Category Archives: Schläger

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…

Schläger Mensur; Germany, c. 1910-30

Rare snapshot of a Schläger Mensur

 

 

Rare snapshot of a Schläger Mensur

 

 

Most 19th- and early 20th-century photographs of Mensuren are staged. This one isn’t…

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Bellguard Schläger Fencing; Germany, c. 1910

A practice bout with seconds

A practice bout with seconds

Posing for a souvenir photograph…

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Mensur fencers; Germany, c. 1900

 

Statuettes of Mensur fencers

Statuettes of Mensur fencers

You can never have enough of those….

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Mensur; Germany, c. 1920

 

Anti-semitic Mensur cartoon

Anti-semitic Mensur cartoon

This humorous postcard from the  Weimar Republic loosely translates to “That’s a Mensur, too”

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Das Deutsche Hiebfechten vor dem europäischen Hintergrund

Trotz seiner heutigen Populär-Identifikation mit nationalistischen Strömungen ist das Hiebfechten der deutschen Studenten fest in europäische Traditionen eingebunden.

 

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Manschett-Schläger; Germany/Austria, c. 1900

 

A special variety of basket-hilt Schläger

A special variety of basket-hilt Schläger

Manschette-fencing targeted only the wrist and lower arm…

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Bell-guard Schläger; Germany, c. 1870

Less than the bare minimum of protective gear

Less than the bare minimum of protective gear

The eyes follow you wherever you go…

 

 

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Practice Gear for Schläger; Germany c. 1880

The proper Pauk-outfit

The proper Pauk-outfit

Surrounded by the right equipment…

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