This is the classic book on knife fighting from one of the world s foremost experts From it, you will learn all the facets of the art assassination methods, history and development of knife design and in depth reviews of the techniques perfected by Fairbairn, Biddle, Applegate and others Rare photos and never before published info on Oriental techniques....
|Title||:||The Complete Book of Knife Fighting: The History of Knife Fighting Techniques and Development of Fighting Knives, Together With a Practical Method of Instruction|
|Publisher||:||Paladin Press,U.S Auflage Reissue 1 Februar 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||136 Seiten|
|File Size||:||895 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Complete Book of Knife Fighting: The History of Knife Fighting Techniques and Development of Fighting Knives, Together With a Practical Method of Instruction Reviews
First off, I recommend that you buy this book if you are at all interested in knife fighting. This is one of the first and one of the classical American books on knife fighting. It covers all of the basic techniques that American forces have used for many, many years. At the same time, this book is a little short on techniques, and it is entirely absent the escrima techniques that have become very popular over the past couple of decades. If you don't look at this book as everything for everybody, you will find it a very good buy and not be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for the snappiest way to open and close your balisong, you're going to have to look elsewhere, as this book was written before that time.
This could very well be titled Do or Die II. This is mostly about two men duelling with combat knives using sport fencing techniques. It is ambitious in its goal, yet falls short. Real knife violence is about ambushing someone. Drexel Biddle was a blue blooded romantic, who was enamored with fencing with swords and bayonets. Even in W. W. I the bayonet left much to be desired, and pistols, e-tools, and sacks of grenades proved far more useful. I find it amusing that Applegate is often lumped together with Biddle and Styers. He did not think much of the techniques they taught, and this is shown in his close combat files. Fairbairn and Applegate both taught that the knife was a tool for assassination of an unsuspecting foe, or as a last ditch defense using brutal, gross motor skills. The moves in this text are graceful and elegant. But they will get you killed.If you want to see combat fencing techniques, check out the Association of Renaissance Martial Arts or ARMA. You will notice that they use BOTH hands, and it is very different from sport fencing. There are some useful nuggets in this book, but if you want a dose of reality, try The Logic of Steel, by James LaFond.
This is just an outstanding reference on knife fighting. It is a historical overview and technical look at employment of all the classic methods as developed by Fairbairn, Applegate, Sykes and others. This book does a good job in balancing the critical and relevant matter of the techniques with the historical information, making this the ideal book for the novice and expert in bladecraft. This book covers the famous and influential blade masters of the time, their techniques, tools of the trade and finally tactics for the knife fighter. This book is by no means the best "how-to" book on the market but it was never meant to be strictly a "how-to" book. It is clearly and intelligently written, as well as clearly illustrated. Overall for historical study this book is highly recommended. I personally do not agree with many of the methods depicted in this book, but this does not make this book any less worth studying for the professional combatives enthusiast.
Classic historical work on knife fighting as taught and practiced by Anthony Biddle, WE Fairbairn, EA Sykes, Rex Applegate and John Styers. This book belongs in the library of everyone interested in WWII close combat knife fighting.
Ordered as a gift for my brother-in-law who doesn't know anything about knife fighting. Or didn't. But does now.
Not finished, but meeting my needs and expectations.