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Historic Duels

Given our recent examination of the dueling sword, I thought a look at some video footage of historic duels would be of interest. If you are not familiar with the videos republished by YouTube user schlager7, they demonstrate interesting and … Continue reading

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The Academy of Arms: Paris’s Royal Fencing Institution

Since the 16th century, fencing masters received special treatment in France. In 1567, the French king Charles IX provided letters patent to the Parisian fencing masters, publicly recognizing their fencing association. Subsequent kings extended the same royal privilege to the … Continue reading

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