Why Bladed Weapons Continued Being Developed By Modern World Armies & Navies

Why did late-19th and 20th century military and navy organisations continue developing bladed and close combat weapons, as well as issuing and training their troops with them? It’s not all about killing statistics, but being prepared, tactics and the few exceptions that made it worth it. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Define: Martial Art

When the term “martial arts” is used most lay-people think of those arts practiced by those of the Orient. This is often due to the martial arts movies of the 1970s and 1980s which popularised martial arts and presented them in such a fashion that they were found to be interesting. The result if this…

Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

On Solo Training, and training with disabilities   Germans v Italians   Rapier dimensions, asymmetry, preparing for freeplay   Knights, katanas (again!), HMB, and a pattern welded longsword   What to do with a Million Dollars, training for Freeplay, et al   On Tournaments and other topics.

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