Category Archives: Sword and Buckler

Practice Notes for Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

We covered a lot of material in Sunday’s rapier class. For your benefit, I’ve taken the time to writing up some notes and posting them in our new website. https://hemadrillbook.azurewebsites.net/b/L’Ange/p/Main/t/commentary The new sections are: Chapter 4: How You Shall Recognize … Continue reading

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Buckler Handles from the Wallace Collection

Italy, Round, c. 1600, 21” Italy or France, Round, c. 1550 – c. 1560, 15.5” Italy, Rectangular, c. 1540, 14” x 13” (top) 9” (bottom) Italy, Rectangular, c. 1540, 10” x 10” (top) 8” (bottom) Click on the images for … Continue reading

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MS I.33: Why is your sword between my arms? (4r)

People often wonder how this curious picture arises: The common speculation that I’ve heard is that it has something to do with Nucken (Nodding). I don’t think that’s the case. Consider this passage, Here the priest should beware that he … Continue reading

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MS I.33 – Actions from and Reactions to the Counter-Bind (2v)

So someone has just fallen under your sword and you counter-bind. What happens next?The manual gives you two options: Here the scholar rebinds and steps, he is to [do the] schiltslac. Or enclose the arms of the priest with the … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Sotto il Braccio Part 2

Where we last left off, we had the agent throwing a Falso (rising, back-edge cut) from Sotto il Braccio (underarm) in an attempt to thwart his opponent’s expected response. Chapter 11/12, Play 2 Counter The counter to the Falso sounds … Continue reading

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MS I.33 – Falling Under from Underarm (2r)

In my post titled Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Sotto il Braccio Part 1, I discussed the basic attacks from Sotto il Braccio/First Ward/Underarm. My premise was that you wouldn’t use horizontal or rising true edge cuts from Underarm because they … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Sotto il Braccio Part 1

When looking at Sotto il Braccio, also known as Under-Arm or First Ward (MS I.33), the general assumption is that the most natural attack is an upwards diagonal cut with the true edge. Which is why I find it so … Continue reading

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