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Die Mensur

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Die Mensur is a hand-bound art book detailing the history and practice of academic fencing in Germany and Austria. This ritualized form of fencing is a test of courage and character for fraternity members that has remained virtually unchanged since the mid-1800s. The book includes interviews with men who have participated in the Mensur along with information on the equipment, rules, and background of this rite.

Die Mensur is a collaboration between Tenebrous Kate and Gilles de Rais, lyricist and musician with the band Porta Nigra.

This book is strictly limited to an edition of 45.

Construction details:
-32 pages
-Hand screen printed covers in gold metallic ink
-Interior pages on Italian Arturo paper in soft white
-Hand sewn binding
-Translucent chevron endpapers
-Handmade gold-printed paper spine detailing