‘Canne de combat’ is a spectacular combat sport. What are its true benefits, and how applicable would it be outside the sportive context?
On Thibault’s Table 27, perforated plates cover the hilts’ front openings.
Another account of a duel where the winner was not cautious enough.
This is a review of another article which discusses sword vibrations.
A complete scan of Federico Ghisliero’s treatise is online!
This post contains my long overdue interpretation of Silver’s concept of true and false times, using the Aristotelian notion of first movers.
In this post I share a detailed measurement protocol for swords and a measuring sheet that are intended to facilitate the collection of new data.
The accounts of the famous Duel des Mignons in 1578.
An excerpt of Brantôme’s Discours sur les Duels, tracing the origins of the new duelling habits to Naples.
This post is an introduction for a series of contemporary accounts of late 16th century French duels.
In this article, I discuss the widespread principle ‘minimum effort, maximum efficiency’ and how it should be handled with care…