RE: [E_Rapier] Blades / Clancy Day
- It was my understanding(and I have no idea where I got
this from) that Elizabeths proclamations were only(or
mainly) enforced in London proper and not the realm.
You have any info on this?
--- Eve Harris & David Stamper <evedave1@...>
> And here is an article about the old chestnut of__________________________________________________________
> sword lengths in
> Elizabethan England:
> From: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> Of David Whitford
> Sent: April 9, 2007 11:15 AM
> To: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] Blades / Clancy Day
> Umm going by most period masters you use a blade
> goes with their height. I forget which one even goes
> over a "golden" number or something to that effect,
> and a man who's 6'4" would probably use a blade
> 45" long or so. At the 5'11"-6'1" area its about
> 40-43. So there really is nothing wrong with a tall
> person using a long blade. I can try and get Don
> Aeron's notes on this if folks really want
> them(assuming he can take break at law school to
> forward them)
> --- Gerrard <itsurnkl@xcelco.
> <mailto:itsurnkl%40xcelco.on.ca> on.ca> wrote:
> > Clancy Day:
> > Interesting Stuff : They take draw cuts but not
> > cuts. Most seemed to play with " long swords ". (
> > Even the ones that are 6 ft 4 inches tall and
> > already have long reach )
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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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