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PostPosted: 15 Jul 2020 17:05
by Ulrich von L...n
Thearos wrote:...presumably waiting his turn for a go at the kendo master ?

I find it fascinating that there is a real possibility that the person in the middle could be fencing master Castello, wearing a really serious glove with a massive forearm protection, observing the bout between Conde Koma and his student (?).

PostPosted: 15 Jul 2020 17:07
by Ulrich von L...n
A very similar fencing glove from 1895 (Hungary).

http://dka.oszk.hu/036600/036621/1895_Oldal_172_c.jpg
(Hungarian Digital Archive)