A translation of a very interesting lesson on sabre fencing published during the Second Empire.
Rodney Bennett, our fervent video archivist from Victorian and Edwardian Martial Arts found an interesting video of a certain Dr.Condon Continue reading
La canne, the fascinating French art of fighting with a walking stick. Let’s delve into it’s history.
This is a question that comes back again and again. “I am interested in taking up sabre. What is the Continue reading
The briquet is an iconic blade of revolutionary France. Developed in 1767 to replace the longer grenadier sabres it was Continue reading
Yesterday, I explored a few French sources telling us how to clean and care for swords. Now let’s look at Continue reading
A few rules on how to care for your sword like a member of the Old Guard.
Olympic fencing is white, HEMA is black…but what was it historically?