Category: epee

victoriansword: Wall Hanging Practice Fencing…

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Wall Hanging Practice Fencing Opponent, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

In the form of a hinged epee and studded padded leather target, 30 cm wide x 84 cm high.

victoriansword: French Dueling Sword, c.1840-…

victoriansword:

French Dueling Sword, c.1840-50

Interesting, triangular blade with concave facets, first part is enlarged; nice, iron hilt with butt-plate an pommel decorated with braided bands in bass-relief. Wooden grip of square section with copper wire binding. Leather scabbard with iron cap decorated en suite and with mask-shaped hook. Tip and bottom part are missing. 111 cm.

victoriansword: A Pair of European Dueling Swo…

victoriansword:

A Pair of European Dueling Swords, 19th Century

Straight blade of triangular section with hollowed facets (some pitting). Iron mounts with sword-shells decorated in bass-relief and pierced with grapevines and bunches of grapes and with traces of gilding. Grips of square section with iron wire bindings. Big, iron pommels decorated in bass-relief en suite with the sword-shells.

victoriansword: A Pair of European Dueling Sw…

victoriansword:

A Pair of European Dueling Swords, 19th Century

Straight blade of triangular section with hollowed facets (some pitting). Iron mounts with sword-shells decorated in bass-relief and pierced with grapevines and bunches of grapes and with traces of gilding. Grips of square section with iron wire bindings. Big, iron pommels decorated in bass-relief en suite with the sword-shells.

whats the difference between a smallsword and …

whats the difference between a smallsword and a rapier?

They’re quite similar! But the key differences are:

•smallswords are smaller (who would have guessed)

•smallswords came after the larger, heavier rapier, and served as a court sword (ceremonial) and as a military officers sword for quite some time.

•smallswords were easy to use because at the time, many schools taught the basics of fencing, so even greenhorn soldiers could use the lightweight, small, rigid thrusting sword effectively. It’s small size and light weight made it much easier to handle than the heavy hilted rapier.

•The rapier was designed as a dueling weapon, while the smallswords purpose was that as a backup weapon, like the landsknecht “kaltzbalger”, or the samurai “tanto”, the smallsword was often a rifleman or cannoneers last line of defense.

•Short, lightweight, and rigid, the smallsword was sort of a blend of a rapier and a thrusting dagger like a misericorde or rondel.

I hope this helped clear things up! Let us know if you have more questions or want more details!

-Mod Close-Helm

Wall Hanging Practice Fencing Opponent, Late 1…

Wall Hanging Practice Fencing Opponent, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

In the form of a hinged epee and studded padded leather target, 30 cm wide x 84 cm high.

Fencing Foils Compared to Smallswords & …

Fencing Foils Compared to Smallswords & Épée

A Pair of European Dueling Swords, 19th Centur…

A Pair of European Dueling Swords, 19th Century

Straight blade of triangular section with hollowed facets (some pitting). Iron mounts with sword-shells decorated in bass-relief and pierced with grapevines and bunches of grapes and with traces of gilding. Grips of square section with iron wire bindings. Big, iron pommels decorated in bass-relief en suite with the sword-shells.

19th Century Fencing Weapons & Memorabilia Exhibition

19th Century Fencing Weapons & Memorabilia Exhibition:

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