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…

Normal Service Resumes

Just a quick note of apology for the temporary disappearance of the Fencing Épée blog.  A few technical problems with WordPress but these have been overcome and normal service resumes.  Except that most of my images have become disconnected and…

New Irish Sabre Blog

Those crazy kids* in the Dundalk Institute of Technology have started their own blog – the DKIT Sabre Fencing Blog. Given the dearth of Irish fencing blogs, sites or publicity it is to be welcomed. Indeed, they seem to be…