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Fencing Doublet
This doublet is a rare example of sixteenth-century male clothing, very little of which has survived. The cut of the doublet, particularly the protruding "peascod" waist, is typical of fashionable costume of the 1570s and 1580s. The delicate silk…

Fencing Mask
Made of brown leather over a wire frame and grill.

Foil Mask
Light foil mask with light brown faux-leather cushion on tongue and cushioned blade chin rest. Wire frame and seams covered with black leather.

Padded Mask
Fencing mask with thick horsehair padded lining. Leather-topped cushion around face exterior. Wire frame wrapped with leather strips.

Sabre Fencing Glove
Sabre fencing glove padded on the back of the hand with horsehair. Horsehair padded ring covering and attached to a hard leather vambrace around the wrist. Small horsehair padded cushion in the crook of elbow on the vambrace. Strip of suede under the…

Foil Glove
White foil fencing glove with black patent leather cuff. Very soft leather with only the back of the hand padded with horsehair. Cuff layered with stiff paper board. Interior signed "Philippe Gotty".

Two Right Handed Gloves
Set of identical right-handed fencing gloves. Brown glove with stiff black leather cuff. Lightly padded on the back of the hand. Stitched-in manufacturer's label on the inside of the cuff reads "Von Lengerke & Antoine" and "Chicago".

Child's Boxing Gloves
Pair of child's boxing gloves with thick horsehair padding on the back of the hand and soft leather palm. Imprinted silver manufacturer's mark on both gloves's cuff reads "JC Higgins" (cursive) inside a circle with "Sears, Roebuck and Co." (print)…

Left Hand Fencing Glove
Left-handed canvas fencing glove with leather palm. Thick canvas cuff with decorative maroon snaps and leather. Opening at the wrist to accommodate wires for electrically scored weapons. Indecipherable ink inscription inside the cuff.

Right Hand Fencing Glove
Right-handed canvas fencing glove with leather palm. Elastic-expandable cuff with opening at the wrist to accommodate wires for electrically scored weapons. Monogram inside of the cuff "JHP" and the names "Legrand" and "JEHL".

Rohdes Academy Fencing Knickers
Fencing knickers made by the Rohdes Academy of Fencing in New York. Adjustable waist with two toothed buckles located over the kidneys and cinching a band hidden inside the waistband. Right-side zipper opening (made for a left-handed fencer) with a…

Gajardoni Men's Fencing Knickers
Fencing knickers made by Gajardoni in Italy. Left-side button closure designed for a right-handed fencer. One pocket on the rear-left and five belt loops (three on the rear, two on the front). Approximately 1" extra fabric in the length on the front…

Rohdes Academy Fencing Knickers
Fencing knickers made by the Rohdes Academy of Fencing in New York. Left-side zipper closure designed for a right-handed fencer. One pocket on the left-hand side in front of the closure. Button-closed waistband and slightly adjustable cinch within…

Foil Mask
Wire mesh fencing mask similar in design to a mask depicted in the Heck Encyclopedia of 1851 (Fig. 8). Features a retaining bar across top of the head and a tongue over and behind the head. Fabric covering sewn onto the sides and top of the wire mesh…

Model 1917 U.S. Infantry Fencing Mask
Padded fencing mask manufactured by Hamblin & Russell Mfg. Co. of Worcester, Massachusetts for use by the U.S. military. Mesh extends to behind the ears and crown of the head. Soft leather-lined padding along the top and cheeks and a quilted canvas…

Leather Trimmed Mask
Fencing mask with a cotton-padded canvas bib and thick leather band on the top and sides of the mask encircling the face.

Cavaliers Fencing Mask
Fencing mask with imitation leather on the top and sides of the mask encircling the face. Unpadded canvas bib is removable and attached with snaps. Manufacturer's label on the inside under the right ear.

Fencing Mask
Mask featuring protective bars around the circumference, relatively small bib & throat protection, and face mesh tilted to favor the top of the head. These features indicate the mask was likely designed to protect against cutting…

Fencing Mask
Fencing mask with ring-shaped tongue, dark green leather trim, and d-shaped mesh panels on the sides and top of the head that protrude rearwards for additional protection.

Purchased by the owner as part of a pair.

Fencing Mask
Fencing mask with ring-shaped tongue, dark green leather trim, and d-shaped mesh panels on the sides and top of the head that protrude rearwards for additional protection.

Purchased by the owner as part of a pair.
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