Manual Of The Baratero by Ramon Martinez
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Manual Of The Baratero
By Ramon Martinez

Manual Of The Baratero

The Art of Handling the Navaja, the Knife, and the Scissors of the Gypsies

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Translated by James Loriega See other recent books by James Loriega
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Manual Of The Baratero by Ramon Martinez

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581604719
ISBN-10: 1581604718
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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