Épée Fencers; France, c. 1880

 

Grand Salut

Grand Salut

Not an attack to the rear…

Almost forgotten today, the Grand Salut was a rather elaborate sequence of movements that preceded each bout. A large percentage of 19th-century fencing photos does indeed depict the salute, not any competitive action.

Strangely enough, no Classical Fencer has uploaded a video of it on youtube yet.

There is no further information on the officers or the location of this image.

Previous salut:

The Grand Salut performed with epees

The Grand Salut performed with epees

 

 

 

And there will be more, I promise.

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