Sources We Study

These are all the historical sources we study and teach from at our club.

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Discovered by Olivier Dupuis in June 2021, this older manuscript by Joachim Meyer is full of exciting new information, as well as different explanations for certain cuts, handworks, and devices that can shed further light on how a well-to-do German noble may fence with his fellows. A translation for this is in progress by one of our members - feel free to reach out or ask at the club if you're interested!

We aren't teaching anything from this source at the moment - but feel free to study it anyway!

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This is a translation of "Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens" by Joachim Meyer, translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng. This is one of the most well-known Fechtbücher used in the HEMA world for learning the principles of German longsword fighting. Within its pages, however, we can also see descriptions of how to fight with other weapons such as rapier, dussack, and dagger.

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Meyer's Longsword (Advanced)
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This book is a translation of Gran Simulacro dell'Arte e dell'Uso della Scherma by Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli, printed in 1610. It contains detailed descriptions and paintings of rapier combat.

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Capo Ferro's Rapier
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