Category Archives: Sword and Large Buckler

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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Manciolino’s Sword and Large Buckler: Coda Lunga e Alta 3

The third play is similar to the first. Like the first play, you’ll pass to his left with your right foot, your left foot immediately following behind. At the same time you’ll thrust into his side. Covering For your defense, … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Large Buckler: Coda Lunga e Alta 2

The second technique that follows inviting a thrust begins with jamming your false edge under the opponent’s sword while taking a step to the opponent’s left with your left foot. I have interpreted this as a Kron-like parry. Cutting the … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Large Buckler: Coda Lunga e Alta 1

Manciolino’s sword and large buckler section starts in book 4, chapter 1. It opens with an invitation from Coda Lunga e Alta. Keeping the left foot forward, you press your opponent to react by either backing away or by attacking. … Continue reading

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