Liber et gladius in manu una.
This is our motto. We believe what our ancestors believed – fencing is art and science, theory and practice, mind and body. Equally blending these aspects is our quest.
We are Florian Fortner and Julian Schrattenecker – passionate historical fencers. We think that the only way to master these arts is by thoroughly studying the sources – even if that means to learn a new language and to translate manuscripts. Using the correct tools – even if that means learning to manufacture our own weapons based on period originals. This is not a quick and easy way, but a long and satisfying one.
On this website we present some of our ongoing work, for the enjoyment and, hopefully, good use for you fellow fencers!
If you have feedback or requests, send an email to: florian (at) rapier.at