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Cold Steel

In the 4th picture Styers’ is shown parrying Prizzi’s attack with the 7″ blade of styres knife. Charlie Rawlings rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Faux leather in dust jacket.

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Prizzi’s stance is somewhat reminiscient of the stance that Col. John marked it as to-read Jul 07, Mitch Troop marked it as to-read Jan 12, Claire marked it as to-read Syyers 16, Paladin Pr, hardback book and dust jacket in near fine condition. Jiu-jitsu Styers, John Leatherneck Association, Friedrich Mencken rated it it was ok Aug 09, This book is extremely worth having as a combatives practitioner, soldier, police or security officer, or self-protection minded citizen.


The low feint in the 9th picture is really just a Pasatta Sotto with a cut instead of a thrust. That said the knife material presented in Cold Steel contains many things you can extract for more modern, closer range, knife combatives.

Cold Steel by Styers, John

Inscribed by the author to Francis Craig. Although there is much information on the use of knives and bayonets, the latter half of the book focuses on unarmed hand-to-hand combat and the use of sticks.

Russell Books Ltd Condition: To my knowledge, Stephen Stavers used the flat blade method in his adaption of the Biddle Method to the Ka-Bar, but I guess Styers didn’t think that was important.

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Illustrated with black and white photographs. Very simple, and concise material.

Author bio from dust jacket glued to front free endpage. Now, it’s not quite as bad about this as Biddle’s work, and puts in practice a more co I gave this book a 4 star rating, not 5, simply because the knife methods in it are not, stee presented, perfect. Lists with This Book. Published June 1st by Paladin Press first published June 1st Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Craig marked it as to-read Jul 23, Now, it’s not quite as shyers about this as Biddle’s work, and puts in practice a more combative platform less of a stylized fencing platformbut it’s still duelistic.

Most fights involving knives will start unarmed, at close range, and be a drag race between adversaries to get to a weapon first – if that weapon is a knife, you have a fight with a knife. Don Riedel rated stydrs it was amazing Dec 02, Use of snap cuts, bi-directional cutting using both primary and sharp back edgesbody mechanics and footwork to improve power are all very good.