Category Archives: Artwork

Restored: H. Angelo’s Print — Highland Broad Sword, 1799

A beautifully restored version of Henry Angelo’s print illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, The Manual and the Ten Divisions of the Highland Broad Sword (1799) has been posted to the web without indication of who did the restoration work — and … Continue reading

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Western High School Fencing Club, 1925.

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A Disarme in Cart

Since CCF members have been working on disarms, I thought this plate from The Art of Fencing (1730) would be of interest. All of the plates (scans courtesy of Eli Steenput) can be viewed at SmallswordProject.com Art of Fencing Represented … Continue reading

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Angelo on Mounting and Choosing a Blade

Domenico Angelo’s L’Ecole des Armes Several historic texts on small sword and classical fencing have withstood the test of time.  Few have resonated as well as Domenico Angelo’s L’Ecole des Armes, originally written in French and published in London in … Continue reading

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Monsieur L’Abbat on Blade Cant and Bend

Not so easily found, this digitized plate from L’Abbat (Labat) is signficantly more detailed than the plates in the digitized treatise circulating the web. Note the defender’s bent blade tip. Monsieur Labat (the translator, Andrew Mahon, misspelled Labat’s name as … Continue reading

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