Wow, I can't believe it's been two whole months since the last Mail Order Monday!
Today's ad is from 1956 and will let you and a friend poke out your eyes together!
For the low, low price of $2.98 (plus .36 shipping) you'll get:
- a fencing instruction booklet
- two 26" fencing foils with handguards and rubber-tipped points
- Two elasticized clear plastic face shields
- Two fencing club buttons
The ad promises a lot: mighty wrists (do you need that?), fearing no one in the world (as long as you have your foil?), moving faster than the eye can follow (why not become a magician?) and being welcomed and honored the world over by other fencing clubs and fencers (I'm no world traveler, but how many fencers have you met in your travels?)
I tried searching for more information on this item but wasn't able to find anything.
What I did find, was this lovely photo of the Huntsville Fencing Club's 2008 Christmas Party.