Books, books, books... As time progresses we will offer more books.
Note on Shipping Books -- We try and ship books priority mail to get them to you
as quickly as possible. Typically multiple books may be shipped at the same shipping cost.
Please add $1 if you want insurance. If you do
not ask for insurance
lost mail is your responsibility. For cards, we can ship up to three decks for the normal shipping
The Art of Defense
The professionally published edition of this book on rapier combat is
now available. Price $25 and all copies come signed by the
author. It covers the
history, philosophy and techniques of fighting with the rapier. You
can see sample pages from this book at the Publisher's
Lovino This book is a translation of G.A. Lovino's Traite
d'Escrime, a 16th C. fencing manual. It includes copies of the
original plates, the original Italian text and the English translation.
Building a Matchlock
This manual details how to build a 16th C. matchlock musket. $10.
This book is the quintisential guide to
fighting in a Highland style. The book includes the writings of McBane
and Hope. Retail price on the book is $29.95 but while supplies last you
can get it for $26 plus shipping!
Our first deck of cards is patterned off of existing Elizabethan cards. The
deck comes with documentation on games played during Elizabethan times. The backs of
the cards do have a design on them. $12 per deck.
We now offer cards from Historic Games. These cards are patterned off of decks that are
similar to those used from renaissance times to the American Civil War. Available
in 2 formats: Both are the size of a modern "Bridge" deck.
Un-coated cards for historical authenticity: $5.00 per deck. A fun
gift for children who
like playing cards -buy an extra deck so they can color the face cards themselves!
Period cards on modern plastic-coated stock. The perfect compromise between period
style and modern durability! The coating has a matte finish so they are not too shiny
for use at re-enactment events, -and they won't be destroyed if you spill a little ale
on them! $10.00 per deck.
You may find rules for period card games at my site
and specifically at
Patterns and Plans
Scottish Kilt Pattern
Patterns and instructions for making a belted plaid or a small kilt. The
small kilt is much past the 16th C. although some claim that the belted
plaid is pre-16th C. $6.
Pattern for making Scottish shoes. These shoes may be used for most time
periods. Shoes of this type are datable back to Roman times. $6.
Plans for making a chest and stools. The pattern indicates 18th C. but I
have seen examples of these types of items prior to 1600. $4.
Trestle Table Pattern
Plans for making a trestle table with stools. $6.
the Tattershall Arms Main Home Page.