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Meyer’s Rappier vs Viggiani’s Sidesword: A VERY Brief Comparison

Meyer’s Rappier vs Viggiani’s Sidesword: A VERY Brief Comparison

In an earlier post concerning hand positions in Meyer’s rappier while thrusting I briefly mentioned a comparison to roughly contemporary Italian sidesword styles.  While I’m certainly not the first to do this, it seems that the comparison is most often made with Marozzo of the Bolognese method.  In this post we’ll veer slightly away fromRead more about Meyer’s Rappier vs Viggiani’s Sidesword: A VERY Brief Comparison[…]

Interpreting Meyer’s Rappier: Chambering the Thrust in 2.75V ?

Interpreting Meyer’s Rappier: Chambering the Thrust in 2.75V ?

While Meyer’s longsword appears to have had an ongoing practitioner base for many years, his rappier system (which seemed to exist in the shadow of the longsword and dussack parts of the 1570 text) has been rising in popularity quite slowly in comparison.   Happily the readership of this part of the text has increasedRead more about Interpreting Meyer’s Rappier: Chambering the Thrust in 2.75V ?[…]