Tag Archives: fencing history

Smallsword; European, c. 1770

Now you see me, now you don't...

Now you see me, now you don't...

The first smallsword-on-Flecktarn-camo picture…

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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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Leather-hilted Singlestick; Britain, c. 1900

Almost indestructible

Almost indestructible

 

 

A veritable knuckle-skinner…

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Fencing Trophy; Germany, 1957

Fencing Trophy Amberger Collection

Tri-Weapon Tripod

The best thing to put at the center of your pub table after a night at the club…

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Dueling Épée; France, 1869

Inscribed  to the Hilt

Inscribed to the Hilt

I’d take this épée over a medal any day…

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Cavalry Saber Drill; France, c. 1900

Riding Horse Stance

 

Riding Horse Stance

 

 

Strange position to be in…

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Cavalry Saber; USA, c. 1862

Two Union soldiers playing with sowrds

 

 

Two Union soldiers playing with swords

 

 

Playing at the studio…

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Fencing foil; Germany, c. 1870

Cuirassier pommelThey don’t make foils like this anymore…

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Fencing images that undeservedly got the least views last week

Fencing at the Ritterakademie Liegnitz
Nocturnal smallsword duel
Epee Lesson by Louis Anquetin
Georg Gumpelzhaimer: Gymnasma
Epee duel by Alfred Grévin

Cavalry Saber Drill; Hungary, 1917

Saber Drill

Saber Drill

 

 

It is doubtful that these Hungarian cavalrymen would have made use of their sabers in combat…

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