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?)
We’re reluctantly happy to comply, starting with the shorter ones… Continue reading
Plenty of action
Talk about a three-ring circus! Continue reading
Posted in 18th Century, Dussack, fencing, Foil, quarterstaff, rapier
Tagged degen, dusak, dusägge, dussack, escrime, fechten, fechtschule, federfechter, fencing, marxbrüder, staff, stange
Stammbuchblatt: Stoßfechten among German students
Images of German students engaging in thrust fencing are rare…
Am I overdoing the "From the Darkness of Time We Came" lighting on the pics?
Battered and blackened, but still a formidable weapon…
More of the Tesche Wirsberg Rapier
Yes, we do requests… here are more pictures of our 1610 rapier…
He did get some satisfaction
This Italian postcard was mailed in 1903 in Torino, Italy…
Posted in 19th Century, Epee, fencing, Images, rapier
Tagged degen, duel, duell, duello, Epee, escrime, fencing, italy, scherma, spada
Tough act to follow
Battered, broken and repointed…
No reference to Good King Fencislas...
Die Deutsche Turnerbewegung entwickelte sich bald zur Deutschen Wehrgymnastik weiter…
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…