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I'll be happy to hear from you: Rick Orli
Thanks to Szczepan
Twardoch for his assistance with the research, and to Joanna G. for help with
Check out Boleslav Orlicki's
Horse Artillery, my 17th Century Polish Reenactment Unit, based in the Washington DC
The Polish Language equivalent of this page by (Dariusz Górecki)
A wonderful overview of Husars and other 1400-1645 Polish
Military topics: http://www.domnasz.freeserve.co.uk/Wojna13.htm
"Saber of Polish Soldiers, 19th and 20th Century"
("Szabla Zolnierza Polskiego, XIX i XX Wiek")
By Aleksander Czerwinski and Leslaw Dudek
"Polish Edged Weapons and their Makers, Volume One, Cracow Makers"
("Polska Bron Biala i Jej Producenci, Tom I, Firmy Krakowskie")
By Leszek Zachuta
"History of the Saber in Poland"
("Dzieje Szabli w Polsce")
By Wlodzimierz Kwasniewicz
(Dom Wydawniczy Bellona, Warsaw, 1993)
"Polish Arms - Side Arms"
By Andrzej Nadolski (in
(Ossolineum, Wroclaw, 1974)
Sabre handling in Cavalry reenactments: http://www.militaryhorse.org/features/saber.asp
John Clement's "Historical
Armed Combat Association" has a great collection of stuff and pointers to other
http://www.swordforum.com/ and the forum, http://www.swordforum.com/ssi/
William Hope, The Complete Fencing
Master, by Rick Orli, for the
Rapier Fencing -
DiGrasse's 16th C. Manual The Rapier
Rapier Basics Review: Movement, Measure, the Thrust, and the Cut.
Rapier Technique Demo
Commercial sites with Polish armor, swords, or sabre information
(we have no commercial connection with these, and do not endorse them!)
Three Brothers/K+K Arts, (have seen some nice examples of their armor, chain mail and
custom leatherwork) http://www.kkart.cz/
Polish specialty shop: http://www.pulawy.net.pl/karabela/