Sunday, May 6, 2012

George and Tony Silver

Struggle through will be worth your time to get the flavor of the authentic life of bravos and sword fighters back in the day.  George Silver was a sword fighting instructor in England back in 1599, and he didn't like the new fangled long skinny swords handled by long skinny Italians with attitudes.    However, he DID have a sort of grudging respect for talent when he saw it.  These few pages from his book are his evaluation of the rival Italian sword fighting schools coming up in London, and his thoughts upon their masters. 

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