Scientific Study of A C Cunningham Saber Cane Bayonet book sword fighting. Born in February 1858, A.C. Cunningham was an accomplished military engineer and fencing expert. He used this combination of expertise to develop a straight forward martial arts system for the Saber, Bayonet and Cane which emphasized functionality. He was one of the American pioneers in this type of weaponry and assisted the US Army on re-designing their Saber. 74 pages. 8.5 x 11. Softcover.