Tag Archives: 18th Century

Crawley’s Five A’s of French Fencing

Phil Crawley, Provost with the Black Boar Swordsmanship School and administrator with the Smallsword Symposium, has gleaned these 5 themes of French fencing from a number of 18th and 19th Century texts.  They are presented here with his permission, and … Continue reading

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Blackwell’s Disarm in Tierce

Study everything Blackwell had to say in his 1702 publication by following the link below at the SmallswordProject.com Blackwell, H. (1702). The English fencing-master. London: Printed by J. Downing in Bartholomew-Close, for the author. [English]

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Angelo’s Plates for Escrime in the Encyclopédie, 1765

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Diderot & d’Alembert selected and published Domenico Angelo’s L’Ecole des Armes as the definitive, authoritative text on fencing, published as Escrime in the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 1765. Note: scans need to be re-worked … Continue reading

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Angelo’s Demi Volte

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