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Danet on the Demi-Volte

Patrick MorganHead Instructor, Columbia Classical Fencing, LLC. Scott A. WrightInstructor, QueenCityClassicalFencing.comCurator, SmallswordProject.com In 1766, Guillaume Danet published the first of two volumes of L’Art des Armes. Volume I was Danet’s attempt to reassert the supremacy of the French school of … Continue reading

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Early Registration Extended for American Smallsword Symposium

Early registration for the 2017 American Smallsword Symposium is extended until April 15th, 2017. Additionally daily registration rates are now available. For more information, consult the Symposium’s website.   Save

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A Disarme in Cart

Since CCF members have been working on disarms, I thought this plate from The Art of Fencing (1730) would be of interest. All of the plates (scans courtesy of Eli Steenput) can be viewed at SmallswordProject.com Art of Fencing Represented … Continue reading

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Introducing The Smallsword Project

http://www.SmallswordProject.com The smallword is a multifaceted and fascinating weapon, the domain of which encompasses such rich topics as history, culture, honor, defense, status, strategy, discipline, grace, and art.  It is challenging, both in practice and in study. Historic texts are … Continue reading

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The Flamberge

Related to the German flammenschwert (flame sword), the flamberge (flame blade) was a rapier variation named for its undulating blade. Found among the upper class in the 17th Century, the flamberge variant is also seen in the transitional rapier, the … Continue reading

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