This is a question that comes back again and again. “I am interested in taking up sabre. What is the … More
The briquet is an iconic blade of revolutionary France. Developed in 1767 to replace the longer grenadier sabres it was … More
Yesterday, I explored a few French sources telling us how to clean and care for swords. Now let’s look at … More
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 … More
Continuing in my presentation of knife fighting traditions, I found these two detailed descriptions of Argentinian Gaucho dagger fencing from the … More
Monday, October 3, 1904 Watertown Daily Times Fencing bouts indulged in by Italians with blunt weapons Man Suspected of Baddato’s (sic) … More
A small colored booklet on broadsword fencing published in 1830 by Capt. Frederick Wroughton.
What makes HEMA truly unique in the martial arts world is how it is community driven.