Self Defense A Must Read For Anyone Interested In The Arts Of Stick Work, Swordplay Or The No Holds Barred Use Of Any Convenient Weapon, Awhether He Has In His Hand A Single Stick, A Cutlass, Or The Leg Of An Old Chair.a Concise, to the point and, most of all, amusing.This short review on how to use in the most effective way some of the classical and unusual hand to hand weapons is easy to read and you will really enjoy it most if familiar with fencing However, it is not now a mere school book of fencing but a really precise, truthful and colorful description of how a British gentleman should behave
A general but useful bookletVerified Purchase What s this This review is from Broad Sword and Single Stick With Chapters on Quarter Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking Stick, Umbrella and Other Weapons of Self Defence Kindle Edition First of all, by broad sword, the authors are not referring to the medieval weapon but to most varieties of cut and thrust swords with blades curved to some degree However at the time of publication in 1911, some countries were already turning to straight bladed cavalry sabers apparently these are included in the authors definition of broad sword The instructions in the use of the various weapons are very general and poorly illustrated However the little book provides an excellent overview of the weapons and styles of fighting covered To my mind the most valuable portions of the book concern the philosophy of self defense and the proper awareness of the world around you So far as the weapons are concerned, the different sticks, including the umbrella, are of the most use in
A general but useful bookletVerified Purchase What s this This review is from Broad Sword and Single Stick With Chapters on Quarter Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking Stick, Umbrella and Other Weapons of Self Defence Kindle Edition First of all, by broad sword, the authors are not referring to the medieval weapon but to most varieties of cut and thrust swords with blades curved to some degree However at the time of publication in 1911, some countries were already turning to straight bladed cavalry sabers Apparently these are included in the authors definition of broad sword The instructions in the use of the various weapons are very general and poorly illustrated However the little book provides an excellent overview of the weapons and styles of fighting covered To my mind the most valuable portions of the book concern the philosophy of self defense and the proper awareness of the world around you So far as the weapons are concerned, the different sticks, including the umbrella, are of the most use in the modern world I have always been an advocate of carrying a good stick appropriate to circumstances When traveling to places with very restrictive laws concerning firearms even if carrying a badge from another state, my wife and I have always carried walking sticks On than one occasion we have deterred trouble by merely presenting the sticks as weapons Because of these experiences, I frequently ca
This short sweet book, written in 1890, is a delightful read, both in its subject which is a little review of basic advice on how to handle several weapons of self defense , but also, and what amused me , even if the basic advice on weapon handling is sensible and based on actual experience, the views and background of a certain class of British gentry, the kind that populates many books I love, from Sherlock Holmes to Allan Quatermain
Given it s few illustrations you d think this short piece would be a poor instruction manual It isn t The author s command of English is superb, and he instructs with his prose quite well through detailed description.The work is
Creating a game based on the ideas in this book It s a treasure trove.

[ KINDLE ] ✽ Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense Author R.G. Allanson-Winn – Rarefishingbooks.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Broadsword and Singlestick: with Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella, and Other Weapons of Self-Defense
  • R.G. Allanson-Winn
  • English
  • 13 March 2018
  • 9781449917173