A 2018 reenactment at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site of a mid-19th century “Brigade” when the company employees returned to the fort after months of trapping furs in outlying areas. Both Navy sailors and the Marines trained in the use of cutlasses (a type of sabre). In the photo, the Royal Marines are in red uniforms, Royal Navy in blue. At front right, Instructor-at-Arms Jeff Richardson of Academia Duellatoria. The reenactors are conducting a partner drill.

Curious Northwest

Fort Vancouver offers sword fighting classes, minus real duels

This fall, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is offering classes for those interested in the clash of steel.

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