Italian Rapier Combat

Capo Ferro's 'Grand Simulacro'

Ridolfo Capo Ferro

Featuring more than 40 beautiful illustrations, this stunning work presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises.
Date Published :
November 2021
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Editor :
Jared Kirby
Illustration :
43 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781784386917
Pages : 148
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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Overview
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Featuring more than 40 beautiful illustrations, this stunning work presents one of the world’s most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime. His intricate instructions were emulated throughout a Europe bewitched by this grace and style and are a window into his mastery of swordsmanship.

This updated edition includes a new introduction and a revised glossary with many technical terms now translated. Additionally, a modernized translation makes it easier for the reader to understand Capo Ferro's intention.

Capo Ferro begins by examining the rapier in detail – its component parts and their suitability – before discussing the actual use. He details the timing and distance needed to control your adversary, while looking at defensive aspects such as the guards, parries and the importance of quick footwork. He also covers using the rapier with auxiliary weapons such as the dagger, cloak and shield.

Presented by fencing master Jared Kirby, this handsome volume is a vital historical record and essential reading for any historical swordfighter, student of martial arts or military historian.

About The Author
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RIDOLFO CAPO FERRO of Cagli was a fencing master in the city of Siena, best-known for his rapier fencing manual published in 1610.

Jared Kirby has been involved in Western Martial Arts and Combat for Stage & Screen for 25 years. He teaches in New York City (and the metro area), and has choreographed fights Off-Broadway, nationally, and internationally in London and Sydney. As a Fight Coordinator, Jared has worked with stars such as Peter Sarsgaard, Steve Guttenberg, Cameron Douglas, and has trained performers who are working on hit shows. Jared is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Jared has an ongoing Combat for Screen & Stage class in New York City, and teaches at the prestigious Tom Todoroff Conservatory as well as the NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. www.jaredkirby.com

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