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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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