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Message posted by Peter Smith,  from London (zhivago1@gmail.com) on Wednesday, February 10 2016

Can somebody recommend? Pete



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Message posted by Kumar Devadasan,  from London (indiajack@yahoo.com) on Monday, February 10 2014

Long time since the Poly FC and ULU FC Hope you are well. Injuries almost healed so think of starting again



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Message posted by Nathalie Whittle,  from London (nathalie_whittle@ipcmedia.com) on Friday, February 07 2014

Hi everyone, I work for a monthly women's glossy magazine, and I'm looking for a woman aged 35 to 60 who has taken up fencing in the last five years or so - and got fit. Perhaps you've suffered with a health problem or couldn't find a sport you could stick to - but fencing has changed that? Or you simply took up fencing as a hobby, but now you feel stronger and fitter than ever? Whatever your story, I'd love to hear it. Please message me on here, or email on nathalie_whittle@ipcmedia.com. Thanks! Nathalie



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Message posted by Peter Smith,  from sw1 london (zhivago1@gmail.com) on Thursday, January 30 2014

Ideal sword for perfect thrust



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Message posted by Anett,  from Central London (soosanett@gmail.com) on Wednesday, January 22 2014

Epee, women`s kit for sale ,good condition, they have not been used much. - Uhlmann Royal 800NM wmn RH jacket, like new size 76. - Uhlmann 800NM RH lightweight plastron, size Small. - Leon Paul Phoenix 350NM breeches - Leon Paul F100 epee mask 350NM The whole kit as above plus: a glove, chest protector, RH epee (pistol) and epee-bag: £195 (cost £460 when new )



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Message posted by Craig,  from Wimbledon, London (craig@barkingiguana.com) on Monday, January 20 2014

Hello, Some time ago I purchased a full adult male fencing kit with a left handed electric foil, but for various reason stopped fencing. I'd like to sell it. Would you like to but it? Unpacked but never worn. Left handed Paul France electric foil size 5, French grip. Body wire. Large mask. 40" Jacket. 36" Breeches 350N - very tiny mark on these. Large 800N plastron. Size 9 glove. Size 12 socks. Paul France bag to carry everything. Cost when new £374.72. Will sell for £120, and I can either bring the gear in to central London or you can pick up from Wimbledon, which ever is easier. Original for sale notification with pictures -> http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/full-adult-male-electric-fencing-kit-for-sale-left-handed-foil/1044546900



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Message posted by Antoine Barthes,  from London (antoinebarthes@gmail.com) on Monday, July 29 2013

Hi, I am selling my electric épée + wire + single weapon bag (blue). This is a Leon Paul weapon (standard LP blade). I made very little use of it, so it is very good condition. Epee + wire + bag is £40 please contact me if interested antoinebarthes@gmail.com Cheers Antoine



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Message posted by Antoine Barthes,  from London (antoinebarthes@gmail.com) on Monday, July 29 2013

Hi, I am selling Leon Paul fencing bag (no wheels). Color is blue, capacity 70 litres. It can hold all your kit + extra room without any problems I've used it quite a lot, but still is in good condition. Price is £25 Contact me if interested. antoinebarthes@gmail.com CHeers ANtoine



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Message posted by Marina,  from London (zhivago1@gmail.com) on Thursday, July 04 2013

Hello, Just wandering whether anyone is planning to go to a competition in August/September 2013. Marina



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Message posted by Bronwen. Williams,  from Milton Keynes (Bronnymj@live.coluk) on Sunday, May 19 2013

Hello. I am the daughter of British fencing champion professor gomer Williams. It was interesting to read your comments. It is nice to read you were fond of him. Unfortunately my dad passed away 5 years ago from a heart attack. It was sudden and not expected. I remember as a child going to channing. I used to present the flowers and cups at the tournaments he arranged. I went to St. Helens . Northwood and left in 1980. It would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers my dad. Thanks . Bronwen



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Message posted by Marco Sonntag,  from London (engarde@mcsunday.com) on Tuesday, February 26 2013

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/fencing--electric-epee-with-body-wire-and-carrier-bag/1010738708 Thanks :-)



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Message posted by Tom Birmingham,  from Rokkit (tom@rokkit.tv) on Tuesday, February 12 2013

I'm looking for 2 competent fencers to feature in a music video that we're filming in Central London on Tuesday/Wednesday 19th/20th Feb. The successful applicants will be needed for a maximum of half a day. There will be a fee for your time and travel expenses (within London) will be covered. If you're interested please call Tom 07823 447640 or email tom@rokkit.tv



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Message posted by Alex Heather,  from London (alheather@gmail.com) on Tuesday, September 18 2012

Hello all, Sadly, I am no longer fencing, so I am selling my full kit. So, for sale I have: LP Jacket 350N - Size 38 LP Breeches 350N - Size 34 LP Plastron - CEN Level 2 800N - Size S LP Lightweight Lame - CEN Level 2 800N - Size 38 LP Mask - 350N - Size Medium LP Latitude Bag LP Glove RH - Size S LP Foil test box Bayonet bodywire x 2 2 Pin bodywire x 2 LP Electric FIE Foil Maraging blade - Pistol Grip - Bayonet Allstar Electric Foil - Pistol Grip - 2 Pin LP Non-electric Practice Foil x 2 foil sleeves All is in very, very good condition, especially the whites. The lame has a few marks from use but otherwise was only used for around 2 months. The blades have signs of wear but are otherwise in perfect working order. All this kit new would cost you around £650 but I am open to offers. You can email at alheather@gmail.com or phone/text on 07966969528. Happy fencing.



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Message posted by Ewa Lachowicz,  from london (ewa.m.lachowicz@gmail.com) on Wednesday, August 08 2012

Hi there, I am fine art student / photographer working with old photographic. I am looking for people for portraiture and was wondering if any of you would be interested. The photos are done using old fashion wooden camera and nineteenth century photography technique called Wet Plate Collodion. You can see some of them on my FB page www.facebook.com/ewamagolachowicz Feel free to email me and ask questions I hopeto hear back from you. Best Ewa



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Message posted by Mrs Malvisi,  from North London (anmarie.malvisi@gmail.com) on Monday, May 28 2012

Barely used Leon-Paul white fencing jacket size 40 (club 005, 350N)



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Message posted by Marco Alessi,  from home (ma@marcoalessi.co.uk) on Wednesday, May 16 2012

The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe Thursday 17th May, 2012 - Sunday 16th September, 2012 Price: Admission Free Witness the cutting edge of fashion as you’ve never seen it before! This exhibition tells the untold story of this fascinating and little known area of Renaissance art: revealing the fantastically skilled artistry behind the rapier; at once a weapon, fashion item, and rich jewellery object; representing the rise of a new and upwardly mobile middle class, sixteenth-century concepts of masculinity and the emergence of the duel of honour. Summer 2012 represents the perfect opportunity to investigate the historical and social development of the ancient art of sword-fighting. The modern sport of fencing is one of the nine original Olympic sports but is also a piece of a much older story which began with the Renaissance fashion for carrying and fighting with swords in everyday life. A man of means in the sixteenth century went nowhere without his sword, and was always prepared to use it. The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe comprises exquisite and deadly weapons and other works of art from the Wallace Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Armouries, and British private collections, brought together with stunning princely weapons and costume from some of the greatest continental collections, exhibited in Britain for the first time. The very best sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century swords will be seen alongside beautifully illustrated fencing manuals from the Howard de Walden Library, on long-term loan to the Wallace Collection, while portraits, design books and documents will help place the Renaissance rapier in its social and artistic context to tell us more about the men who owned and used it. During the Renaissance civilian swords were not just weapons: they were works of art. A bewildering variety of decorative techniques went into creating the finest rapiers: fire-gilding, damascening, enamelling, steel-carving and encrusting with precious metals and fine jewels. The rapier of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576), never before seen in Britain, is the paragon of the art of the sword. Modelled with unbelievable skill in solid gold, the hilt, glittering with multi-coloured enamel in many bright colours, is set onto a deadly Milanese blade of the very best quality. Such high-status weapons were highly complex and individualistic, demanding enormous sums from those determined to impress their world. Sword workshops also created buckles, buttons, and all the other mounts and fittings needed to seamlessly integrate the sword with the whole gentlemanly costume. One exceptional example on display is the rapier of Elector Christian II of Saxony (1583-1611), displayed for the first time alongside its matching doublet and breeches, cut from the finest Italian silk. The evolution of the sword as a literally razor-sharp fashion statement represents an important social phenomenon. In the medieval period the wearing of swords in a non-military context was strongly discouraged. The sword was the tool and symbol of the warrior elite, the knights. This all changed as the Renaissance period ushered in the rise of a new elite class who not only had the means to follow the latest opulent fashions, but set the trends, often appropriating the traditional status symbols of the nobility. A beautiful sword was the Rolex of its day: the proud wearing of it was a statement of its owner’s status and power. The dramatic increase in the carrying of swords, and specifically the appearance of the long, thrusting rapier, helped make the Renaissance world an increasingly dangerous place, one in which duelling (though technically illegal) became commonplace and a whole training community developed to service this new fashion. The sword was as much a daily accessory then as a mobile phone is today, but its use left people dead in the street. In the Renaissance, there were no boundaries separating beauty and brutality, the work of art from the killing tool. The sword was both a splendid and a savage object, while the art of defence, or ‘fencing’, was regarded as an aesthetically pleasing movement system with just as much expressive value as a courtly dance. The ability to kill an enemy in a beautiful way was one of the essential attributes of nobility and as the aspiring middle classes began to emulate the elite, the duelling sub-culture grew. The arrest of the playwright Ben Jonson after killing a man in a duel, and the death of Christopher Marlowe in a brawl were just two famous results of its rapid spread in Elizabethan London. The business of the fencing master was a popular culture with its own celebrities. Great artists like Albrecht Dürer illustrated fencing or ‘fight’ manuals, which presented the art of sword-fighting as both an art and a science. The exhibition will display a range of these beautiful manuals, from the Howard de Walden Library, by such masters as Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Camillo Agrippa and Achille Marozzo, which reveal a focus on skill, body forms, precision, fashion, and at times, gruesome results. They are a previously unseen and largely unknown treat; a rare window into life in the great Renaissance cities of Europe. Alongside them will be exhibited sixteenth-century training weapons designed specifically for different schools of fencing: from rapier and dagger fighting to the more obvious precursors of the modern day sport of fencing. Visitors will hopefully leave with a new understanding of this often underappreciated Renaissance art form. The journey of discovery will settle on a time in history where art, sport and science converged, with the spotlight turned on virtuoso craftsmanship and its fascinating social history.



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Message posted by Kim,  from london (kimthp@hotmail.com) on Monday, April 30 2012

Hi, I'm a student photographer doing personal work and looking for Female, male and Wheelchair fencing player. This is documentary photogrphy for disalbed Atheltes, aims to encourage and inspire people who are able and disable. The work is not fashion or commissioned photograogy but fine art work that will be exhibited at a gallery space. If you're interested, here's a link to my webpage for samples of my work: http://kimthp.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks, looking forward to hear back from you. KIM mobile: +44 (0)74 0150 5450 Kimthp@hotmail.com



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Message posted by James,  from London (j.w.monroe@gmx.com) on Friday, April 20 2012

I used to fence a few years back- but I no longer fence now. However, I still have my fencing gear, which I am seeking to sell so someone else can utilise it. The kit comprises jacket and breeches, both 350 Newtons, and left handed male; jacket is size 34, breeches are size 32. The kit is Leon Paul; however I have a PBT set which is pretty much identical in specifications.  Additionally, there is a left handed size 12 glove,  medium mask (350 Newtons), shoes, size 7.5, and a Leon Paul bag. There are also two swords, a foil and a sabre. Both are left handed and electric, and the foil is French grip. If anyone is interested, I also discovered a book; Fencing, The Modern International Style, by Sitvan Lukovich (1986).   If anyone is interested, do get in touch.



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Message posted by Jeremy Oates,  from United Kingdom (jeremyoates@hotmail.com) on Wednesday, February 01 2012

4th Annual Saxon Fencing Club Golden Anniversary Novice Foil Championship 25th March 2012 at St. Benedicts School, 5 Montpelier Ave, Ealing, W5 2XP, Qualifications: • Less than two years fencing experience and no national senior ranking points. Club captains are asked to use their discretion and not enter any fencer who, for exceptional reasons could not be considered a “novice” even if meeting this qualification. • 13 years of age or above • BFA membership – Including Social membership if this your only competition of the year.. • Full CEN 1 protective fencing equipment, including mask, plastron, jacket and breeches. • Electric foil and lame. Note that the revised target area will be used (ie masks with metalled bibs will be required). Format: • 1 or 2 rounds of seeding poules (depending on entry size), bouts played to 5 points or 3 minutes. • No elimination from poules. • Direct Elimination rounds played to 15 points or 9 minutes. • Poules will be mixed seeding a DE Tableaux for each sex (subject to composition of entry) Organisers retain the right to vary the format based on size of entry and circumstances on the day. ______________________________ Entry form: 4th Annual Saxon Fencing Club Golden Anniversary Novice Foil Championship Name: Club: Telephone: Email: No. months fencing Experience: BFA number: I understand that the organising committee does not accept responsibility for any accident, loss or damage sustained during the Tournament. I enclose my Entry fee of £12. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Saxon Fencing Club’. At the event photographs may be taken for the purposes of publicity for the event, the club or fencing generally. I agree that the photographer and any person, firm or company acting on their behalf or with their consent is entitled to use any images derived from photographs taken of me on for the purposes described above and in any media. I also agree that the images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and may be subject to digital enhancement. I accept that I will not be entitled to any payment in respect of such use of the photographs and that I have no copyright or other intellectual property rights in any of them” Signed (parent or guardian if under 18): Date: Closing Date for Entries 19th March 2012. Late entries (£3 late fee) at the organiser’s discretion. Entries to Mrs Lucie Maldoom, 14 Park Lane, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6BJ. Tel No. 07936 871565 Check in on the day by 9.30.am. PLEASE NOTE – The clocks go forward the weekend of the 25th March.



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Message posted by marcus baron,  from United Kingdom (marcus@marcusbaron.wanadoo.co.uk) on Friday, September 16 2011

Here's a date for your diary - the last one was a great success. More info to follow.



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