The Philosopher’s Way
16th c. sword inspired by several early originals and some of the training swords illustrated in Camillo Agrippa’s treatise Trattato di Scientia d’Arme (1555). Agrippa surely used more complex hilts, but in order to clearly present some techniques he possibly suggested the artist to simplify the guard.
The Agrippa I sidesword, with its bulb pommel, straight quillons and knuckle bow is perfect to introduce the user to the sacred geometry of the Renaissance fencing treatises, counting on a good balance between cut and thrust. It is an excellent pairing with our buckler, targa, parrying dagger or a cape, but it also behaves perfectly as a sword alone. The Agrippa I sidesword is a sport version of the 16th century historical ones, simplified and designed specifically for HEMA.
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