The Punisher, or The Danger of Rooting for Villains

The Punisher, or The Danger of Rooting for Villains

I recently watched The Punisher series on Netflix. I was hesitant going in. Not because I thought it would be bad, quite the opposite. John Bernthal is terrific, absolutely compelling to watch. The whole production team did a spectacular job. And they almost – almost...

HNS Preview IV – Biographies

The volume I put together for the HNS Conference in Denver this weekend has something that will hopefully make my fellow writer's hearts go pitter-pat. Not only is there a 150-page glossary. There are also biographies of all the major Fight Masters of the late...

HNS Preview III – Sword Parts – Rapier

This is for Sam Hubbard, who rightly called me out for the last diagram I posted. It didn't do foible, mid blade, and forte, or true edge and false edge. This is a diagram created by the amazing David Woolley, my first instructor in Rapier-Dagger, that's part...

HNS Preview – Basic Combat Terms

Ahead of the Historical Novel Society Conference this weekend, I thought I'd throw out some basic combat terms as a resource for participants. So here are a few essential definitions:  Baldric (Baldrick) – A belt or girdle usually of leather that...