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L’arte dell’armi in Italia - By Jacopo Gelli
Review by Tom Leoni. (20-Mar-05)

The title of the book announces an ambitious plan: that of delineating the course of the art of fencing in Italy as described by period sources from the Middle Ages to the time when the author was writing.

The Rapier and the Smallsword, 1460-1820 - By A.V.B. Norman
Review by Tom Leoni. (21-Mar-05)

When I received this book as a gift, I knew that it would become one of my all-time favorites. This large, 464-page, heavily-illustrated tome takes the reader on a historical tour of the swords we know as rapiers and smallswords from the late 15th Century to the end of the Napoleonic era.

Last Updated: 28-Oct-11