KOVEX ARS

Historic questions, thoughts and other interesting stuff

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
Skevmeister
Post Centurion
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:10 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

KOVEX ARS

Postby Skevmeister » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:32 am

Does any of my esteemed and learned colleagues have one of their swords or know somebody who has one and what are their / your opinions.

Skev


ad augusta per angusta

No Hamster's, Moderators, Animals, or Re-Enactors were harmed in the making of this post.

Skev keeping it real since '86

Apathy Ain't A Policy

User avatar
DomT
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Kernow

Postby DomT » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:48 am

This was discussed awhile back.

They is good. I dont have one but I know people who do and they've put them througth a couple of hard seasons with no major signs of wear.

Recomended by several regular long term posters who are fond of their swords and have tried a lot of different blades.


"Sir, I disagree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. "

"To hear one voice clearly, we must have freedom to hear them all."

Dom Twist. Black Company, Kernow Levy, Team KGB and freelance idiot.

User avatar
Wobbly Paul
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:18 pm
Location: 'Orsham, Sussex
Contact:

Postby Wobbly Paul » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:08 pm

...And I think (?) they're trading at Twinwoods? (But best check on the David Smith (World Domination) site for details) :wink:



User avatar
Ayliffe's Steve
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:11 pm
Location: Basingstoke

Postby Ayliffe's Steve » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:01 pm

I bought one at last year's Twinwoods.

As well as doing a couple of shows I train twice a week and fight full power whenever my opponent has the armour to absord it.

I have had absolutely no problems with it whatsoever. I think its an awesome sword.


All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.

We are the GCoT - you will be assimilated.

User avatar
Phil the Grips
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:01 pm
Location: Auld Reekie- capital village o' Jockland
Contact:

Postby Phil the Grips » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:00 pm

Nice stuff- a couple of the CoDDS lads have their stuff and a lot of the Dutch I play with use their stuff. It is very simply made, ain't pretty but is solid and the price exchange is good.

Jiri is fast too- he apologised that my dagger would take three weeks to make as he was busy, then made it in under two and had it posted before asking me to transfer the money to him- that's trusting!


--Angels also carry weapons--
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/

tonw
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: yorkshire
Contact:

Postby tonw » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:12 pm

I would love one based purely off their demonstration at tweksbury last year

When on guy questioned their durabilty blacksmith too sword the guy was interested had on of the others hold it to the edge of the anvil and he hit it with a hammer as hard as he could.

Sword burred the anvil

if that wasn't enough he then laid it flat and hit it with a bigger hammer and showed that the blade had not bent at all

needless to say guy bought sword which was a shame as I wanted the one he got...

but not I have Sybile and I'm happy


--
You are never too old to storm a bouncy castle!

Don't poke angry people!!

User avatar
EmanwelOfGwent
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:37 pm
Location: A very cold, dusty library

Postby EmanwelOfGwent » Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:25 pm

The only thing to watch out for IMO (and not a very experianced one at that) is that some of the crossguards are a bit on the skinny side -
My hand & a Half got one side of the cross a bit bent in shipping (though I haven't the faintest idea what sort of force it took to do that) and someone I know had the crossguard of a falchion bent at Tewkesbury - you can see which designs are likely to suffer from this problem.

That aside they're great.

http://www.kovex-ars.cz/indexe.html

in case anyone's after the link


"O Lord, Please remove thy thumb"
the Theif Filewood, attempting to claim benefit of clergy

User avatar
Gyrthofhwicce
Posts: 186
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:11 pm
Location: Bedfordshire
Contact:

Postby Gyrthofhwicce » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:20 pm

I have one of their two handed Saxon Huscarl axes, mmmmmmmm, fecking gorgeous bit of kit.


Bear Claw Traders, bringing you the finest in Finnish Reindeer skins and utility and banquet knives. AND NOW, lovely shiney helmets

www.bearclawtraders.co.uk

User avatar
Ian Macintyre
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:05 pm
Location: Edinburgh

Postby Ian Macintyre » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:09 pm

Best sword I own for fencing with is a Kovex Ars longsword.

One note. Being central European chappies they have slightly less stringent ideas on the roundness of tips. two mins of grinding will sort that. The edges are fine however.


Hating is easy, loving takes real character

Be excellent to each other AND party on dudes

Charisma 17

User avatar
Cat
Post Centurion
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:40 pm
Location: A Muddy Field Near Tewkesbury

Postby Cat » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:31 pm

I second the Salmon Lord. Bought one last year. Lovely piece of kit, point did need rounding, but took me (not good with my hands) all of 5 mins with a file.


http://www.blood.co.uk. You get biscuits and everything.
A'Stanley A'Stanley!

User avatar
Skevmeister
Post Centurion
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:10 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Postby Skevmeister » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:10 am

That's cool then I shall be speaking to these very nice men about getting two of these at the tewksbury, on for my brithday present, and one for here ladyships birthday present (turning into a bit of an annual event for her tho')

I will remember then griding the tips.......

Thanks for your advice......

We need two 2 handed swords.... but I am a bit confused about what periods they would call gothic and renaissance.... taking into account that we doa period between 1350 - 1450'ish what would your advice be

TQO likes the one on this page at the bottom - http://www.kovex-ars.cz/armoury/emeced.html - number RMO26

and I like

http://www.kovex-ars.cz/armoury/emecec.html - number GM010

your thoughts please ladeees and gentleman.

Skev


ad augusta per angusta

No Hamster's, Moderators, Animals, or Re-Enactors were harmed in the making of this post.

Skev keeping it real since '86

Apathy Ain't A Policy

User avatar
craig1459
Post Centurion
Posts: 646
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:06 am
Location: Derby
Contact:

Postby craig1459 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:37 am

I'm going to Prague the week before Tewkie so orders please :lol:

I probably won't pick anything up but if I do -
What are the rules and regs of transporting re-enactment weapons on a plane?


die Behmen hinder iren bafosen ... stunden vest wie die mauren

tonw
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: yorkshire
Contact:

Postby tonw » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:16 pm

daggers so long as they are wrapped up and its going to be blood hard work getting it out

fine in suitcase


sword have to be bloody well wrapped and need to be checked in as secure luggage i think

also make sure you get the retailer to sign a peice of paper saying that they are decorations and not for fighting with (will save you getting taxed)

and finally the best place is in the castle itself then the staff in the markets (if its there) not the shop in the city


--

You are never too old to storm a bouncy castle!



Don't poke angry people!!

User avatar
craig1459
Post Centurion
Posts: 646
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:06 am
Location: Derby
Contact:

Postby craig1459 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:51 pm

Cheers Tony


die Behmen hinder iren bafosen ... stunden vest wie die mauren

User avatar
Richard Meriton
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:33 pm
Location: North wales

Postby Richard Meriton » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:59 pm

I got an axe from the last tewkes and its the most fantastic thing ever, it rings even if you stroke it.....and I do that alot! Two of our guys got long swords as well , we do full contact and they've stood up very well although one was used to parry a mace and the pommel fell off, this was replaced swiftly and has be great ever since!



User avatar
Skevmeister
Post Centurion
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:10 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Postby Skevmeister » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:32 pm

I got a new mace and her got a new hand and a half and my mace chimes like a bell


ad augusta per angusta

No Hamster's, Moderators, Animals, or Re-Enactors were harmed in the making of this post.

Skev keeping it real since '86

Apathy Ain't A Policy

BigM

Postby BigM » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:37 am

Don't know what the swords are like but they rivetted my glaive back on at Berkeley II for nowt but two cold lagers.

Top blokes.

M



User avatar
Skevmeister
Post Centurion
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:10 pm
Location: Nottingham
Contact:

Postby Skevmeister » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:07 pm

Can I just say that we are now the proud and pleased a spunch owners of a very nice hand and a half and a very very nice mace which allows me to now club her indoors an quite a spectacular way and make big tings on peoples sheilds.

All very reasonably priced.

Skev


ad augusta per angusta

No Hamster's, Moderators, Animals, or Re-Enactors were harmed in the making of this post.

Skev keeping it real since '86

Apathy Ain't A Policy

User avatar
craig1459
Post Centurion
Posts: 646
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:06 am
Location: Derby
Contact:

Postby craig1459 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:19 pm

Kovex had a very nice mace at Berkeley but as I'd already bought a polearm and a sword that weekend I had to let it pass


die Behmen hinder iren bafosen ... stunden vest wie die mauren


Return to “General History”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests