Mensur fencers; Germany, c. 1900

 

Statuettes of Mensur fencers

Statuettes of Mensur fencers

You can never have enough of those….

Two statues of Mensur fencers, cast in pewter and mounted on marble pedestals. The Mensur tradition of German students created a whole cottage industry of memorabilia. While statuettes of fencers have become quite rare nowadays, Corps students in particular avoid missing any opportunity to have their names and Zirkel (fraternity symbol) engraved into metal surfaces…

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