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Bolognese Sword and Buckler – What does Guardia di Testa Look Like?

What does Guardia di Testa look like with the sword and buckler? This posture is not illustrated and the written descriptions are open to interpretation. Antonio Manciolino The second is called “guardia di testa” which is made with equal and … Continue reading

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Four Covers from MS I.33

These interpretations of the three covers are based on a MS I.33 seminar presented by Scott Brown. If I am understanding Mr. Brown correctly, the drawings in I.33 use what is known as flat perspective. What this means in real … Continue reading

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Manciolino’s Sword and Buckler: Is Guardia di Testa the same as I.33’s Halpschilt?

Consider this description from Manciolino, The second is called “guardia di testa” which is made with equal and even extension of both arms toward the enemy in this fashion: that when you will have extended your fists, they will be … Continue reading

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