Re: [E_Rapier] Blades / Clancy Day
- 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.
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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- I can for the time remaining that I am a student acquire--albeit sureptitiously any of the english manuals in pdf
> Another source but thelink evades my memory right now
> is William Wilsons stuff for Tattershall
> --- John Enzinas <jenzinas@...> wrote:
> > On 4/10/07, Kelly Wyatt <kgarlow@...>
> > wrote:
> > > The only thing that's clear is that I need to do
> > some reading on Silver and
> > > Saviolo...and then catch up with you again. Any
> > suggestions? Links? Here's
> > > what I've found on these two...I'd prefer to get
> > as pure copies as possible.
> > > I like to translate myself. I understand Silver's
> > manuals are already in
> > > English (well, antiquated but readable) however I
> > must ask if Saviolo's
> > > manuals were done in Italian or English? Are there
> > any other places you can
> > > suggest for me to look?
> > Saviolo was done in English. The transcriptions you
> > have found are the
> > most easily accessable but you can also find
> > reproductions of both.
> > contains Digrassi, Saviolo and Silver.
> > It's worth it if you want to read the originals.
> > Chivalry Bookshelf has an interpretation of Silver
> > done by Steven Hand
> > that includes a trascription. It's not bad, but read
> > the original
> > before you take Hand's word as gospel .
> > Likewise, a friend of mine is working on an
> > interpretation of Saviolo
> > for CB but I don't know when it is expected to be
> > finished. If you are
> > interested, I can put you in touch with him.
> > --j
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