Camillo Agrippa

His Treatise on the Science of Arms and Philosophy
(1553)

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One of the first manuals detailing the use of the rapier, Agrippa was a theorist who simplified Marozzo's eleven guards to four. He was regarded as the man who defined the rapier as a thrusting weapon as well as one that can cut. His manual includes disarms, shield fighting, and insight into his personal philosophy.

 

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