Tag Archives: Foil

Foil Fencing: The 1820’s “Roland foil”

Some of the British fencing master dynasties left behind more than books and instructional manuals.

The Rolands, for example, supplied us with this exceedingly rare leather-hilted foil…

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Data Collection: The Origins of Modern Footwork

At what point did fencing turn into an athletic sport? Could it be that the expansion of the fencing strip had anything to do with it?

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Over at Fencer’s Magazine: Fencing the Perfect Game

How often has this happened to you? Winning a tournament without allowing a single touch to be scored against you. Fencing the Perfect Game!

Caleb True recounts the one tournament where  everything went right for him. Read it right here…

Saber, foil and lance; France, c. 1912

Military fencing school with the tools of the trade

Military fencing school with the tools of the trade

French Military Fencing Academy at Épinal...

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Foil; Germany, c. 1860

 

Copper Wire handle

Copper Wire Handle

 

A pretty foil suited for little hands…

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Foil fencing; France, c. 1905

Bet the body wrap isn't FIE-rated

Bet the body wrap isn't FIE-rated

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German foil; Germany, c. 1790

 

German-style foil

German-style foil

German-style foil with clues to the use of the leather pad…

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Foil master; France, c. 1870

 

Napoleon III inspired the facial hair

Napoleon III inspired the facial hair

A French master of the foil…

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Fencing foil; Germany, c. 1870

Cuirassier pommelThey don’t make foils like this anymore…

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Foil Fencing; Britain, c. 1820

An Assault At Foils  

 

 

An Assault At Foils

 

 This bout could have taken place at Henry Angelo’s salle at St. James Street…

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