Italian Rapier

Colonel Plunkett Manning Galkayu Fencing Egerton, The Graphic, 1903

Cecil Longino
Mondays 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The ‘rapier’, an English term adopted for a popular Continental European sword of the High Renaissance, was considered to be an essential part of a Gentleman’s attire. Not only did it aid in his defense, but it was also viewed as the weapon most properly worn at the side of the “better sorts” such as noblemen, gentlemen, knights and soldiers.

Our Italian rapierclass meets on Friday evenings and focuses on the scientific sword play of 17th Century Italy.  Students having gained a competency with the single rapier will also train with the rapier’s companion weapons, dagger and cloak.


If you are interested in taking classes, check out our New Student Page.