Monthly Archives: April 2009

Cumberland wrestling; England, 1906

 

Wrestling at Grasmere Sports

Wrestling at Grasmere Sports

 

Wearing your underwear on the outside… so this is where Superman got his look…

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Schwingen; Switzerland, c. 1910

 

Swiss wrestling or Schwingen

Swiss wrestling or Schwingen

Male amusement in a barren landscape…

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Korbsäbel; Germany, c. 1910

 

Mit Binden und Bandagen

Mit Binden und Bandagen

German students posing in full battlegear…

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Fencing sabers; Germany or Austria, c. 1910

 

Straight-bladed fencing sabers

Straight-bladed fencing sabers

A little bit of help from the Tramizu Community would be appreciated to identify both weapons and origin…

Bronze sculpture of a fencer; unknown origin, c. 1925

 

Hood ornament

Hood ornament

Picture this on the hood of a Rolls Royce…

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Épées; France, c. 1890

 

Rare French épées with circular bronze guards

Rare French épées with circular bronze guards

Rattling the point of the opponent…

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Military saber practice; Belgium, c. 1906

 

Cavalry Saber Practice of Belgian Lancers

Cavalry Saber Practice of Belgian Lancers

When Italian-style sports sabers had replaced cavalry sabers even in the Belgian cavalry…

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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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