Épées; France, c. 1890

 

Rare French épées with circular bronze guards

Rare French épées with circular bronze guards

Rattling the point of the opponent…

This matched set of French fencing épées has circular brass guards with corrugated, concentric ridges. the string-wrapped handles and guard show traces of repeat use. The points are not rebated but appear to have been designed for potential sharpening, making these two fencing épées potential dueling weapons.

One response to “Épées; France, c. 1890

  1. W.T.Völkel

    A wonderful pair of weapons and a nice arragement.

    Congratulation to this great ensemble.

    W.

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