Sunday Salon
Grand Assault
of Arms
 November 14, 2020 

A Great opportunity to experience 18th and 19th century history for free.


In the 17 and 18th centuries, a culture of salons flourished in Europe. Salons were social gatherings in which individuals engaged in the art of conversation in pursuit of knowledge and fellowship. This is a social event with an introduction and training in Victorian Era fencing techniques with smallsword, foil, dueling sword and military saber.

  • Fencing for beginners and advanced participants.

  • No experience necessary, equipment provided.  

  • Discussion forum on 18th and 19th century history.

  • Beverages and light snacks.

  • Ages 21 and older. 

  • Monthly Salons are free!


Our 6th Annual Grand Assault of Arms will be held at the Farmers Branch Historical Park - 2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. Admission is free.

The public is invited to cheer for their champions, ask questions, and take photos. Trained fencers will be on hand to answer any questions the public may have. By the end of the afternoon, a winner will be announced.


Weapons to be contested:

  • Classical Foil

  • Military Saber

  • Singlestick

  • Dueling Sword

  • Bayonet vs. Saber

  • Foil & Dagger

Masks required. 

Patrons will be seated according to social distancing guidelines.

A Public Exhibition of nineteenth century fencing matches, to be contested among the members of the Victorian Fencing Society with various fencing weapons to determine a champion.​

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