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104Re: [E_Rapier] Blades / Clancy Day

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  • Ross Weaver
    Apr 9, 2007
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      I've found no inidication that Saviolo is using particularly long blades, in
      fact I have found the techniques and positioning are better with the shorter
      blade rather than the longer blade.

      ~Wilhelm

      On 4/9/07, argh@... <argh@...> wrote:
      >
      > I stand corrected, but then again the fencing styles of the 1590's are
      > not my forte.
      >
      > Regardless Saviolo is using something longer than 36.
      >
      > =)
      >
      > Aaron
      >
      > > On 4/9/07, argh@... <argh%40cogeco.ca> <argh@...<argh%40cogeco.ca>>
      > wrote:
      > > > Saviolo does not refer to blade length, but as Silver liked something
      > in the 30 to 36 inch
      > > > length and complained about the Italians and their long swords... so
      > Saviolo was likely
      > > > using something longer than 36.
      > >
      > > Just nitpicking about Silver.
      > >
      > > Silver said: "The best length for perfect teaching of the true fight
      > > to be used and continued in fence schools, to accord with the true
      > > statures of all men, are these. The blade to be a yard and an inch for
      > > men of mean stature, and for men of tall statures, a yard and three or
      > > four inches, and no more."
      > >
      > > So Silver was actually using 37-40" blades (assuming the same measure
      > > for a yard).
      > >
      > > --j/5
      > >
      >
      > Aaron Miedema
      > Lente autem non celer sum.
      >
      >
      >


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