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1896 engraving titled "Le Tournoi International d'Escrime" published in the illustrated magazine "l'Illustration." Depicts an epee bout with onlookers at an international fencing tournament in Paris. The presence of an accompanying descriptive…

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Periodical cover engraving commemorating a festival organized by the Société d'Encouragement de l'Escrime celebrating fencing through the ages. Depicts two fencers in 16th century costume fencing two-handed sword versus sword and shield on a raised…

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of men in white uniforms (La Corvée de Quartier) clean the street at Camp de Saint-Maur, sweeping and shoveling debris into a…

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Full length portrait of the explorer Sir Richard Burton dressed for fencing and holding a foil.

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Postcard with a photograph of the gymnastics and fencing room (sala di ginnastica e scherma) at the Accademia Navale in Livorno, Italy.

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Calendar page of the mini 1947 "Esquire Girl Calendar." This Esquire mini calendar was a pocket-sized version of the larger wall calendar produced annually, and this particular February page was cut out of the whole accordion-folded calendar. The…

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American Fencers Supply Co. catalog with separate price list insert.

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Article on the imminent double duel of two well-known Italian masters, Pessina and Vega, against two well-known French masters, Kirchhoffer and Lucien Mérignac.

The encounter between these masters was initially designed to be serious but…

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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.

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Carl Eickhorn (Solingen, Germany) catalog covering their complete line of fencing equipment.

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A 1971 Castello fencing equipment catalog featuring 26 pages of various foils, masks, jackets, gloves, swords, sabers, epees, children's equipment, electrical equipment, trousers, bags, books, shoes, and films.

This includes a 4 page price list…

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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.

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Portrait of the French fencing master Arsène Vigeant.

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The scene comes from Molière's satirical comedy The Bourgeois Gentleman, which was first performed in 1670. Monsieur Jourdain wishes to be thought of as a gentleman. In demonstrating his new fencing skills to his maidservant Nicole, he is embarrassed…

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Heavy fencing sabre with curved blade marked with a Clemen & Jung makers mark on the ricasso, depicting a shield with the letter 'z" in the center and with a five-pointed crown above. Sabre's guard is a simple dish with a riveted-on knucklebow. Thick…

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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…

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Italian postcard depicting a glamorous woman holding a mixed school (scuola mista) fencing sword. Inset behind her is a a dueling scene with two combatants and their seconds.

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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.…
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