Rapier and Smallsword


The Art of the Sword in the 17th Century


Contents

Abridged and interpreted versions



di Grasse - His True Art of Defense, 1594 Graphics and Video Clips



di Grasse - No Graphics version for slow modems

Vincientio Saviolo his Practice 1598 Not complete

Hope's Manual of Smallsword Play 1692 Not complete


Links to transcribed versions by other scholars:



George Silver - Paradoxes of Defence Transcribed By Steve Hick, presented by Greg Lindahl

George Silver -Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence Transcribed By Steve Hick, presented by Greg Lindahl

Vincentio Saviolo his Practise Transcribed by Hudson

Joseph Swetnam, transcribed by William Wilson

Jakob Sutor, Künstliches Fechtbuch , transcribed by Peter Valentine




The Art of the Sword - A article about historic fencing from The Moderne Aviso


Other Links:

17th C. Reenactment Groups

What is a Rapier?

SCA Rapier Play rules (not advocated)

William Wilson's take on SCA rules

A. Crown's School (Upstate NY)

Hampden's Regiment of Foot

The Moderne Aviso - a period magazine (17th C.) A GREAT RESOURCE


Cavalier's College - MD-DC-VA

Modern Fencing in the Washington DC area (Classes year-round)




Last Updated on March 20,2000 by rick