Detaillierte Vermessung von Blankwaffen des Wiener Bürgerlichen Zeughauses

In this article, two one-handed swords and five two-handed swords from the “Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus are presented with text, images and detailed measurements. The examined weapons are from the 15th to 17th century. A precise reconstruction of the blades is made possible with the included measurements. Furthermore, various measured parameters indicate handling characteristics.

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Title: Detaillierte Vermessung von Blankwaffen des Wiener Bürgerlichen Zeughauses
Reference: n/a
Date: 2015
Language: German
Author: Florian Fortner, Julian Schrattenecker
Size: 34 pages, 130MB

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Msc. Dresd. C13, Johann Georg Paschen “Eigentliche Beschreibung des Stossfechtens in einfachen Rappir”

A transcript of a manuscript on Italian fencing, written in 1671 by Johann Georg Paschen (Pascha). The fencing style is closely related to Salvator Fabris’ style but offers even more text on fencing theory, 428 fencing lections and a very detailed description of the rules for proceeding with resolution. The original manuscript can be found at the SLUB Dresden website.

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Title: Eigentliche Beschreibung des Stossfechtens in einfachen Rappir
Reference: Msc. Dresd. C13, Sächsische Landesbibliothek
Date: 1671
Language: German
Author:  Johann Georg Paschen (Pascha)
Size: 193 pages, 1.1MB

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HS381, Gundaker of Liechtenstein “Della Scherma”

A notebook on Italian fencing, written in 1614 by Prince Gundaker von Liechtenstein. The notes are strongly resembling Salvator Fabris’ style and some paragraphs are verbatim copies of Fabris’ text.

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Title: Della Scherma
Reference: HS381, Palais Liechtenstein Archive
Date: 1614
Language: Italian
Author:  Prince Gundaker of Liechtenstein
Size: 28 folios, 379MB

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A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions

This paper presents a comparison of original period rapiers from 1590-1620 with modern reproductions for historical fencing use. After the definition of relevant parameters follows a description of each weapon with detailed measurements including blade cross section profiles for seven original period rapiers and five modern rapiers. These measurements clearly show, that on average, historical originals are longer, heavier and exhibit a stronger ricasso and forte than modern weapons, which strongly influences handling and therefore the possible style of fencing.

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Title: A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions
Reference: n/a
Date: 2015
Language: English
Author: Florian Fortner, Julian Schrattenecker
Size: 28 pages, 8.4MB

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