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FENCING SCULPTURES

FENCING SCULPTURES

Following the revival of interest in fencing that began in France in the 1870s and swept across Europe, bronze and spelter sculptures became popular as trophies and retirement presents for

Electric Foil Development

Electric Foil Development

Electrification had the same revolutionary effect on foil technique in the last quarter of the 20th century as the mask had in the first quarter of the 19th. But in

The development of fencing kit

The development of fencing kit

Fencing may well be a sport with a relatively strict dress code nowadays (although we're at Leon Paul always trying to bring colours back in the game), but in the past, fencing fashion has (almost) seen it all: open-toed sandals and heeled shoes for the gentlemen, skirts and corsets belts for the ladies... read on to discover the convoluted story of fencing kit, brought to you by our expert in fencing history Malcolm Fare (who has also published the history of epee, foil and sabre fencing here on this blog). Continue reading →

The History of Epee Fencing

The History of Epee Fencing

Are you up for some more fencing history on this blog, fencers? We certainly are! After looking at the history of foil fencing (part 1 and part 2), our expert Malcolm Fare today breaks down the history of epee fencing for you. Read the full article after the jump. Continue reading →

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOIL (Part 1)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOIL (Part 1)

Just when and where the lightweight foil emerged as a weapon in its own right remains an intriguing mystery in the history of fencing. Purpose-made practice swords with buttoned tips had been available since the rapier became a popular civilian sword in the 16th century. So how did the foil develop? Continue reading →

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FENCING MEDALS

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FENCING MEDALS

Fencing medals have been awarded since the 18th century when fencing masters began presenting engraved silver medal prizes to the winners of annual tournaments at schools where they taught. This

The development of fencing masks

The development of fencing masks

We've teamed up again with Malcolm Fare, our expert in fencing history. After the history of foil, epee and sabre fencing and the development of fencing kit, this time we're having a look into fencing masks in the past, present... and maybe the future? Continue reading →

The History of Sabre Fencing

The History of Sabre Fencing

After the history of foil fencing (here you go for part 1 and part 2) and the development of epee it is now time for the third part of our series by expert Malcolm Fare. If you've always wondered how sabre fencing was born and who it was most popular with in the beginning (no, it was not the military!), read on.   Continue reading →

The development of foil (part 2)

The development of foil (part 2)

Fencers! It's time for another bit of fencing history on this blog. The second half of our two-part series about the development of foil, to be precise. Written by our usual expert in the matter: Malcolm Fare. So, let's continue where we left off and go back to the late 19th century. 1896 was going to be a special and decisive year for modern foil fencing in more than one regard.... Continue reading →

FENCING HISTORY | FENCING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

FENCING HISTORY | FENCING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Some idea of what it was like to be a fencer in Victorian England can be gleaned from the records of the oldest club in the country, London Thames Fencing Club, which was founded as the London Fencing Club in 1848. Paying an annual subscription of £5 (equivalent to about £480 today)... Continue reading →

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FENCING SCULPTURES

FENCING SCULPTURES

Following the revival of interest in fencing that began in France in the 1870s and swept across Europe, bronze and spelter sculptures became popular as trophies and retirement presents for

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FENCING MEDALS

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FENCING MEDALS

Fencing medals have been awarded since the 18th century when fencing masters began presenting engraved silver medal prizes to the winners of annual tournaments at schools where they taught. This

Electric Foil Development

Electric Foil Development

Electrification had the same revolutionary effect on foil technique in the last quarter of the 20th century as the mask had in the first quarter of the 19th. But in

The development of fencing masks

The development of fencing masks

We've teamed up again with Malcolm Fare, our expert in fencing history. After the history of foil, epee and sabre fencing and the development of fencing kit, this time we're having a look into fencing masks in the past, present... and maybe the future? Continue reading →

The development of fencing kit

The development of fencing kit

Fencing may well be a sport with a relatively strict dress code nowadays (although we're at Leon Paul always trying to bring colours back in the game), but in the past, fencing fashion has (almost) seen it all: open-toed sandals and heeled shoes for the gentlemen, skirts and corsets belts for the ladies... read on to discover the convoluted story of fencing kit, brought to you by our expert in fencing history Malcolm Fare (who has also published the history of epee, foil and sabre fencing here on this blog). Continue reading →

The History of Sabre Fencing

The History of Sabre Fencing

After the history of foil fencing (here you go for part 1 and part 2) and the development of epee it is now time for the third part of our series by expert Malcolm Fare. If you've always wondered how sabre fencing was born and who it was most popular with in the beginning (no, it was not the military!), read on.   Continue reading →

The History of Epee Fencing

The History of Epee Fencing

Are you up for some more fencing history on this blog, fencers? We certainly are! After looking at the history of foil fencing (part 1 and part 2), our expert Malcolm Fare today breaks down the history of epee fencing for you. Read the full article after the jump. Continue reading →

The development of foil (part 2)

The development of foil (part 2)

Fencers! It's time for another bit of fencing history on this blog. The second half of our two-part series about the development of foil, to be precise. Written by our usual expert in the matter: Malcolm Fare. So, let's continue where we left off and go back to the late 19th century. 1896 was going to be a special and decisive year for modern foil fencing in more than one regard.... Continue reading →

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOIL (Part 1)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOIL (Part 1)

Just when and where the lightweight foil emerged as a weapon in its own right remains an intriguing mystery in the history of fencing. Purpose-made practice swords with buttoned tips had been available since the rapier became a popular civilian sword in the 16th century. So how did the foil develop? Continue reading →

FENCING HISTORY | FENCING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

FENCING HISTORY | FENCING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Some idea of what it was like to be a fencer in Victorian England can be gleaned from the records of the oldest club in the country, London Thames Fencing Club, which was founded as the London Fencing Club in 1848. Paying an annual subscription of £5 (equivalent to about £480 today)... Continue reading →

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