A translation of a portion of the Traité d’Escrime Moderne of Jean Joseph-Renaud discussing the concept of “secret attacks”.
Is it always fair to abandon your dagger if your opponent does not have one?
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 post outlines my current interpretation of the first actions found in Marozzo’s sword alone section, started in the context of an online form tournament.
This post contains an English translation of the French tournament rules found in Labat’s treatise.
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.
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.