Fencing Weapons: Epee, Foil, Saber [Photographic Print at AllPosters.com] (See the middle sword -- that's an ITALIAN foil, not well-known in this fencing generation's knowledge of different schools of fencing. I learned this weapon starting when I was 7 years old, when my father put a sword in my hand & said "you will learn to fence!". I thought my fingers would break at times - it's a difficult weapon to use -- but has strengths you wouldn't believe. JEO)

Fencing Weapons: Epee, Foil, Sabre

Fencing Weapons: Epee, Foil, Saber [Photographic Print at AllPosters.com] (See the middle sword -- that's an ITALIAN foil, not well-known in this fencing generation's knowledge of different schools of fencing. I learned this weapon starting when I was 7 years old, when my father put a sword in my hand & said "you will learn to fence!". I thought my fingers would break at times - it's a difficult weapon to use -- but has strengths you wouldn't believe. JEO)

Unusual weapons rack... A beautiful offering of swords... not your basic fencing gear...

Unusual weapons rack... A beautiful offering of swords... not your basic fencing gear...

Historical fencing.  My weapons of choice -  Italian rapier and French smallsword.

Historical fencing. My weapons of choice - Italian rapier and French smallsword.

Somehow, when officials say "report for the medal ceremony In uniform or warmups" I don't think this is what they have in mind.

Somehow, when officials say "report for the medal ceremony In uniform or warmups" I don't think this is what they have in mind.

Decorated filigree sword and hilt, with metal and black leather scabbard | Fencing sword | Tools and scene setting elements | Visual writing prompt | Fantasy and historical world building | Inciting incident prompt | Swordmaster, fighter, duel idea

Decorated filigree sword and hilt, with metal and black leather scabbard | Fencing sword | Tools and scene setting elements | Visual writing prompt | Fantasy and historical world building | Inciting incident prompt | Swordmaster, fighter, duel idea

fencing -    I learned two sports I Never thought I would be involved with. The sports are fencing and curling. BGSU offered these two sports along with football, soccar, baseball, & basketball

fencing - I learned two sports I Never thought I would be involved with. The sports are fencing and curling. BGSU offered these two sports along with football, soccar, baseball, & basketball

Tracking fencing sword nuances through motion capture - YouTube

Tracking fencing sword nuances through motion capture - YouTube

Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers…

Modern period swords of different types. First 13 (2 and half rows) are transitional 16th century forms from arming swords to side swords towards a basket hilted sword. 14th sword is a Scottish basket hilted claymore, almost all the rest are Venetian Schiavone, then the last row and one sword before that are rapiers…

Foiled practice rapier and dagger.  Along side a rapier that is circa 1590.

Rapier

Foiled practice rapier and dagger. Along side a rapier that is circa 1590.

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