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Fencing Nudes: Duel Naked!

One of the leading search terms that brings novice FencingClassics readers to our site is “topless fencing”.

Who’d’a thunk?

And since we thrive on giving people what they want, we’re happy to oblige… with images of duels between women in various stages of dress and undress… Continue reading

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Dueling Tactics: How to scam a break during an épée duel

Based on the historical record, a duel with sharp épées was an unpleasant affair. Chances were that three feet of needle-pointed steel might transport you from the terrain to the Happy Hunting Grounds with considerable pain and suffering.

So who’re you to judge the little “trucs” that might get you a breather during your affair of honor… Continue reading

Tactics: Stretching the Tactical Wheel

vizzini princess bride sicilian when death is on the line“Never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line!”

The tactical options available to a fencer at the outset of the bout by far surpass those the criminal mastermind Vizzini has to consider in his Battle of Wits. Luckily, we have veteran fencer Joe Hoffman on our side to break the cycle by Stretching the Tactical Wheel… Continue reading

Five Fencing Classics that deserve more views than they got

Épée fencer; France, c. 1890
Foil Fencers; Germany, c. 1920
Wrestling; Germany, c. 1550
Épée Fencer; France, c. 1900
Saber fencers; Italy, 1897

Épée master; France, 1902

 

Military fencing master

Military fencing master

Posing for a cabinet card in front of a military backdrop…

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Epee fencing; France, 1908

This puts the "eh la!" into élan

 

 

 

This puts the "eh la!" into élan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neither the place nor the time for becoming unbalanced…

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Epee master; France, 1899

Marseillais Maitre

 

Marseillais Maitre

 

Not an imposing figure, but…

 

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Early Practice Epee; Britain, 1873

First Prize

First Prize

 

 

The Angelo School of Arms handed out very nice prizes..Continue reading

Epee Fencing; USA, c. 1920

The earliest documented incident of posting?

The earliest documented incident of posting?

Olympic pentathlete Patton would have been proud…

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