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Data Collection: The Origins of Modern Footwork

At what point did fencing turn into an athletic sport? Could it be that the expansion of the fencing strip had anything to do with it?

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Saber, foil and lance; France, c. 1912

Military fencing school with the tools of the trade

Military fencing school with the tools of the trade

French Military Fencing Academy at Épinal...

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Foil; Germany, c. 1860

 

Copper Wire handle

Copper Wire Handle

 

A pretty foil suited for little hands…

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Foil Fencers; Germany, c. 1920

 

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Female foil fencing phalanx…

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Foil fencing; France, c. 1905

Bet the body wrap isn't FIE-rated

Bet the body wrap isn't FIE-rated

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German foil; Germany, c. 1790

 

German-style foil

German-style foil

German-style foil with clues to the use of the leather pad…

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Foil master; France, c. 1870

 

Napoleon III inspired the facial hair

Napoleon III inspired the facial hair

A French master of the foil…

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Foil; France; c. 1740

Engagement in quarte

Engagement in quarte

 

What French master could this be?

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Fencing foil; Germany, c. 1870

Cuirassier pommelThey don’t make foils like this anymore…

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Foil fencing; France, c. 1910

 

An exhibition match

An exhibition match

According to modern mythology, fencing matches drew large crowds before electrical scoring was introduced…

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