By shortsword, I mean ~40-80cm overall length (closer to 50-75cm).

Examples include "butterfly swords", "wakizashi", "gladius", and similar weapons.

Particularly, I am interested in the "model 1832 foot artillery sword", and similarly-shaped weapons.

What are the best sources for learning this type of shortsword, or options for other shortsword styles?


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There are manuals for European smallsword, arming sword, dussak, and messer

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    Links are subject to rot. Could you describe each manual a little and add the authors/titles? Thank you. Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 9:41
  • @Sardathrion I am linking to lists of manuals to the best online source for them
    – Btuman
    Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 14:35
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    I know what you are doing. However, links only answers are frowned upon because of link rot. If you want your answer to be a good one, please add more information in case the links go dead. Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 14:39
  • Noted. I will see what I can do.
    – Btuman
    Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 15:00

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