Category: general

The Birth Of An Épée

Ever wondered how a sword is made?  I know I have vague romantic ideas of bare chested bearded blacksmiths hammering out blades at a crossroads and confused with late night National Geographic documentaries about tea drinking Japanese masters folding metal…

Fencing Chic

I got very excited on Saturday to see the above  sub-heading in Irish Times here .  Unfortunately, it turned out to be a fashion shoot loosely hung on  a forthcoming play Between Foxrock and a Hard Place based on the…

Glamourous Fencing Lessons

In a desperate attempt to attract impressionable young men to take up fencing I give you some pictures of model Marisa Miller learning to sword fight for the new Captain Morgan ad campaign at Swordplay Fencing Studio in Burbank, California.…

Back to Fencing Epee and Foil

So I’ve finally made it back to fencing after an extended period of injury and illness.   Back at the start of March a small infection in my right (sword) arm spread aggressively from elbow to chest and I had to…