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“La schiabola e la vostra penna”: The Expansion of the Italian Saber

For non-competition oriented forms of Central European cut fencing, this was the beginning of the end: Starting in the 1870’s, a diaspora of Italian fencing masters managed to displace, and then obliterate, traditional European cut fencing systems.

How, who, and why?

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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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