The Polish Saber
Polish Saber – The use of the Polish Saber on foot in the 17th century covers the history, anecdotes and use of Poland’s iconic weapon. In matters of honor and personal safety the saber was the Polish nobleman’s choice of arms. The concept of the duel, the form and function of the weapon, as well as source material from Poland, Italy and Germany are blended together in an interpretation presented in full-color. The work is suitable for history enthusiasts, Historical European Martial Artists and re-creationists who wish to explore Poland’s Commonwealth and the weapon that symbolized its nobility.
Richard Marsden is a History teacher, holds a Masters Degree in Land Warfare, courtesy AMU and is co-founder of the Phoenix Society of Historical Swordsmanship along with John Patterson. Richard has won numerous medals at Historical Fencing tournaments and so have his students as well as their students. He was President of the HEMA Alliance and holds HEMA Alliance Instructor Certification in Fiore Longsword, Giganti Rapier, and Polish Saber. He is author of several HEMA books, over fifty short stories, the Traveling Tyrant series, RPGS, and the head of the publisher Tyrant Industries.