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Diderot: Modern Arms & Blades, 1765

From the Encyclopédie of Diderot & d’Alembert, 1765. Advertisements

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Fencing Diagram

My last post showing a French fencing diagram generated several views from throughout Europe.  As a result, I thought this similar image may be of interest.  It may be Portuguese in origin, or perhaps Spanish or Galician.  The source that … Continue reading

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French Fencing Diagram, 1916

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French Authors’ Use of the False Attacks and Feints

I.  Introduction Recently, I’ve been trying to drill down on the French authors’ conceptual and mechanical distinctions between fausse attaques—i.e., false attacks—and feints.  Although ostensibly different, it appeared to me that the boundaries between false attacks and feints could easily … Continue reading

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(Re)Introducing Maître Augustin Grisier (Part 1 of 2)

Augustin Grisier remains one of my favorite French fencing masters. In a time when duels to the death or even first blood were still fought in Europe, fencing masters must have led drama-filled lives.  Surely, others’ living during that time … Continue reading

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