La Verdadera Destreza, Against the Alfanje (Spanish Fencing)

Don Doroga Voronin, Barony of Caroingia

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This video is a presentation on the works of a late-period Spanish fencing instructor and his work countering a specific blade type, the Alfanje.

3 thoughts on “La Verdadera Destreza, Against the Alfanje (Spanish Fencing)

  1. That’s fascinating! Many good questions, which sound like they’re going to lead into a lot of fun research rabbit holes. There definitely seems to be some racism and posturing at play there (which, while not great, makes sense considering the political circumstances of the region in that period). I would tend to disagree with his view on the limitations of the opponent’s strike direction; having handled curved blades (shamshir, sabre, and cutlass) before, in my experience there are definitely slashes/cuts available other than just overhead…however, its movement probably also depends on the actual weapon used and its weight/fulcrum point. Anyway, yes…thank you for sharing this! Nice exposition on the material, and really intriguing!

  2. Can’t wait to see where you go with this. This video is like a movie trailer – and now I want to see the movie!

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