French Foil

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Title

French Foil

Description

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" mark indicating blade size. "V j B" and corner of a human head and crown in profile marked very close to the forte. A faded and incomplete mark "Acier Bede..." also marked in a font unlike the Solingen mark, and is likely "Acier Bedel" as seen on other foils.

Format

French foil. Steel, wood, cord. Overall length: 41.625 in. Blade 34.125 in. long, .375 in. wide at forte. Guard 3.875 in. tall, 2.5 in. wide, .125 in. thick. Grip 5.625 in. long, 2.625 in. circumference at middle. Pommel 1.5 in. long, 1 in. diameter at widest. Weight 364 grams.

Identifier

2019.040

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Owner / Custodian

Benjamin Bowles

Digitization Record

Digitized by Benjamin Bowles

Collection

Citation

“French Foil,” Fencing Arms & Artifacts, accessed February 27, 2021, https://fencingexhibit.com/items/show/82.

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