Dueling Sword ― Italian School

Italian Dueling Sword, close-up of hilt, showing pad and cross bar configuration.
Italian Dueling Sword.

After investigating the French dueling sword system, Maestri Agesilao and Aurelio Greco subsequently developed a uniquely Italian approach to fencing with the dueling sword. Maestri Greco also designed and created a new type of Italian dueling sword with an offset perforation on the cup-hilt fitted with a triangular cross-section blade as the French one but forged with a ricasso as the traditional Italian blade.

The dueling sword (spada) taught is firmly grounded in the system created by Aurelio Greco.