The Sword Guy Podcast

Translating Spanish Rapier Texts, with Lois Spangler

November 6, 2020

Episode 20

Lois Spangler is a Verdadera Destreza ("Spanish Rapier") instructor and researcher with the Brisbane School of Iberian Swordsmanship. We discuss translating Spanish fencing sources, the problems of getting fencing jackets that actually fit, and even the philosophy of narrative. Check out her blog at StoryTrade.Net, and her Patreon account at

She has been involved in producing a fencing jacket (the LS Diestrx) with HemaGearCanada, which you can find on their Facebook feed here.

The jacket has undergone testing and has been certified to 410 newtons.

We also mention a lecture she gave for Puck Curtis and Eric Myers, you can find it here:

For more information about the host Guy Windsor and his work check out his website at
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