The Rapier Part Four: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cloak Workbook, Right-Handed Layout


Learn to fence with the rapier with this beginners’ course in workbook format, supported by 20+ video clips. This version is formatted for right-handers.

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About The Rapier Part Four: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cloak

If you have two hands, and only one of them is holding the sword, you might as well have a second weapon. The most common companion weapon for the rapier is the dagger. Rapier and dagger fencing is fast, complex, and fun. In this workbook you will learn how to quickly develop the knack of parrying with the dagger while striking with the sword, using a series of games. You will then be taught a selection of rapier and dagger sequences from Capoferro’s Gran Simulacro, and develop from these sequences into freeplay.

We also cover the use of the cloak as a secondary weapon, drawing from Capoferro and Alfieri, teaching you how to use the cloak to parry attacks, to weigh down your opponent’s weapon before you attack, and even to blind them prior to running them through.

This version is laid out for right-handers, with space for written notes on the right-hand page. If you are left-handed we recommend choosing the version laid out for you. All technical exercises are shown in the videos for both right-handers and left-handers.

Book Details

  • Author: Guy Windsor
  • Publisher: Spada Press
  • Date of Publication: 14th August 2019
  • ISBN: 978-952-7157-50-3
  • Binding: Coil bound
  • Pages: 58
  • Height: 29.7 cm
  • Width: 21.0 cm
  • Language: English

This book is written by Guy Windsor, and published by Spada Press, an imprint of Swordschool Ltd. Fallen Rook Publishing Ltd is the distribution and sales partner. All inquiries about reproduction or copyrights should be addressed to Swordschool Ltd.

Table of Contents

  • Adding an Extra Weapon
  • The Thirteenth Class: Getting Used to the Dagger
    • Holding the dagger
    • Guard Positions
    • The Dagger Parrying Game
    • Plate 22
  • The Fourteenth Class: Broaden Your Base
    • Plate 23
    • Plate 24
    • Plate 25
    • Plate 38
    • Plate 39
  • The Fifteenth Class: Complete the Basics
    • Plate 26
    • Plate 27
    • Plate 28
    • What now?
  • The Sixteenth Class: Other Weapons
    • Cape
    • Plate 36, part one
    • Plate 37
    • Throwing the Cape
  • Conclusion
  • Thanks
  • Further Reading

Cite this Book

Windsor, Guy. The Rapier Part Four: Sword and Dagger and Sword and Cloak Workbook, Right-Handed Layout. Ipswich, Spada Press, August 2019. ISBN: 978-952-7157-50-3