I’m going to stop you right there: Montano (ITA) v Limbach (GER) and Szatmari (HUN)

Skyhooks, draw cuts, whatever you want to call the: after falling off the radar for a couple of seasons, they’re now as trendy in sabre as beards.

Aldo Montano can usually be relied on for a little flair, and he wasn’t letting anyone down in Seoul. We’ve previous looked in some detail at his bout with Limbach in the 16, but the drama in that bout wasn’t all about refereeing. There was also some epic sabre to be had:

I know it’s hardly an original observation,  but jeez that guy moves nicely.

He’d done a test deployment in the previous round, where it made Andras Szatmari very sad:

The match was classy as hell, right up to the part where Montano punches Szatmari in the face:

Slick moves.

Things kind of escalated after that. It’s all up on CyrusofChaos, and is worth a look. There’s plenty of drama here as well, although not quite as good as the next round against Limbach. Szatmari is well and truly fired up, which to be fair often happens after you get punched in the face.