Some of the translations, transcriptions and interpretative books related to HEMA are increasingly hard to find and the price for used books can be surprisingly high.

One such example is Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng’s translation of Joachim Meÿer’s “Gründtliche Beschreibung der Adeligen und Ritterlichen Kunst des Fechtens” entitled “The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570“. This book is out of print and the used books are currently priced at more than 300USD.

This is of course ridiculous and a 2nd print is desperately needed. Therefore a good number of HEMA fencers have joined up in a Facebook group for this exact purpose. Furthermore, Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng himself is a member of the group and is consequently aware of the interest in his book and will help in this endeavour.

If this is of interest to you, then please join us at:

Reprint Forgeng’s “The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise…”