A Comprehensive Manual for the Foil, the Épée, the Sabre
by Clovis Deladrier
Fencing has a long and distinguished martial history. Early knife fighters frequently consulted fencing manuals for combat applications for their edged weapons. Even though modern fencers no longer duel, their fencing instruction still provides them with all the technical skills necessary to fight and win such engagements – dexterity, endurance, flexibility, superior hand-to-eye coordination and overall fitness. Modern Fencing, first published in 1948, was used to train generations of fencing students at the U.S. Naval Academy. It is unique among fencing manuals because it contains lessons in all three weapons – the foil, épée and sabre – rather than just one. Though long out of print, Modern Fencing is still considered one of the best fencing manuals ever written and is often cited by modern fencing masters for its concise lessons and excellent photos. Don’t miss this opportunity to own this classic military fencing manual. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, 312 pp.