Forgeng, Jeffrey L.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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