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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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Fencing and Dance

A gentleman of the 18th Century was schooled in the arts of fencing, dance, and horsemanship. What evidence do I cite? Well… the monkeys, of course! The Fencing Master and The Dance Instructor Christophe Hüet, from Singeries, ou différentes actions … Continue reading

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Sword Versus Bayonet, 1874

As we explore sabre, and stepping off-line to attack in a more combat-like fashion, consider this image of sabre versus bayonette. It is an engraving by an unknown artist featured in Harper’s Weekly, May 16th, 1874. Before the prevalence of … Continue reading

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