Publications

1891 – October 14,th – First Fencing Rules 1891_firstrulebooksm.jpg

Amateur Fencers’ League of America first fencing rules, published October 14, 1891

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1893 – May 2nd 1893_secondrulebooksm.jpg

The second AFLA rule book, published May 2, 1893

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1894 – October 29th – Rules inquiry 1894_rulesinquirysm.jpg

American Fencers’ League of America rules inquiry, published October 29, 1894

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1913 – 1914 AFLA Rules 1AFLArulesfor1913&1914thumb.jpg

1913 – 1914 AFLA Rules

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1915 – 1916 AFLA Rules AFLArules1915-1916ath.jpg

1915 – 1916 AFLA Rules (4 pages)

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1924 AFLA Rules 1924AFLArules1th.jpg

1924 AFLA Rules

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1949 – November Volume 1 American_FencingV1s.jpg

American Fencing Magazine, Volume 1 November 1949

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1952 August American Fencing Magazine 1952AMERICANFENCING1sm.jpg

1952 August

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1954 June American Fencing Magazine alt

1954 June

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1955 Northwest Fencer alt

1955 Northwest Fencer

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1964 May – Ed Vebell AMERICANfencingMAGMay64S.jpg

American Fencing Magazine 1964, featuring Ed Vebell

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1967 – November – Jack Keane American Fencing Magaziner Jack Keane

American Fencing Magazine 1967, featuring Jack Keane Continue reading →

1969 July Leo Sobel and Peter Tishman 1969americanfencingmagazine.jpg

Leo Sobel and Peter Tishman, AFLA Treasurers on the cover of American Fencing Magazine, July 1969

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1970 March – April – Csiszar Invitational Epee American Fencing Magazine

American Fencing Magazine Volume 21    March/April 197, Csiszar Invitational Epee

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1971 – Volume 23, Number 2 American Fencing Magazine

1971 – Volume 23, Number 2

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1972 – November Csaba Elthes and Alex Orban 1972ELTHESORBAN2.jpg

Alex Orban, five times United States saber champion with Csaba Elthes, his coach at an Olympic team training session held this summer (1972) at Hunter College in New York. Continue reading →

1975 November Martin Lang AMfencingMAG1975.jpg

American Fencing Magazine1975, featuring Martin Lang

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1976 Jr. Olympics Brochure 1976JrOlymcover2.jpg

1979 Jr. Olympics Brochure

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1976 March – April – Michael and Robert Marx American Fencing Magazine

American Fencing Magazine  1976, Featuring Michael and Robert Marx

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1976 US Nationals USnationalsbrochure1976B.jpg

1976 US Nationals

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1977 – Volume 28, Number 6 American Fencing Magazine

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1979 – Volume 30 Number 3 American Fencing Magazine

1979 – Volume 30 Number 3

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1984 March – April – Peter Westbrook westbrook84amfencings.jpg

 

American Fencing Magazine, March – April 1984, featuring Peter Westbrook

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1985 January – February – Ed Lucia EDDIELUCIAJanFeb1985S.jpg

American Fencing Magazine, January – February 1985, Featuring Ed Lucia

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1986 January – February – Michael Marx MARX1985Jan86s.jpg

American Fencing Magazine January 1986
Michael Marx (right) vs. Loguin  (USSR) during 1985 World University Games.

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1989 Donna Stone AMFencing_Stone_Donna0889B.jpg

1989 American Fencing Magazine, featuring Donna Stone – Fifth  in the World.

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1989 Jr. Olympics Brochure 1989JrOlym2.jpg

1989 Jr. Olympics Brochure

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1991 – New York Fencers Club americanfencing1991nyfc2.jpg

New York Fencers’ Club wins the 1991 Foil Team title which they have won 8 out of the last 12 years. (left to r) Jeff Bukantz (on the last 7 national championship teams,Jerome Demarque (2), Jack Tichacek (on all 8 teams), Nathaniel Cohen (3), and Al Carlay. Continue reading →

1992 July – Sept – Caitlin Bilodeaux Caitlin Bilodeaux

American Fencing Magazine 1992, featuring Caitlin Bilodeaux

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1997 – Winter – Ann Marsh 1997AmFencingMagS.jpg

American Fencing Magazine 1997, featuring Ann Marsh

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2000 – April – Andrea Ament 2000AprilAmerFencMag2.jpg

American Fencing Magazine April 2000, featuring Andrea Ament

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Fencing Advertisements fencing media

Advertisements and miscelaneous fencing media.

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Fencing Rules in America

The Amateur Fencers League of America adopted its first Fencing Rules on October 14, 1891. The Museum has original editions of 37 different rule books that were published between 1891 and 1995. Each new edition was larger than its predecessor. In the order in which they were published:

 
October 14, 1891
May 2, 1893
October 29, 1894
March 12, 1895
January 6, 1897
May 12, 1897
May 22, 1899
May 3, 1901
May 15, 1903
May 18, 1904
May 10, 1905
May 12, 1906
May 15, 1907
May 13, 1908
May 12, 1909
October 21, 1910
July 30, 1911
October 19, 1911
October 22, 1912
February 6, 1913
October 15, 1913
October, 1923  (Museum does not have this rule book)
July 1, 1923 Information booklet listing the Board of Governors, Divisions of the AFLA, the members, the previous national champions, constitution, by-laws, donated trophies and cups.
1924 Rule Book – no changes from 1923
1926 Rule Book – no changes from 1923
February, 1928
1933
1937
1940
1951
1957
1965
1968
1970
1974
1979
1987
1991
1995

Sword and Racquet February 1932 #1 Sword and Racquet

Sword and Racquet February 1932 #1

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Sword and Racquet February 1932 #2 Sword and Racquet Magazine

Sword and Racquet February 1932 #2

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Sword and Racquet February 1932 #3 Sword and Racquet Magazine

Sword and Racquet Magazine
February 1932
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The Riposte RIPOSTEmagazineMar261937S.jpg

America’s oldest magazine of Fencing,” published six times yearly at ll4 Washington Place, New York, N.Y., by and for fencers in America.”

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