Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.

Abstract

This project for the Higgins Armory Museum created an instructional DVD detailing the history and techniques of single-handed swords, longswords, rapiers, staff weapons, and daggers. The project team researched modern and historical sources on the weapons, studying their cultural context as well as combat techniques; the team interviewed experts in the field of medieval weapons, and filmed sequences of costumed combat and modern training. The 45-minute DVD will assist teachers and students in the Armory’s historic swordplay classes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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