Rule Books

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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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