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Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 05 May 2013 15:56

I'm looking to buy three books:
- Mark Rector's "Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters"
- Paul Wagner's "Highland Broadsword: Five Manuals of Scottish Regimental Swordsmanship"
- Chris Thompson's "Lannaireachd: Gaelic Swordsmanship"

However, I'm not willing to pay the better part of £110 at this point in time to acquire the three of them. Does anyone have one (or two or all three) of these books that you would be willing to part with for a more reasonable sum of money?
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby admin » 17 May 2013 16:41

http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 17 May 2013 17:01

I have that book already, but thank you for the link. Apparently that is an updated version of "Lannaireachd: Gaelic Swordsmanship", so I don't really need to acquire that book either.

It's really just "Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters" and "Highland Broadsword: Five Manuals of Scottish Regimental Swordsmanship" that I'm after.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby admin » 17 May 2013 17:04

For the latter, this is the cheapest copy I can see in the UK:
http://www.localgiftstore.com/shop/shop ... p-31391~72
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 17 May 2013 17:13

Thanks - it's quite a bit cheaper than Amazon or elsewhere. Looks like I might just have to put up some money and buy it from here, since no one seems to have a copy they will part with!
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby admin » 17 May 2013 17:15

It is worth having - I've had a copy for years and have referred to it many times.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 18 May 2013 11:31

admin wrote:For the latter, this is the cheapest copy I can see in the UK:
http://www.localgiftstore.com/shop/shop ... p-31391~72


I tried to buy it from here, but they didn't have it in stock. I received an email from the shop owner this morning:

"Dear Keith,

I’m sorry but I have had to refund your order. I have just that there have been some very serious issues with tghis publisher and most titles are no longererr availble, incliuding tis one.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We try and keep track of the availability of the titles that we list but sometimes smaller publishers forget to tell us when they run out, or simply go bust.

I have issued you with a refund and I have removed the book from the site."
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 23 May 2013 20:17

I found "Highland Broadsword: Five Manuals of Scottish Regimental Swordsmanship" on the Waterstones website here: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/mark+rector/paul+wagner/highland+broadsword/4268352/

£27.50, and free shipping. Might be good?

However, I placed the order on Sunday 19th, and the order is still being processed today (Thursday 23rd). The listing says that the book is usually despatched in 2-4 weeks, so I'm not too hopeful that they actually have it in stock. Maybe they will surprise me.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 24 May 2013 22:06

Just received an email from Waterstones today:

"Your order contains one or more items that are not currently held in our warehouse. We have placed an order with our suppliers, and will get your order out to you as fast as we can."

So it sounds like they probably won't be able to get it for me. Shame.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 13 Jun 2013 22:08

Received another email from them:

"Unfortunately we are still awaiting delivery of the above item(s) from our suppliers. We understand that this has now taken a long time, but occasionally books can be difficult to get hold of. The item(s) remains on order from the supplier and will be shipped to you as soon as we receive them."

I placed the order on the 19th of May, so it is still within their estimated 2-4 week despatch time. If it takes more than another week then I will probably just cancel the order.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby Cutlery Penguin » 18 Jun 2013 18:38

Keith,

Are you aware of the issues certain authors had with Chivalry Bookshelf? Basically the whole thing was a bit of a clusterfuck. You might be better off talking to Paul directly to see if he has any copies left. I know another couple of publishers have spoken about reprinting the books that are no longer available but I don't know if anything ever came of it. Mark Lancaster might know more.

Also did you know that Paul is coming over to the UK this year and teaching broadsword at a one day event with Matt and me? It's a long way to come, but a lot closer than Australia!
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby fullplate » 18 Jun 2013 19:04

Keith
I have a copy of Chris Thompson's "Lannaireachd: Gaelic Swordsmanship", 2001 if you are still wanting one.
Pretty much unmolested. Also have a copy of "Highland Broadsword Lessons, Drills, and Practices "
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby Phil C » 18 Jun 2013 20:20

And I have both the broadsword and swordsmanship books for sale- been on the shelf since they were bought, pretty much and not much use to me.
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 18 Jun 2013 23:33

Cutlery Penguin wrote:Keith,

Are you aware of the issues certain authors had with Chivalry Bookshelf? Basically the whole thing was a bit of a clusterfuck. You might be better off talking to Paul directly to see if he has any copies left. I know another couple of publishers have spoken about reprinting the books that are no longer available but I don't know if anything ever came of it. Mark Lancaster might know more.

Also did you know that Paul is coming over to the UK this year and teaching broadsword at a one day event with Matt and me? It's a long way to come, but a lot closer than Australia!


Hi Oz, I know of the whole Chivalry Bookshelf mess. It would be interesting if Paul has some copeis left...

I would love to make it down to the event that you, Matt and Paul are running. Unfortunately I have other commitments that weekend, so I'm unable to attend. Such a shame!
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 18 Jun 2013 23:34

fullplate wrote:Keith
I have a copy of Chris Thompson's "Lannaireachd: Gaelic Swordsmanship", 2001 if you are still wanting one.
Pretty much unmolested. Also have a copy of "Highland Broadsword Lessons, Drills, and Practices "
PM me here
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Thanks for the offer, Phil, but I already had a copy of "Highland Broadsword Lessons, Drills, and Practices", and have also managed to acquire a copy of "Lannaireachd".
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 18 Jun 2013 23:35

Phil C wrote:And I have both the broadsword and swordsmanship books for sale- been on the shelf since they were bought, pretty much and not much use to me.


Waterstones have two more days before their 4 week limit is up. Looks like I will be getting in touch with you on Thursday or Friday about the books ;)
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Re: Looking to buy broadsword books

Postby KeithFarrell » 01 Jul 2013 14:05

I have to report that I cancelled the Waterstones order because it took longer than their stated despatch time and I did not believe that they were going to be able to source the book at all. So unfortunately, although it is listed on their website (and at a very competitive price!), Waterstones is not a source for copies of this book.

Luckily I managed to buy the two books I was after from Phil, so I'm sorted now - but that doesn't really help for anyone else looking to acquire copies!
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