Category Archives: Weapons

Fabris – Drills for Plate 24

This play is essentially the same as plate 23, but it starts on the outside. Plate 24 – Common Fencer 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the outside. The agent provokes a response by beginning to constrains the patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 23

This play specifically says the fencers are in misura larga or wide measure. Loosely speaking, this is the range in which you can attack with a single step. Plate 23 – Common Fencer This drill will work better for the … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 22

Prior to attempting these drills you should be familiar with the drills on plate 21. Plate 22 – Fabris 1a Both fencers start in 3rd on the inside. The agent constrains the patient by turning the wrist into second Patient … Continue reading

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Fabris – Drills for Plate 21

It is vitally important that you do not skip over the “common fencer” drills. These are not drills of the incompetent fencer, but merely one who hasn’t had the additional instruction from Fabris. So it is something that you would … Continue reading

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Is the Mezano a Zwerch?

As I understand it, the Riverso Mezano is commonly considered to be a cut from the left, to the opponent’s right, with the short edge that can hit anywhere from the knee to the head. My problem is, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fabris – Chapters 18, 19, 32

Another video on the girata of Fabris. This one covers four variants. Left Girata Right Girata for the Inside Double Girata Right Girata for the Outside

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Ground vs Forged Fullers in Swords

The central grove, or groves, in a sword is usually referred to as a “fuller”. The reason for this is that they are normally made with a blacksmith’s fuller, a type of stamping tool, rather than by grinding away material. … Continue reading

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