Weaponry

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Weaponry

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Weapons used for fencing and dueling.

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Rapier Foil
Steel swept hilt consisting of knuckle-bow and rear quillon with flat, disc terminals, pas d'ane [now called arms of the hilt] and side rings: urn-shaped pommel with button, original wire-bound grip. Stout ricasso stamped with a makers mark (see…

French Dueling Sword
Sharp French dueling sword with shagreen grip. Cast iron guard and pommel adored with acanthus scrollwork. Grip's wire was absent at acquisition and replaced by owner with twisted strands of stainless steel wire; original shagreen and wood grip.…

French Dueling Sword
Sharp French dueling sword. Shagreen grip with one strand of twisted piano wire and two single, untwisted steel strands. Clamshell guard dished in shape with decorative perforations. Octagonally faceted pommel. Lightly inscribed or worn "Coulaux &…

Italian Foil
Italian fencing foil in the Parise style. Crossbar arches brazed to the inside of the guard at the edge. Grip wire wrapping was replaced by owner after acquisition with twisted strands of steel wire in the pattern indicated by the few remaining…

French Epee
French epee with bell shaped guard. Grip wrapped with black leather and two strands of twisted wire. Small red felt washer between guard and blade forte. No leather pad present. Canted to the left and down slightly. Very little wear, though blade…

French Foil
French foil with bare wood grip and figure eight guard. Solingen (Germany) made blade with "Solingen" markings on the blade and "4" mark indicating blade length. Also marked is a small crowned head in profile near the forte. Unknown if grip was…

French Foil
French foil with green- and ivory-colored cord-wrapped grip and iron figure eight guard. Dark brown patina on all metal parts. Peened pommel and Solingen (Germany) made blade. "Solingen" markings on top and bottom of blade near forte with the "5"…

French Foil
French foil with cord wrapped grip and small figure eight guard. Flared curvature of grip and peened, acorn-shaped pommel. Red Leather pad laminated with woven fabric on forward face. English-language country of origin mark "Made in Germany",…

Italian Foil, Parise Model
Italian foil with checkered wood grip and painted guard and crossbar. Blade stamped with Solingen" and "W" with a threaded tang to affix the pommel. Pad has a leather front, canvas back, and is padded with horsehair. The black paint on the crossbar,…

French Epee
French epee with clamshell guard and helical-shaped grip. Prior evidence of nickel plating on the guard, ferrules, and pommel. Grip wrapped in alternating strands of twisted and untwisted brass wire. Pommel peened on. "J. H. Lau & Co New York" makers…

French Foil in the Merignac Design
French foil featuring a square guard, cord-wrapped grip, brass ferrules, and conical pommel. The design of the square guard often credited to French fencing master Merignac. "Made in France" and "5" (indicating the blade's length" marked on the…

Clemen & Jung Fencing Sabre
Fencing sabre with shagreen grip and pierced plate guard. Blade is fullered on both sides from the forte until the foible and the point is rounded. Peened hilt. Possible Clemen & Jung makers mark on the forte, resembling a shield with a five-pointed…

Broqua & Scholberg Fencing Sabre
Fencing sabre with ribbed wood grip and plate guard. Blade is fullered the full length on both sides and the point is rounded. Peened hilt. "Broqua & Scholberg" makers mark on the blade's forte.

Weyersberg & Stamm Fencing Sabre
Fencing sabre with heavily curved blade featuring "Solingen" and "W&ST" markings on the forte. Blade fullered about 3/4 of total length on both sides. Dish guard with riveted knucklebow. Peened hilt. Cylindrical wood grip with front and back…
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