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The Duke of Wellington on the Supremacy of the Smallsword

Originally posted on The Smallsword Project:
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, is regarded as one of the great military leaders of the 19th Century.  Having served in Belgium and India, he…

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Smallsword Symposium VIII (2016) Finals

Originally posted on The Smallsword Project:
Video of the Smallsword Symposium VIII (2016) final-four rounds are posted with action replays, courtesy of Arno Privé and Phil Crawley.  Participants’ names available at the time of this post are: Mark Thompson, Milo…

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Classical Fencing Defeats “Wild and Irregular” Fencing: The Tronchet-Senac Contest of 1887

Originally posted on Martial Arts New York:
Tronchet vs. Senac, in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper “There is no doubt but that it was the finest match seen in America…” ? During the late nineteenth century, Maitre d’Armes Regis Senac was…

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Smallsword Symposium VIII

Originally posted on The Smallsword Project:
The Smallsword Symposium VIII held in Edinburgh is just around the corner, scheduled for October 1st and 2nd. For detailed information about the schedule of events, speakers, accommodations (etc.), see the Black Boar Swordsmanship…

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1924 Fencing Demonstration

Given the upcoming Olympic Games, this video is again being shared in the fencing community. If you have not seen it, you will likely find it interesting. It features Gaudin, Ducret, and Parrodon with multiple weapons. Classical fencers will recognize … Continue reading

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