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The Military Sabre
The Military Sabre is a one handed curved cut and thrust sword. While versions of sabres have existed throughout history, the military sabre gained particular popularity for both infantry and cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars. There are various British fencing manuals regarding the use of military sabre, often borrowed from earlier backsword or smallsword systems, from the likes of famous fencers such as Henry Angelo, Alfred Hutton, George Silver, Charles Roworth and Donald McBane.
British Military Sabre Manuals
"Infantry Sword Exercise"
Henry Charles Angelo
"Art of Defense on Foot with Broadsword and Sabre"
"The Expert Sword-Man's Companion"
The longsword, commonly known as the hand & half sword, bastard sword, or broadsword, is double-edged cut and thrust sword with a two-handed grip used primarily from the 13th to 16th centuries. There are various traditions and many treatises studying the use of the longsword, which is why it’s one of the most studied weapons in HEMA.
Italian and English
Flower of Battle
Fiore de'i Liberi
German Longsword Treatises
Pseudo Von Danzig