- Ewart Oakeshott published his works from the 1960's; weight, construction and sharpness, all those things were covered by him. His works are considered as the best research ever done on medieval swords and their methods.
- Hans-Peter Hils: Meister Johann Liechtenauers Kunst des langen Schwertes © 1985
- John Clements: Medieval Swordsmanship. Illustrated Methods and Techniques. © 1998
- Archaeometallurgist Alan Williams published since 1977. Best metallurgical research on original blades we have at time.
Shame on Turnbull. He should know it better but he apparently decided Europe is "simple" enough to not bother himself with real study.