It Begins

Rather than continuing to scatter the things I create across everything from Facebook groups to Twitter threads to Slack servers, I’ve decided to put this site online and keep everything in one central location. For the most part you can expect semi-regular posts on my research and thoughts on the martial arts of 16th-17th century Italy, but there may be the odd OSINT tip, trick, or tool.

As of now the only thing you’ll find available for download is my translation of Nicoletto Giganti’s 1606 work on rapier fencing, Scola, overo teatro. Not only is this the only complete English translation of Giganti’s book, but it includes a translation of marginalia written in a 1628 copy found in the Austrian National Library. Find it under Translations.