VIII Fencing tournament "Ius Gladii – The right of the sword"


The fencing tournament “Ius gladii” will not only bolster modern fencing techniques, but will also provide the historic feeling of such a tournament. 

The fencing matches will be declared by the herald, who historically was the attendant of lords and knights, a knower of coat of arms, messenger, or translator. The knights will be fighting for the honor of their each respective lady, who’ll be cheering up the knights, and, in the chance of victory, with an irresistible smile, will gift their brave knight a handkerchief.

The tournament is being hosted in collaboration with the Latvian Fencing Federation, of which the winners will win a sword and a helmet to hold until the next fencing tournament. The sword and helmet holds the engravings of every winner from previous years.