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Foils (swords)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Fencing swords, lighter than épées, having a light, very flexible, quadrangular blade with a button on the end, generally used for practice or for recreational and competitive fencing. Since the 1930s, the button has been made as a spring-loaded contact device acting on pressure to score hits by means of electrical signals. Formerly, the term was used for all swords with blunted points.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary Behling memorabilia

Identifier: SC156
Arrangement This collection is organized into a single series: Series 1: Athletic Memorabilia
Dates: circa 1930s-1973; Bulk circa 1930s; Existence: Date acquired: 2006-10-13