Category Archives: Weapons

Classical Fencing Masters Fencing French Foil

From Benjamin Bowles’ YouTube channel: “Classical foil fencing bout between Maître d’Armes Cecil Longino (right) of Salle Saint-Georges in Seattle, Washington, and & Maestro de Armas Antone Blair (left) of Destreza Pacifica in Arcata, California. This bout was during the … Continue reading

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Sabre Injuries at Waterloo

The Waterloo 200 Project commemorates the importance of the Battle of Waterloo upon its 200th anniversary.  Among other things, the site highlights 200 artifacts relating to the battle.  This includes human remains of people who fought and died there.  One … Continue reading

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H. Angelo’s 1845 Target Rose Recreated

For the month of July, 2017, Columbia Classical Fencing instruction will take a brief excursion into the realm of cutlass and sabre. We will be training with short single sticks which are fast and satisfying to use. We will base … Continue reading

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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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Point d’Arrêt

There is something exceptionally satisfying about landing a touch on one’s opponent and having it stick as if dueling with sharps. Rather than a button skipping off-target when landed with a glancing angle, there can be no question about the … Continue reading

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