After writing my previous post about the blow in I.33, I started looking into the first play again with what I discussed in mind. There's a lot packed into a small space with regards to the first play (literally, the author was writing sideways in the margins), and part of what's in there is a … Continue reading I.33: The Common Blow
About ten or so years ago, I became entranced by this medieval manuscript, Royal Armouries I.33. It's the earliest surviving European fencing manuscript that is publicly known, probably originating in the late 13th to early 14th century. Its subject matter covers a unique form of sword and buckler fencing. There's been one question that's evaded … Continue reading The Blow in I.33
I started regularly attending True Edge South, a HEMA club, back in August. For a while I only went once a week, but I've started going as often as I can (which is only twice a week, but that's twice as much as before!) Doing something two times (for a total of four hours, plus … Continue reading Why I Practice HEMA
The Master Sword is a gaming icon, but how well does it stack up as a functional weapon?