This post explores the claim of a meeting or even influence between Henri de Sainct-Didier and Salvator Fabris, and shows how slim the evidence is.
This post provides an analysis of Girard Thibault’s specific method of gripping a sword.
Gallica, the digital section of the French National Library, hosts a lot of sources. Here is how to download full-res scans from there.
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!