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.
- Hand screen printed covers in gold metallic ink on black textured cover stock
- Interior pages on Italian Arturo paper in soft white
- Hand sewn binding
- Translucent chevron endpapers
- Handmade gold-printed paper spine detailing