Half sportscast, Half reality TV, All fencing. The original TV series "Bladework" premiered on NBC Universal Sports Boston
on November 26th, 2010 and continued for one full season of 13 weekly half-hour episodes.
Before joining the cast, series host Nick Apostolides had been an athlete for years. Football, archery, weight
lifting, and competitive running were a regular part of his life. Fencing, on the other hand, had never crossed his
Nick was given just 12 weeks to learn the basics of fencing, because in the season finale he would be competing
in a USFA tournament.
www.bladework.tv originated as the companion site to the television series in 2010. Since then, it has expanded
into the platform you see today.
Bladework.tv is more than a website, it is a sophisticated social-interest network, content management system, and cloud-based
toolbox packed with content and programs to aid fencers as they seek to perfect their game or to simply stay in
touch with the sport.
An innovative show that was half sportscast and half reality TV, "Bladework" was featured in nearly a dozen local, regional,
national, and industry-specific publications.
These included: The Union Leader, The New Hampshire, Foster's Daily Democrat, The Eagle Tribune, NewEnglandFilm.com, HollywoodEastConnection.com,
The Hippo Press, The Wire, University of New Hampshire Magazine, and American Fencing.