TWO HANDED SWORD History, design and Use


A well illustrated hardback 244 page reference book that primarily covers the era of the “birth” of the true two-handed sword in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries to its decline in warfare towards the beginning of the seventeenth This is the period when the two-handed sword was in use in battle and whilst there is discussion of its use for prestige and ceremony, the bulk of the book is about the military sword.