Knife fighting books

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Rowan McDirk

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Knife fighting books - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:28 AM ( #1 )
Which knife fighting books do you recommend. I think I have most of the classics but are there any hidden gems I should add to my collection and study?
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Re:Knife fighting books - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:34 PM ( #2 )
Good question. I think good knife fighting books are almost as hard to find as buried pirate chests of gold coins and jewels. 

Of the ones I have, the Dwight C. McLemore series comes to mind ("Bowie and Big Knife Fighting System" and "Advanced Bowie Techniques"). I was also impressed with "Medieval and Renaissance Dagger Combat" by Jason Vail. Hank Reinhardt's "Book of Knives" was good as an intro with some good discussion, but it's not really a knife fighting book. Other than those, I'm hard pressed to think of any that I'd recommend. I've got a bunch of others that were too basic and not very helpful. 

I've only been a knife knut for about four years now, so maybe there are others of which I'm not aware. What are those "classics" that you're thinking of? Are there any really good ones that are available through amazon?

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Re:Knife fighting books - Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:26 PM ( #3 )
I think "Put him down take him out " by Don Pentecost to be very realistic and pragmatic.
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Re:Knife fighting books - Friday, May 19, 2017 3:49 AM ( #4 )
Modern Knife Combat: The Training of a Knife Fighter by Greg Walker
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Re:Knife fighting books - Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:26 AM ( #5 )
"Modern Knife Combat: The Training a Knife Fighter" by Greg Walker is a bad joke. From limited personal interactions with the author I think he is way more smoke than fire, even though he was SF. Mostly an egotistical self-promoter.

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