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G. Ingram




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Matched pair of WeDi Solingen epees         Reply with quote

Does anyone know anything about these epees? They are a matched pair and look to be hand made. The maker's mark visible on the hilt is WeDi SOLINGEN. They look to be made of excelent steel though not polished. The hand guard seems to be hammered and riveted by hand. The pommel is newly wrapped with jute. Each has a leather finger hold that is in good shape. I have attached pictures. I bought them from an estate sale.


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Arne Focke
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those were, or are, used in student corporations, the duelling kind.
They pop up here and there in antique shops.
I almost bought one once in Munich, but it was a tad to expensive for my taste.

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Jean-Carle Hudon




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: sabres         Reply with quote

Mr Ingram,
given the hand protection, the recess for the thumb, and the leather for the finger, I would figure that these are sabres and not epees. The sabre will study the cut, which the epee neglects. These are surely older models. JCH

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Vaclav Homan




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This sword type is Schleger. Schleger was using from 19th in student alliance to specific duel Mensur.
Regular german nacionalist had to have seam from Schleger.
Now live in german master Schleger fencing and in Austria are Bursch corporation based on Mensur and nacionalism.
Schleger is for cut attack objective is cheek. Neck and eyes are protect.

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