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Book Review: The Art of the Dueling Sabre

Christopher Holzman Art of the Dueling SabreWe’re reprehensibly behind in our reading—and in the writing of reviews. And we apologize for the unhappy circumstance that Christopher Holzman’s recent Art of the Dueling Sabre may have eluded your Christmas list due to our negligence.

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Location, Location, Location: What to keep in mind when choosing a place to fight

Jéann Daniel L’Ange was fencing master at the Electoral Palatinate court and at the University of Heidelberg. His Deutliche Erlärung der Adelichen und Ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kunst of 1664 is an independently mastered take on the “Italian manner” of rapier fencing, containing many practical hints and recommendations from L’Ange’s own experiences.

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Italian vs. French Foil; Britain, 1908

Italian Lunge vs. French Parry

Italian Lunge vs. French Parry

The spread of the Italian School…

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Italian foil or épée; Italy, c. 1890

Pessina vs. Pecoraro

 

 

 

 

 

Pessina vs. Pecoraro

 

 

 

 

 

Italian épée fencing… or are these foils?

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