LongEdge Press produces high quality translations, study guides and other resources, both print and digital, for modern practical HEMA swordsmen and swordswomen.
LongEdge Press aims to create resources that will extend the skills of practitioners who want to apply the principles of western swordsmanship, developed over 600 years, to any martial art or martial sport context.
Visit this site's sister endeavour, LongEdge Fencing, a school of historical fencing dedicated to the style of swordplay described in period fencing textbooks written in French.
Books and PDFs
High-quality and accurate translations of period French fencing treatises, training manuals and other books of interest to the historical fencer and HEMA practitioner. We insist that all translations meet two basic rules: 1) they must be easily readable in plain English, and 2) they capture accurately the message and personality conveyed by the author in the original text.