Doesn’t everyone wish he could fence?.....It is violence refined into beauty, it has associations with love, honor and suicidal pride. We think of great fencers-unlike great footballers or junk-bond salesman-as superior beings: air and fire, rather than earth and water. We think of Cyrano, Zorro and the Three Musketeers.
James Traub GQ 1994
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Change the Cant
I am close he says. The cant needs to be a bit more down and out.
I am going to fix one darn weapon till he likes it.