The Duellist’s Companion
Based on many years of research and training, this book is the most comprehensive training manual for the rapier written since the 1600s. It covers everything you need to know about Ridolfo Capoferro’s style of fencing, from basic warm-ups, through technical drills with the sword, and the sword and dagger, all the way to freeplay.
A complete training guide to 17th century Italian rapier fencing, and a thorough interpretation of the style of legendary swordsman Ridolfo Capoferro, author of the most famous fencing book in history, his Gran Simulacro, published in 1610. First published in 2006, this guide is the standard work on the subject.