Manual of the Baratero: The Art of Handling the Navaja, the Knife, and the Scissors of the Gypsies

By: Loriega, James

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Book Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. xxxix, 134 pp. This is the oldest manual on Spanish knife fighting ever published and is the only know historical text on the subject.This annotated translation provides a window to the methods of knife fighting practiced by the working class, the criminal class and the Gypsies in 19th century Spain. With original drawings, it offers a revealing glimpse into the ways in which armas blancas cortas, or small edged weapons, were used on the dark and grimy cobblestone streets of the Spanish underworld.

Title: Manual of the Baratero: The Art of Handling the Navaja, the Knife, and the Scissors of the Gypsies

Author: Loriega, James

Categories: Martial Arts,

Publisher: Paladin Press: 2005

ISBN Number: 1581604718

ISBN Number 13: 9781581604719

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2292839

Keywords: MARTIAL ARTS KNIVES KNIFE NAVAJA,