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Dagger Fencing: The Italian School by Carlo Parisi

Dagger Fencing: The Italian School by Carlo Parisi

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Product Code: Book-FR.Dag01
Dagger Fencing: The Italian School
by Carlo Parisi

Today, fighting with dagger versus dagger, or with knife versus knife, is not a common scenario that people might expect to face. However, it was more common in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, when it was normal for people to wear a dagger on their belt. Arguments or fights with daggers could break out; and while duels were more often fought with swords, combatants could also agree to do so with daggers.

This is not a book on modern knife fighting; rather, it is a book dealing with the historical knife fighting of Renaissance Italy. The modern blade aficionado will also find material of interest. The book offers several views of short bladed weapons that were developed and tested when cold steel was the king of weaponcraft and when duels were more common than today.

Carlo Parisi was born in Northern Italy in 1974. He has always been interested in weapons and martial arts, and the two met in Historical Fencing, which he began practising in roughly 1998. A few years later, he started doing his own research, and became a member of HEMAC in 2003. Since then, he's been teaching classes at various events in Europe, and set up his own club in 2011. His main interests are sabres and daggers, but he studies a variety of weapons and methods. This is his first book on fencing.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 107
Publisher: Fallen Rook Publishing
Date: January 11, 2016
Dimensions: 8" x 6"

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Ben Beals from Macedon, NY United States
September 19, 2023
Good resource.
The book provides an overview of several different schools of medieval/renaissance dagger use. Good resource so those trying to figure out what school of dagger use they want to explore. My only criticism is that I feel it is a little over prices for its size.
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ron hiett from Fairfax, VA United States
July 14, 2023
dagger fencing. got 2 cys. sent 1 back.
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Albert David Ditchfield from Vila Velha, Espirito Santo Brazil
December 6, 2019
Was a bit dissapointed.
This book is not as well made as the one by Guy Windsor, Mastering the Art of Arms, Volume One: The Medieval Dagger. That book had more figures, photographs and was bery well produced with step by step explanations. was expecting a more complete guide to the principles and practice of Italian dagger combat. He did not even mention Il Fior di Battaglia, by Fiori de Liberi
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Bruce Aller from Hartland, WI United States
September 28, 2018
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David from Redondo Beach, CA United States
August 10, 2018
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