Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabreby Alfred Hutton, Ramon Martinez (Introduction)
A pioneer of modern fencing, Alfred Hutton was the first president of the Amateur Fencing Association and a father of modern research into the Western combat arts. In addition to his lectures about ancient weapons and his demonstrations of their use, Hutton created this 1889 classic, a continuing source of instruction and enlightenment to modern readers.
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"Cold Steel" is an excellent book that I quite enjoyed. It is useful for practice in historical fencing. As another reviewer has mentioned, sport fencing has evolved quite a bit, away from its martial roots and some of the parries (e.g. Prime and Seconde) are no longer used by sport fencing. But those are alive and well in historical fencing as are the cuts they are intended to block. I have the Nook eBook version and it works well - the format and images are both maintained well.