Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search


Please help our efforts with a donation. This site requires ongoing funding and your donations are crucial to our future.
Last 10 Donors: Neil Eddiford, Chad Arnow, Jean Thibodeau, Robert Morgan, Adam Rose, Jerry Otahal, Michael P. Smith, Mikko Kuusirati, Eric Bergeron, Daniel Staberg (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Bamboo cutting with longswords Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Lancelot Chan
Industry Professional



Location: Hong Kong
Joined: 24 Oct 2003
Likes: 2 pages

Posts: 1,218

PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject: Bamboo cutting with longswords         Reply with quote

Since there doesn't seem to be any bamboo cutting video done with European longsword on youtube, save the infamous ARMA deltin breakage on bamboo, I brought my three longswords (1 Brescia Spadona + 2 complex hilt longswords from Tinker) to the wilderness for some test cutting practice. The ground was uneven with limited space to swing the sword, not to mention the high density of the bamboo bush that often interfered the cut. Also, once a bamboo was cut from the root, it was hard to make it stand still anymore. The bamboo diameter I cut ranged from 1.5 to 1.75 inches.

The photos of the swords can be seen here:
http://www.rsw.com.hk/3-swords.htm

Here are the videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdjV5gocoQ0
With brescia spadona

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-kX_RuWkM
With No-dust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eILEMUCmnv8
With No-ego

And here's a clip of my student wielding a huanuo katana against 2 bamboo poles I left for him. He stuck them hard into the mud before cut so it helped. He cut 1.125 to 1.5 inches diameter bamboo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qxp8Nw9ZeA

Ancient Combat Association http://www.acahk.org
Realistic Sparring Weapons http://www.rsw.com.hk
Nightstalkers http://www.nightstalkers.com.hk
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Michal Plezia
Industry Professional



Location: Poland
Joined: 07 Oct 2005
Likes: 2 pages
Reading list: 1 book

Posts: 585

PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lancelot-you are addicted to cutting! Wink
Thanks for sharing.

www.elchon.com

Polish Guild of Knifemakers

The sword is a weapon for killing, the art of the sword is the art of killing. No matter what fancy words you use or what titles you put to
it that is the only truth.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Lancelot Chan
Industry Professional



Location: Hong Kong
Joined: 24 Oct 2003
Likes: 2 pages

Posts: 1,218

PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hhehe I also spar every week. I'm addicted to any historical sword-related activities, you may say. :P

Michal Plezia wrote:
Lancelot-you are addicted to cutting! Wink
Thanks for sharing.

Ancient Combat Association http://www.acahk.org
Realistic Sparring Weapons http://www.rsw.com.hk
Nightstalkers http://www.nightstalkers.com.hk
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Bamboo cutting with longswords
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum