Sunday, March 7, 2010
Fencing Fact: 11
Fencing used to be done with a sword and a dagger style knife. However i am not sure if that was just how they fought duels to the death or if that was ever actually part of the sport, or for that matter if it is just a concept that Hollywood cooked up years back and is now generally accepted as being accurate because it has been seen too many times in bad movies. If anyone knows the truth of this matter i would love for them to leave me a comment to clear up the subject because i am seriously not sure about this one. That said fencing with a long and short blade would make the sport much more difficult, and much more interesting. Unfortunately it would also make refing nearly if not completely impossible and therfore will never happen.