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
Posted in 19th Century, 20th Century, Epee, fencing, Images, Weapons
Tagged degen, duel français, duelldegen, Epee, epee duel, epee fencing, escrime, french epee, la vie au grand air, steampunk, tactics, trucs
FencingClassics members were among the first to see this up-to-now unknown early work of German Romantic genre painter Carl Wilhelm Hübner surface from oblivion. Now it’s official: It’s indeed a Hübner. And a great re-discovery!.
by J. Christoph Amberger
Baltimore, MD— An unknown painting from the formative period of the German Romantic painter Carl Wilhelm Hübner was recently discovered in the art collection of a private fencing history archive in Baltimore, Maryland.
The oil painting measures 46.5 cm by 60.5 cm and depicts a pair of fencers in the costumes of the early 19th century.
Posted in 19th Century, fencing, Schläger
Tagged amberger, burschenschaft, carl wilhelm hübner, duel, escrime, fechten, fencing, german painting, mensur
All those long and lonely summer nights…
(Click to enlarge!)
Posted in 19th Century, Schläger
Tagged Corps Brunsviga, Corps hannovera, cut fencing, escrime, esgrima, fechten, göttingen, hiebfeshcten, mensur, mensurschläger, Schläger, schlägerfechten
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
A biedermeier meeting of the minds
Thanks to Mark Twain and Jerome K. Jerome, Anglo-Saxons on both sides of the Atlantic consider the Mensur — a pan-German ritual of passage practised wherever quality German is spoken Heidelberg Mensur — synonymous with Heidelberg. Continue reading
Posted in 19th Century, 20th Century, fencing, Schläger
Tagged escrime, fechten, fencing, heidelberg, korbschläger, mensur, Schläger, student duel, student prince
Clash of the titans… Continue reading
Posted in 19th Century, 20th Century, fencing, Images, Lance, Saber
Tagged cavalry, escrime, fechten, fencing, lance, lanze, Saber, sabre, säbel
Boys will be boys… Continue reading
Beats frisbee golf any old day…
Copper Wire Handle
A pretty foil suited for little hands…
Ready for bouting
Military fencing master
Épée gear and fencers…