The basic science of sword-cutting is presented with the focus on the shape of the blade.
Author: Peter Saveliev
The basic science of sword-cutting is presented with the focus on the shape of the blade. It is followed by a comparison of possible shapes of blades.Contents1 Two straight blades ........ 32 The forces affecting the blade ........ 83 Swing without pull: comparison of blades ........ 144 Swing without pull: best shape ........ 185 The limits of swordsmanship ........ 246 Sword's agility ........ 297 Appendix: Memoir on Swords, 1860 ........ 338 Appendix: The math ........ 359 Appendix: How Excel is used ........ 38
One man is reported to have been cut deep into the chest, another with having
his cartridge box cut in two and he was still severely wounded by the sword blow.
A young British officer was sent to investigate and see what type of mystical ...
Author: Hank Reinhardt
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
The sword is the most revered of all of man's weapons. Although the club is older, the knife more universal, and the firearm much more efficient, it is to the sword that most decoration, myth, mysticism and reverence has been given. The katana has been called "The Soul of the Samurai," the Vikings lavished love, care and attached wonderful names to their weapons. The sword has been the symbol of Justice, of Vengeance, and of Mercy. No one artifact has so captured the imagination as has the sword. As our society has grown more and more advanced, and more reliant on technology, there has been an increased interest in the weapons of the past. The romance of the sword is very much alive¾but movies, books and fiction of all types have romanticized the past, and particularly the sword, beyond all recognition of the real thing. Drawing on information from grave excavations, illustrations of battle scenes, and many classical and medieval literary sources, this book discusses how contemporaries showed swords were used. Building on Oakeshott and other authoritative writers on the subject, this volume, representing ten years of writing and a lifetime of experience, will add to the body of knowledge of the history of swords by illustrating not only the beauty of the form of the sword, but also their beauty of function. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Cutting objects with a sharp sword is a vital research and training method for
practitioners of historical (or any other kind ... can alter the effectiveness of the cut
; 2. the sword: how changes in sharpness, blade geometry or length affect the cut;
Author: Dr. Guy Windsor
Publisher: The School of European Swordsmanship
This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi’s Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia. Renowned swordsman and author Guy Windsor explains three of the longsword forms that are used every day in The School of European Swordsmanship: The Cutting Drill, The Farfalla di Ferro, and The Longsword Syllabus Form. Each form is explained step by step and application by application, with abundant photographs and images from Fiore’s manuscript. Guy takes you through each step first as a pair drill, then as part of the form, then as a starting point for further training, or for further research into Il Fior di Battaglia. Within these pages you will find in-depth instructions and analysis, dozens of tips for how to improve your skills, and enough material for years of study.
They don't need to be beautiful; it is just so you will get the idea about how your sword will look like. My sword will be an ... If you have problems with making the
two sides of the swords identical, fold the paper in half and cut it folded. When
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
Continuing the Instructables series with Skyhorse Publishing, a mammoth collection of projects has been selected and curated for this special best-of volume of Instructables. The guides in this book cover the entire spectrum of possibilities that the popular website has to offer, showcasing how online communities can foster and nurture creativity. From outdoor agricultural projects to finding new uses for traditional household objects, the beauty of Instructables lies in their ingenuity and their ability to find new ways of looking at the same thing. How to Do Absolutely Everything has that in spades; the possibilities are limitless, thanks to not only the selection of projects available here, but also the new ideas you’ll build on after reading this book. Full-color photographs illustrate each project in intricate detail, providing images of both the individual steps of the process and the end product.
The adishakti or khanda, a symbol shaped like a circle surrounded by two swords
and cut through by one double-edged sword. It symbolizes the primal, creative
energy of the universe. The sword cutting through the circle represents the ...
Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Category: Religious etiquette
We live in a remarkably diverse society, and it is increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or co-worker whose faith is different from our own. Originally published by Jewish Lights Publishing, this easy-to-use guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles. Newly revised North American edition now includes Canadian statistics and information.
Then with quick movements, Reginald stabbed the guard's leg and cut his sword
hand. The guard looked around frantically as he dropped his sword and clutched
his leg. The guard cried out in pain, saying, “What's that? How can something I ...
Author: Malcolm Chester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this coming of age sequel to the first book Elysia, Courtney, Reginald, Steve and Penelope return as the Light Swords on a new adventure in Elysia and the other dream worlds. This time they have to cross the deadly Maelstrom swamp to reach the third dream world, the Magic World. They must stop the Evil Wizard in this world from giving magic to the Maelstrom kids who are using it to steal the Crystal of Light from Elysia. the Crystal of Light powers Elysia. They face many dangers in both Maelstrom and this new Magic World as they desperately try to stop the Evil Wizard. and this time, because they return as pre teens not children, the injuries they suffer in the dream worlds can hurt them in the real world. Will they be able to help Elysia the world, which they grew to love in the first book Elysia? Read this book and find out.
Without stopping his sword, he continued to chop downwards. "Pu!" Guang Han
heard the Emperor Sword cutting the wall in the middle, but the moment it was cut
, the wall turned into sand and scattered onto the ground. He did not know what ...
Author: Liu Dao
IT HAS BEEN ADAPTED INTO COMIC: TANG YIN’S ADVENTURE IN ANOTHER WORLD In the eyes of others, Tang Yin is a handsome and laughing boy, but people do not know that he has another identity-professional killer. In an accident, he traveled through time and space into a chaotic world. This is a crisis-filled battlefield, but he didn't feel uncomfortable He could make the most of his strength here. He doesn't care about military merits, does not pursue fame and fortune, he just hopes that he can win for the side he is in in the battles in various countries. He had the courage and tactics, led the troops to the enemy camp to destroy them, and also advised the leader when the war was anxious. In the dangerous confrontation again and again, his ability has been greatly improved, and he has made great contributions to his country. The emperor's daughters were also fond of him, but the real difficulties awaited him in the future ... ☆About the Author☆ Liu Dao, a well-known online novelist and a contracted writer on the Chinese literature website. He has authored many works that are loved by readers, such as: How the Bad Guys Are Made. This book brought a brand-new reading experience to the readers at that time. He has won awards such as "Most Popular Writer of the Year" and was selected as one of the "Top 100 Writers" in 2017.
Plate 23 illustrates how the sword in the hands of a skillful kenshi blocks the
slashing delivered by the naginata, and how the naginata operator makes a low
feint to cut upward against the swordsman's right forearm as the swordsman
Author: Donn F. Draeger
Publisher: Kodansha International
Category: Sports & Recreation
This guide to all of the main fighting arts of Asia introduces and compares fighting methods and techniques, ranging from the artful Chinese t'ai chi' and Japanese 'jujutsu', to the lethal 'pentjak-silat' of Indonesia. Fighting arts are as old as man himself and as varied as his languages. In Asia they developed to a degree of effectiveness probably unsurpassed elsewhere in the world. This book explains the relationships between fighting arts, assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and presents new material about hitherto unknown fighting methods. Written by two'
The sword does not kill , it does not even hurt . I remember in Afghanistan we got
home occasionally , and the Afghans wore a poshteen , a kind of leather coat
with sheep's wool inside . It was ridiculous trying to cut them down ; you might
... what I had wanted, and Ralla had achieved it perfectly. Now he scraped his
ship down the enemy's hull, our impetus snapping the Dane's forward oars as my
men jumped aboard, swords and axes swinging. I had staggered after that first cut, ...
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.This is The Last Kingdom Series books 4-6.
But while Vespucci and his companions schemed on how to carry out such a
deed , the village men returned from the hunt . These thirty - six ... They
discovered then how swords cut , and thought it HOW FLORENCE INVENTED
Author: Giancarlo Masini
Publisher: Marsilio Pub
Three Florentines-Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verazzano, and Filippo Mazzei-made indispensable contributions to America's "discovery" and to the democratic ideals upon which the republic was founded. Vespucci and Verrazano, two representatives of the Renaissance, supplied the geographic conceptualization and detailed surveys of the new continent. Filippo Mazzei, a key figure of the Enlightenment, had an extensive correspondence with Thomas Jefferson, which was crucial to him in his formalization of the concept of constitutional democracy. As Giancarlo Masini and Iacopo Gori show these three sons of Florence demonstrate a unique link between Italian culture and the destiny of the United States.
Author: James B. Tschen-EmmonsPublish On: 2015-02-10
medieval swords evolved as armor evolved. in the early middle Ages, swords
tended to be broader, less pointed, and clearly intended for cutting. Armor at the
time, whether padded clothing, leather, or mail, while often effective at stopping
or hindering cutting weapons, could ... us some idea of how these swords were
used, and, coupled with tales and battle accounts, we can corroborate that
Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons
Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources
He let out a wordless shout and swung his sword in a diagonal, upwards slash
aimed at the nearest pursuer. He put everything he had into the swing. His
reward was seeing Felldark's blade cut almost completely through the warrior's sword ...
Author: David Gibson
Publisher: 5 Minute Workday Publishing
Adventuring... in Twenty Easy Steps Two youths set out on what is supposed to be a simple cattle drive but turns into the adventure of a lifetime. They have the chance to become the heroes they have always dreamed of... if they don’t die painful, messy, or embarrassing deaths before they can succeed on their quest. A fantasy western adventure of heroism and stupidity.
How could Reed think he wasn't a good father? Maybe because you didn't tell
him he ... him trying the best way he knew how. His words were sharp, the swords cut deep, and even when he tried to wound her, the crux of it was fIndIng glory
Author: Sara Arden
Publisher: HQN Books
Once upon a time, he was just a hopeless cause from the wrong side of Glory, Kansas. And he'll be damned if he'll let anyone drag him back down after finally clawing his way out. Everyone knows that Gina Townsend is a saint, always taking care of everyone around her. And now she's trying to be a mother to her six-year-old niece, Amanda Jane. But the girl's biological father isn't helping matters. The scruffy, gangly boy Gina remembers has returned to Glory a sexy, successful man, but Reed Hollingsworth is the only thing standing between her and losing Amanda Jane to foster care. Betrayed that neither Townsend sister bothered to tell him he was a father until he had money, Reed's still not about to shirk his responsibilities. So when he demands Gina move in with him as part of Amanda Jane's custody agreement, he tries not to notice pretty much everything about her—especially the way his solemn-faced daughter laughs when they play together. Raising a child together, Reed and Gina learn that some dreams come and go, but some are a spark that burns eternal…
And that nod had something of a promise in it, as if he intended that I must do just what I desired. ... And when I got to my feet, I felt nothing save what was normal.
But time ... Though both were metal, I'did not know how they would cut this rock.
Author: Andre Norton
Publisher: Open Road Media
A trilogy of swords, sorcery and spectacular adventure set in the Witch World. Sword of Ice: A simple half-breed serving under Lord Hervon in the unending battle against the Forces of Darkness, young Yonan never thought he was made for warfare. Then he discovers a strange sword: an ancient blade of incredible power that holds the spirit of the ancient hero Tolar that will forge Yonan into the greatest weapon in Witch World. Sword of Lost Battles: Yonan and his loyal friend Uruk have proven themselves as formidable warriors in battle after battle. And now, only they can stop the dreaded Targi—the near-invincible warlock who leads the Darkness. To defeat him, Yonan and Uruk must find Targi’s only vulnerability—a weak point that takes them into the past and the legendary Lost Battle. Sword of Shadows: With Yonan and Uruk still missing in the past, the untrained witch Crytha learns that she alone must hold back the Darkness by countering the power of Laidan, the vile sorceress who has pledged herself to Targi. To overcome such a foe, Crytha will need the help of a lethal, legendary weapon that must be tamed before it can be used. And if she fails to tame the Sword of Shadows, all of Witch World may fall. Trey of Swords is the 1st book in the Witch World: Estcarp Cycle, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Leo translated her instructions on how often the tea must be taken and when the
woman should come back to be seen again. ... A man who needed prayers and
medicine to calm the pain in a hand he had lost to a mercifully clean sword cut.
Author: Sara Donati
It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke’s wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet’s rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they’d hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke’s son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-d’Uzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah’s life, but Dr. Savard’s half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savard’s guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans’s population and from Andrew Jackson’s army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.
See how tender the flesh is? I must cut it all away. The safest course would be to
take the arm off.” “Then you'll die,” Jaime promised. “Clean the stump and sew it
up. I'll take my chances.” Qyburn frowned. “I can leave you the upper arm, make ...
Author: George R. R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .
For proud men and warriors, History is the surest means of knowing what acts
every one has performed according to his ... and how with their swords, battle-
axes, arrows, lances and daggers, they have cut off or broken the heads of foes,
Author: Henry Miers Elliot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This extensive eight-volume work was first published between 1867 and 1877 by the linguist John Dowson (1820-81) from the manuscripts of the colonial administrator and scholar Sir Henry Miers Elliot (1808-53). Before his death, hoping to bolster British colonial ideology, Elliot had intended to evaluate scores of Arabic and Persian historians of India, believing that his translations would demonstrate the violence of the Muslim rulers and 'make our native subjects more sensible of the immense advantages accruing to them under the mildness and the equity of our rule'. Volume 8 addresses criticism of the previously published volumes, and includes additions and corrections to them. The volume also contains extracts of numerous additional histories covering the end of the Mughal Empire from Muhammad Shah (1702-1748) to the establishment of British political and military dominance in India in the mid-nineteenth century.
And then Saladin struck Reginald hard on his sword arm, cutting through steel
and mesh, slicing deep into the bone. ... How ironic it seemed to him that the
archbishop was goading men on to war from the very spot where the Lord had
Author: Kamran Pasha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An epic saga of love and war, Shadow of the Swords tells the story of the Crusades—from the Muslim perspective. Saladin, a Muslim sultan, finds himself pitted against King Richard the Lionheart as Islam and Christianity clash against each other, launching a conflict that still echoes today. In the midst of a brutal and unforgiving war, Saladin finds forbidden love in the arms of Miriam, a beautiful Jewish girl with a tragic past. But when King Richard captures Miriam, the two most powerful men on Earth must face each other in a personal battle that will determine the future of the woman they both love—and of all civilization. Richly imagined, deftly plotted, and highly entertaining, Shadow of the Swords is a remarkable story that will stay with readers long after the final page has been turned.
European Swords and Swordsmanship Martin J. Dougherty. could not bring its
massed spear points to bear was at a severe disadvantage, and this is how
Roman legions decisively defeated Greek style phalanxes when theymet.
Author: Martin J. Dougherty
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
A must-have guide to European swords from the Ancient World to the twentieth century for anyone interested in historical fencing, re-enactment and role play.