Rappier

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While it is tempting to translate this weapon as “rapier”, its use bears only a superficial resemblance to the classical rapiers as we now think of them. A more accurate description of this weapon would be sidesword; a cut and thrust sword popular across the continent at the time, and showing the beginnings of the complex hilts which would become a defining characteristic of rapiers.

As such the Meyer rappier syllabus is a broadly cut and thrust method which shares a large amount of common terminology with the longsword and dussack. Meyer also tells us that the rappier is a foreign art lately come to Germany, and in this respect we can make some comparisons between Meyer's system and Italian styles such as those of Marozzo or Viggiani. For such a comparison see [1]

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