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Hope’s Fundamentals and Rules

Sir William Hope (1660-1724) was trained in the French school of the smallsword but came to conclude it lacking. Sir William went on to devise an approach to the smallsword that incorporated the techniques established in the English backsword tradition … Continue reading

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Hope’s New Method, 1701

Courtesy of the Linacre School of Defense.  You can view Hope’s 1707  treatise on their site, or download a free epub version here.

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Hope’s New Method vs Common Method

Smallsword assault featuring Hope’s New Method versus the Common Method, 2014.

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