1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An ABSOLUTE must,
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Fencing: A Renaissance Treatise (Kindle Edition)
The knowledge wrought by Agrippa [Camillo, not Henry Cornelius, of course...] and contained herein is equally as vital as Capo Ferro's Â«Gran SimulacroÂ» to any student/enthusiast of the Rapier.
I must insist that the three most fascinating and rich resources on this art, the methods of the art, and its instruments (even though some materials may be a wee redundant), include this book, Guy Windsor's Â«The Duelist's CompanionÂ» (based on the aforementioned Capo Ferro work), and the supplementary methods contained in Alfred Hutton's Â«Old Sword-Play: Techniques of the Great MastersÂ» (my emphasis on these three works is based primarily on the contents, with cost-benefit a very close second!).
Now that my discourse is finished, my private work on applying this treasure of knowledge and tutorial to my spada da filo and trident main gauche.