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I'm looking for manufactures of 17th century swords that are up to regular (week ly training). The only ones I have found are Armourcalss (great), and Paul chen (not great). Are there any other suppliers to look at.
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http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB2/

all the sword info you can shake a stick at on here :)

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Thanks. Does sujest that there are very few suppliers of non custom 17th century blunts
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Moved because it was in the wrong forum

What type of 17th century sword are you looking for? There is concieably quite a lot to choose from.

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Post by Meh-Lindi »

The question is still valid, but I suspect that Phil was asking on my behalf.

I was looking at Hangers, back blades, not a specific model, as it was going to be tempered very much by availabilty.


I've gone and ordered myself an Armourclass Tower hanger, and in the meantime, am aquiring a non-period weapon for the more immediate regular meets, and shall simply have to retrain later for the correct weight/handling, when the period one arrives!


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good to see you on here. and yep asking on your behalve cos I couldn't find anything other than what was previusly mentioned.
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Darkwood Armory does excellent work.

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go with an armourclass hanger if you can get one if you like the hack slash sort of style. if you buy off the website i think its more expensive atm but i know when they were in torm recently they were £130 which good also i heard they have also extended the length of the guarantee
bad name choice as no longer a templar ah well
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Meh-Lindi wrote:...shall simply have to retrain later for the correct weight/handling, when the period one arrives!
You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon
is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well. You should not copy
others, but use weapons which you can handly properly. It is bad for commanders
and troopers to have likes and dislikes. These are things you must learn
thoroughly. Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi
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Heron armouries Tim Noyes work is absoulutely top notch and will make any design you want. :thumbup:
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Sasha wrote:
Meh-Lindi wrote:...shall simply have to retrain later for the correct weight/handling, when the period one arrives!
You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon
is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well. You should not copy
others, but use weapons which you can handly properly. It is bad for commanders
and troopers to have likes and dislikes. These are things you must learn
thoroughly. Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi
:wink:

surely however when applied to a modern battlefield as a reenactor you will only be using your own weapon, so it is surely better to make sure u know how to use properly it for yours and others safety if nothing else

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Well up to now, I've been training, using both a hand and a half medievel, and a saxon/vike sword for the same purpose, so I think I have handling different weights and fees covered, however, I would still like to know "what" I can and can't do when I am using "the correct" sword.

I'm sure many people would not be as profficient (I wouldn't suggest that they wouldn't be as safe) when using a weapon other than one they train with every week?

(I did go with armourclass - it has just arrived.)
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well i hope its up to standard mine certainly was!
bad name choice as no longer a templar ah well
for the morlais instead!

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more importantly is training every week all year (twice if possible!) to keep your standard high. Also a good idea is to bulk up a bit (especially your triceps- these are your 'brakes' when you swing!).

Armourclass are making some nicely weighted hangers these days...

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