Styles of Fencing: English

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the English style of rapier combat. Manuals George Silver: Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl George Silver: Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl   Interpretation [Book] English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver – by Stephen … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: Spanish

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the Spanish style of rapier combat. Manuals [Book] Academy of the Sword: The Mystery of the Spanish Circle in Swordsmanship and Esoteric Arts – by Girard Thibault d’Anvers (author) and John Michael Greer(trans.)   Interpretation Spanish Influence in the Rapier Play of Vincentio Saviolo – … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: Italian

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the Italian style of rapier combat. Vocabulary A Brief Glossary of Italian Rapier Concepts – by Maestro Tom Leoni Period Fencing Terms – by William E. Wilson Manuals, Period Rapier Texts & Translations [Book] Italian Rapier Combat: Ridolfo Capo Ferro – by Jared … [Read more…]

Realistic Wounds

The resources in this section discuss and present evidence to show what effect a rapier wound might have on the body. Both modern medical information and historical accounts are included in these articles. The Dubious Quick Kill: Part 1 & Part 2 – by Maestro Frank LurzTwo-part article about swords wounds and their possible effects … [Read more…]

The Rapier

The resources in this section present definitions of what a “rapier” is and provide information on the classification of historic rapiers. The rapier: facts, factoids and unanswered questions – by Maestro Tom LeoniA definition of the rapier, a description of its parts, and a discussion about the various myths surrounding the rapier and its use. … [Read more…]