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“Are those your fingers on the ground or are you just unhappy to see me?” Smallsword fight to the death, early 18th century

Duels look so pretty on the screen and in paintings. But sometimes, the dying that was done was not quite as pretty.

Especially when two men engaged who wanted to make sure the other was carried off the field feet first… Continue reading

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Smallsword duellists; France, 18th century

Your friendly neighborhood Harlequin handing out swords

Your friendly neighborhood Harlequin handing out swords

 

Roughhouse will inevitably lead to tears..

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