I belong to a group that does some loosely historical rapier fencing. I say loosely, because they use historical Italian and Spanish sources, but have a sort of "anything goes" or "if it works, use it" philosophy. Some members bring a modern sporting fencing background, others are martial artists, such as myself (I come from a Filipino Eskrima background) ... so we are an eclectic bunch to say the least. Now the instructor says he wants to bring in some historical sabre fencing. I'm keen on this since the Filipino blade work I've seen uses a lot of cut and slash work. At the same time, I'd like to research the "authentic" Western historical use of the sabre. Any suggestions on where to look? Are the works of Alfred Hutton a good start?