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 … More
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 … 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