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Pair of Fencing Foils

Description:

Long after swords had been made largely redundant on the battle fields of Europe fencing remained a popular sport especially among the officer classes of the military throughout the continent.  Sometimes these bouts would take place with bladed rapiers or sabres and duelling scars on the face became badges of honour among the military elite.

These practice foils though are made from a blunt square sectioned blade and have a flat button at their blade points.

Materials/Media:
steel, brass, string, leather
Dimensions:
blades 852mm, hilt 165mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAM080a, b
Creation Date:
19th century or early 20th century
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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