I used to fence
That's pretty cool! I've never done that. I'd like to, but never made moves to try.
- One longsword I got for my 14th birthday. Pretty ordinary but I love it. -decorative.
- One foil. This was found by my mum under a demolished house. Bent up like a rusty noodle. But I'm good with steel though and straightened it out. It's a real working sports sword of the older
type of foil: not flexible. It's hard and stiff steel .-not decorative.
- Three sabres. All 1800's military, cavalry style weapons with flat, curved blades (none are antique, all
are new). -all decorative, but only because none have a sharpened edge. Perfectly sound otherwise.
All are in storage though, not letting my kids near them
My dad was the same when I was little… he used to be a champion long-range competition target shooter. But because of us kids he got rid of his guns and so gave up the shooting. He never went back to it :(