Cavere took its beginning from a Cock fight; for Camillo Agrippo a reverend Mr. of defence at Rome 50 years ago (who was the inventor of the Dagger) seeing two Cocks combat together, and observing, how when one of the Cocks leaped up to strike the other with his claw, the other seeing him come leaping at him went quite under him on the other side, conceived that he might make use of this in his Art, and coming home made trial of it, and found it a very useful and remarkable observation.
The author seems to credit Agrippa with the invention of the dagger and the disengagement.
In 1639 there appeared a curious little book, "Pallas Armata," by an enthusiastic amateur, who was clearly a scholar, for he is equally admired by members of both of the great Universities, and men, too, of respectable position in them, but the initials "G. A." are the only signature to be found in his work. Here, again, the lunge appears to be gaining in the matter of recognition.
Hutton cites Book I, Chapter I.10, in a continuation of his exploration of the development of the lunge, beginning with Di Grasse who gives "the first suggestion of a forward movement of the leading foot", through Swetnam teaches a "lunge" and the "recovery".
Hutton seems to be drawing strictly on English sources, since Capo Ferro, Fabris, or Gigante are not mentioned in his analysis.