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French Fencing Sources on Using the Unarmed Hand to Parry or Oppose an Incoming Blade

Early in western fencing’s history, the nonsword hand played an important role.  And, as usual, Italian masters led the way. Achille Marozzo’s 1536 Opera Nova instructed readers as to how to hold a sword and a buckler.  For a multitude … Continue reading

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