Silkfencing Team

A throughout update of the Polish hussar szabla article.

January 28, 2023

This paper is a second step in the long term research on Polish fencing made by the Silkfencing Team. It will deal with similar aspects as the previous paper with a major update of sources and data. This article will be treating about very similar subject of sabres used by the most iconic Polish unit - the Winged Hussars.

Translation of an excerpt from Werner 1824 sabre vs pallasch manual.

March 6, 2022

Beneath is presented an excerpt from the Johan Adolf Ludwig Werner manual titled Versuch einer theoretishen anweisung zur Fechtkunst im Hiebe, published in 1824 in Leipzig. It treats about the differences between a cavalry weapon and a typical haurappier, a type of broadsword or spadroon used for Academical Fencing in 18th and 19th century.

This is first of a series of translations presenting different understanding of differences in fencing with cavalry and duelling oriented weaponry.

Series will be concluded with an article summarizing the main differences. 

Translation of Roux chapter on differences between straight and curved weapons

March 6, 2022

Below is the translation of an excerpt from the Wilhelm Roux's, Anweisung Zum Hiebfechten mit graden und krummen Klingen, printed in 1840 in Jena. It descries the differences between the curved sabre and a typical straight bladed pallasch use. 

This is part of a bigger series comparing the curved bladed weaponry system in central Europe according to historical sources

Article on the oldest Polish sabre manual written in Polish

January 24, 2022

Beneath is the link to the article on Starzewski treatise on Fencing written in 1840. It is the first sabre manual writte in Polish. Though it was printed in 1930 by his grandson, it is often regarded as fake. 

Due to that, I have written an article that compares this system to other manuals of the period, to compare and contrast whether it is a 20th cenutyr fake or an actual manual of the period.


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