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Christian Henry Tobler

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Captain of the Guild


In this first, printed edition of Falkner's work, a full translation and analysis, combined with a photographic reproduction of the original manuscript are included. The result is an attractive translation of a 500 year old picture-book that shows an adaptation of the Liechtenauer tradition, by a known master of its most prestigious school.





Paperback    £32.50
9781937439095 | Published: 2011
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Hardback    £73.50
9780982591161 | Published: 2013
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Fighting with the German Longsword


Recorded over six centuries ago, the teachings of the 14th-century Master-at-Arms Johannes Liechtenauer have been given new life by a world-wide community of modern swordsmen and women.  Beginning with a short historical overview of the art, the book describes stance, footwork, methods for gripping the sword, and the core techniques of the Liechtenauer tradition. 





Paperback    £37.50
9781937439231 | Published: 2016
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In Saint George's Name


As a window into the knight and his craft, In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts brings readers a treasure trove of historic combat treatises, musings on the culture and context of the martial arts in the late Middle Ages and hands-on training exercises for wrestling, dagger, falchion and poleaxe.





Paperback    £26.50
9780982591116 | Published: 2010
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In Service of the Duke


Writing in the mid-15th century, Master Paulus Kal was the agent, confidante and fencing master to the powerful Duke of Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut. In his fencing book, prepared for this ducal patron, he presented standard and variant techniques in the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer, in beautifully rendered and highly detailed illuminations of figures wielding the sword, sword and buckler, dagger, messer (falchion), spear and poleaxe, plus mounted combat.





Hardback    £81.50
9781891448256 | Published: 2006
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Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship


In this lavishly photo-illustrated text, Christian presents a full translation and interpretation of the so-called Ringeck Fechtbuch, a mid-15th century compendium of teachings in the Liechtenauer tradition.





Hardback    £35.00
9781891448072 | Published: 2002
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