Tag Archives: 2015

Blades and Brew Today

Our regularly scheduled Saturday practice is suspended today in exchange for our Fall Blades and Brew get-together at Logboat Brewing Company.  Come join us from 2-4 (or longer) for fencing fun, fresh ale ($5 drafts), and support a local business. … Continue reading

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An Eventful August, 2015

August was indeed a very eventful month for Columbia Classical Fencing as numerous members earned their club patch, and as we bade adieu to two burgeoning classical scholars.  Veteran club members participated in coordinated events on two separate weekends to … Continue reading

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4th of July

Reminder: due to Independence Day, our Saturday July 4th practice is cancelled.  We will resume our regular schedule on Thursday, July 9th. Given the occasion, here is some related artwork of historic American fencing weapons and accoutrements. They are drawings of one of Washington’s … Continue reading

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Smallsword Reminders

If you have spoken with Patrick about starting smallsword, then the time is at hand. If you have not yet done so, you will need to purchase a glove for the off-hand. Also, a plastron is advisable for safety, and … Continue reading

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Monsieur L’Abbat on Sword Length

If you are considering acquiring a smallsword, then the choice of blade and the overall weapon length merit careful consideration. Smallsword enthusiasts typically use practice épée blades, though they differ significantly from historic examples. Modern épée blades most often used … Continue reading

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