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Walpurgis: The First Lady of Traditional Fencing

Walpurgis, the female fencer who shows up in the last few images of Royal Armouries MS I.33, is a fascinating enigma. Even though she appears only in four illustrations, many modern folks term the manuscript the “Walpurgis Fechtbuch,” in large … Continue reading

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Equipment Review: Castille Armory Elite Rapier Blade

One of the biggest problems in practicing traditional fencing today is getting really good blades – or even tolerably good blades – to practice with. There are a growing number of manufacturers and vendors out there, but it is very … Continue reading

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