104Re: [E_Rapier] Blades / Clancy Day
- Apr 9, 2007I'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.
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.
> > On 4/9/07, argh@... <argh%40cogeco.ca> <argh@...<argh%40cogeco.ca>>
> > > 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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