Swords Through the Ages

Ready to learn about swords?  Join us on Tues. July 16 at 6 pm for our Swords Through the Ages event.  This presentation on historical European swordsmanship is a combination of lecture/discussion and physical demonstration. We seek to link the correlation between the book and the sword and as such we include material from the earliest known combat manual (MS I.33 from the early 14th century) to Alfred Hutton’s Cold Steel (a manual from 1890) covering over half a millennia of the history of the sword in Western Europe and its use. 

-A chronological presentation of several different eras of sword use. This includes us physical demonstrating the use of several different types of swords
-A question and answer/”mythbusters” segment where were discuss the common misconceptions about swords
-Some images from historical works
-An introduction to historical interpretation which includes some audience participation

 

This event is open to all ages.