4th of July

Reminder: due to Independence Day, our Saturday July 4th practice is cancelled.  We will resume our regular schedule on Thursday, July 9th.

Given the occasion, here is some related artwork of historic American fencing weapons and accoutrements. They are drawings of one of Washington’s sabres, and the engravings on the coquille of the smallsword presented to Lafayette for his assistance in the American Revolution.

Happy 4th of July!

George Washington's Sabre and Belt. Henry Alexander White, Beginner's History of the US (New York: American Book Company, 1906) 108

George Washington’s Sabre and Belt. Henry Alexander White, Beginner’s History of the US (New York: American Book Company, 1906) 108.

Engraving on Coquille of Lafayette's Smallsword, reverse.<

Engraving on Coquille of Lafayette’s Smallsword, reverse.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper’s Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)

Coquille of Lafayette's Smallsword, obverse.

Engraving on Coquille of Lafayette’s Smallsword, obverse.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper’s Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)

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