Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship Resources

This page lists resources for classical fencing and historical swordsmanship. If you're looking for sport fencing, stage combat, SCA swordplay, or historical reenactment you've probably come to the wrong place.

If you're not sure what the difference is between classical fencing and other types of fencing, or if you're not even sure what classical fencing or historical swordsmanship are to begin with, you can find several answers.

If you find errors on this page, or if you know of anything you think should be added, please let me know. Send email to Kim Moser (email).


[ Schools & Organizations | Weapons Suppliers | Literature | Other Resources | FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) ]

Schools, Organizations, and Individuals

Use this list to find schools, organizations, or individual fencers in your area, or when you're traveling.

If you know of a school or organization that isn't listed, or if you'd like yourself to be listed, please email me (email) the following information:

Key: [S] school, [O] organization or club, [I] individual

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Weapons Suppliers


Literature

Most, if not all, of the classical fencing and historical swordsmanship literature that exists online in text form was translated and retyped in the last few years. This transcribing process, usually done by non-historians, invariably introduced errors in the form of typos, omissions (both of text and of graphics), and mistranslations. The links below, therefore, should not be taken to represent the original writings. For serious study, see the original manuals (or facsimiles thereof).

Online

Sir Alfred Hutton Captain Cyril G.R. Matthey George Silver Caranza Vencento Saviolo Giacomo DiGrassi Sir William Hope Other

Other Online Indexes

Current Publications

Bibliographies


Other Resources


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: How is classical fencing different from sport fencing?

Q: I don't have ready access to a master of classical fencing. Can I learn classical fencing on my own by reading period books and manuals?


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