Book Review: “ A Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling ” by Saviolo

Jared Kirby presents his interpretation and editing of Vincentio Saviolo’s 1595 work ‘Of Honour and Honourable Quarrels’. Vincentio Saviolo set up a fencing salle in Elizabethan London ‘about’ late 1580-ish, but he is perhaps better known to most in the HEMA rapier community as being the ‘dandified Italian’ against whom George Silver ranted. That aside,…

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Rediscovered Sword Press: News for January 2016

HEMA is not a “dead” art. Notwithstanding that most of it is based on fight books from medieval/renaissance times, our community is seeing a modern rebirth of the art with new schools being established, old techniques being rediscovered or reinterpreted (or even created), a revived interest in lost swords and their related history, and, maybe most…

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