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BroadSword and Single Stick (1911)

This is an interesting hundred year old book now in the public domain. It is a handbook for how to use various weapons including of course the Broadsword and the Single-stick. It also has chapters on Quarter Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillaleh, Walking Stick and Umbrella.

I don't recommend it as an absolute beginner book. You should have some familiarity with hand weapons so you can get the most out of this book.


It is an interesting little book that is about 100 pages in length. It has a no nonsense approach to using various types of weapons along with plenty of illustrations and diagrams. It is of course free to download in two different formats.

Broad Sword and Single Stick


Broadsword and Single-Stick - With Chapters on Quarter-Staff, Bayonet, Cudgel, Shillalah, Walking-Stick, Umbrella and other Weapons of Self Defense.

Download Here:

epub version (epub)

Kindle version (.mobi)

It is also available in paperback on Amazon.com if you prefer ths format or want to keep it on your shelf.

Broad Sword and Single Stick

Broad Sword and Single-Stick


I have excerpted some illustrations from the book.


On Guard






An excerpt from the book


Diagram for sword