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.
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.
Secrets of the Sword Alone, Henry de Sainct Didier (1573)
Two treatises on La Canne by Larribeau (1856) and Humé (1862)
Fencing Through the Ages, Adolphe Corthey (1898)
The Art of Fencing Reduced to a Methodical Summary, Jean de Brye (1721)
Fencing Manual 1877, Ministry of War (1877)
Archives of the Masters of Arms of Paris, Henri Daressy (1888)
Manual of Contre-Point Fencing, Joseph Tinguely (1856) with an introduction by Julien Garry of De Taille et d’Estoc
"André des Bordes: An Episode from the History of Sorcerers in the Lorraine", Henri Lepage (1857) in Bulletins de la Société d’Archéologie Lorraine, Vol. VII
"The Strange Story of the Solicitous Phantom Cavalier who Fought a Duel on 27 January 1615 near Paris", Édouard Fournier (1855) in Variétés Historiques et Littéraires, Vol. III