London’s Wallace Collection is one of the world’s premiere museum collections. Research Assistant, Francesca Levey, has the enviable task of cataloging the Oriental Armoury and has shared some of her experiences and insights in a blog post. Get a sense … Continue reading
Posted in History
Tagged 17th Century, armor, collection, Dagger, eduction, India, London, museum, museum collections, Oriental Armoury, Wallace Collection
Given the rather esoteric nature of classical fencing, it is not very common to find a close examination of a weapon from another age. However, historic Fort Ticonderoga has provided a detailed look at the craftsmanship and components of an … Continue reading
Posted in History, Weapons
Tagged 1750's, 18th Century, American, Colonial War, construction details, coquille, false ricasso, Fort Ticonderoga, French Indian War, historic site, knuckle bow, museum, pommel, Seven Years War, smallsword, William Cowell Jr.
Maestro Jeannette Martinez recently shared an interesting link with the Association for Historical Fencing that I wanted to pass along to you. It is a link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s publication, The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing … Continue reading