A picture from a rather peculiar fencing competition in Paris 1903. The competition was stopped several times by the police and relocated to be able to continue. The reason of the interest of the police was that the blades used had sharp points! So they were in fact duels, but without the initial grudge between the fencers. Several fencers were harmed during the competition.
[ID: two foilists in a bout. A line of people are sitting and watching. Old, black and white photo.]
The 1951 US Women’s Foil Nationals!
Ritually killed sword.
Spokes of steel for this wheel …
Bayonet training at Camp Dick, Texas 1 Jan 1917
Fencing on horseback (1938)