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Among the latest acquisitions are:
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  • English Solingen foil with grooved disc guard inscribed Second Junior Prize carried by Mr David White 21st April 1838.

  • Pair mid-19th century Solingen foils made by Friedrich Hörster (working 1830-70), with steel decorative pierced guards.

  • Late 19th century decorative Solingen foil with gilding on all four sides of the blade, brass & ormolu fig-of-8 guard of oak & laurel design and a helmet pommel.
  • Early 20th century sabre stamped Gardiner, sports equipment suppliers of Hoddesdon, Herts.
  • 1938 Webley & Scott fencing musket.
  • French bronze medal, 47 mm diameter, by A Desaide inscribed Tournoi International 1896, in a black velvet-lined case. [In June 1896 in Paris, 72 competitors took part in the first international open epee tournament and each received one of these medals.]
  • English Epée Club gilded bronze medal, 50 mm diameter, inscribed Capt. A.D.E. Craig winner of the Le Froy Cup 1939. [David Craig (1887-1961) became Britain’s oldest Olympic fencer at the age of 61, when he was a member of the epee team at the 1948 Olympics. In 1939 he won every Epee Club cup except one, when he was runner-up.] 
  • Medals won by Squadron-Leader John Fitzmaurice between 1932 and 1939, including the British Junior Epee Championship and the Inter-Services epee and sabre championships.
  • Watercolour by Joseph Nash (1808-1878), showing a 17th century fencing scene in the grounds of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire.