Category Archives: Cutlass

U.S. Naval Swordplay: A.J. Corbesier

Thanks to the U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland can claim a number of famous fencing masters who left instructional manuals to posterity. One of them was the Belgian Antoine J. Corbesier. He may not have been original. But he was influential enough to have a couple of ships named after him.

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Cutlass Fencing; USA, c. 1900

A bout at cutlass fencing

A bout at cutlass fencing

 

The final phase of cutlass fencing in the U.S. Navy...

 

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Singlestick Drill; Britain, 1905

 

Singlestick Drill; Britain, 1905

Singlestick Drill; Britain, 1905

Royal Navy sailors receiving instruction in singlestick fencing…

 

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Cutlass Drill; USA, 1898

 

 

U.S. Navy Cutlass Practice 1898

U.S. Navy Cutlass Practice 1898

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Singlestick Drill; Britain, 1896

Cutlass Drill; Britain, c. 1900

Cutlass Drill; Britain, 1896 on the Training Ship St. Vincent

Singlestick and cutlass practice was an integral part of onboard Navy training…

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Cutlass Drill; Great Britain, 1900

Naval Cutlass Practice 

 

Naval Cutlass Practice

 

 

 

British sailors practice with naval cutlasses…

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