The briquet is an iconic blade of revolutionary France. Developed in 1767 to replace the longer épée du soldat it 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?
In 1895, the British army released a new sword exercise for the use of its officers, which had been in Continue reading
Continuing in my presentation of knife fighting traditions, I found these two detailed descriptions of Argentinian Gaucho dagger fencing from the Continue reading
Monday, October 3, 1904 Watertown Daily Times Fencing bouts indulged in by Italians with blunt weapons Man Suspected of Baddato’s (sic) Continue reading
The Irish rebellion of 1798 is a painful memory. Following the American and French Revolutions, the Irish Republicans – with Continue reading