Category Archives: rapier

English Version: Fencing in the “Visible World” of Johann Amos Comenius

Not sure why, but we’ve been getting a ton of requests to provide English translations of our German-language contributions.

(What’s wrong with you people?)

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Fechtschule; Germany, 18th ct.

Plenty of action

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Academic Thrust Fencing; Germany, c. 1820-40

 

Stammbuchblatt: Stoßfechten among German students

Stammbuchblatt: Stoßfechten among German students

Images of German students engaging in thrust fencing are rare…

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Smallsword; Britain, c. 1800

 

Merger of the eras

Am I overdoing the "From the Darkness of Time We Came" lighting on the pics?

Battered and blackened, but still a formidable weapon…

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Rapier; Germany, c. 1610, Part II

 

More of the Tesche Wirsberg Rapier

More of the Tesche Wirsberg Rapier

Yes, we do requests… here are more pictures of our 1610 rapier

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Épée Duel; Italy, 1903

 

He did get some satisfaction

He did get some satisfaction

This Italian postcard was mailed in 1903 in Torino, Italy…

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Rapier; Germany, c. 1610

Tough act to follow

Tough act to follow

 

Battered, broken and repointed…

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Holiday Wishes; England, 1926

... and a Happy New Year!

No reference to Good King Fencislas...

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Kurze Geschichte Des Akademischen Fechtens In Deutschland; Teil 3: Die Wehrgymnastische Bewegung

Die Deutsche Turnerbewegung entwickelte sich bald zur Deutschen Wehrgymnastik weiter…

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Eskrima, Spanish rapier, and the Lost Continent of Mu

Did arnis/escrima “develop” from Spanish rapier fencing? Often, a little shred of historical fact can be stretched into eye-pleasing tapestries of historicizing fiction: Thoughts on Diffusionism in martial arts history…

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