Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro's 'Grand Simulacro' (Hardback)
  • Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro's 'Grand Simulacro' (Hardback)

Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro's 'Grand Simulacro' (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/09/2021
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This beautifully-illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by his grace and style. The manual, illustrated with striking artwork, gives a very real flavour of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of that most lethal of weapons - the rapier. Capo Ferro examines different kinds of swords, their component parts and their suitability, before going on to discuss their actual use. There he expounds his theory as to the timing and direction of thrusts, the essential distances and the need for complete control. He also looks at defensive measures, guards, parries and the importance of quick footwork. Capo Ferro's text is a practical guide to fighting and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europe's elite. His illustrations clearly show the best methods and how a rapier could be lethally effective when used with a dagger or with a cloak. This handsome volume is a vital historical record and is sure to give the modern fencer new insights in technique and a greater appreciation of the history of this exciting sport.

Publisher: Greenhill Books
ISBN: 9781784386917
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 250 x 190 mm

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“Sumptuous new version of the definitive work on the Italian rapier.”

Originally written and published in 1610 by Ridolfo Caro Ferro, a new edition with an introduction and glossary came out in 2004. This later version forms the basis of this edition and has a new introduction and a... More

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