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Do you participate in Western martial arts training?
Yes, actively
33%
 33%  [ 65 ]
Yes, occasionally
24%
 24%  [ 48 ]
No, but I would like to start
28%
 28%  [ 56 ]
No, I do not
13%
 13%  [ 27 ]
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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Nov, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Nov 3: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Albion Armorers Meyer Sword

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy


Albion Armorers Liechtenauer Sword

A hands-on review by Pamela Muir


Hanwei / CAS Iberia Federschwert Training Sword

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy


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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Nov, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very good reviews on these training swords and it's nice to be able to compare the weight and flexibility differences that can affect how well one can apply the techniques: The Hanwei does seem a little too flexible to me if it changes the feel of winding.

The Meyer maybe a little more of a sports fencing or equivalent to a lighter civilian sword while the Liechtenauer closer to a fighting ( war ) longsword.

I have a Liechtenauer and have used it for some practice sessions against other Liechtenauers as our group has at least 3 users/owners of a Liechtenauer.

Durability is very good since even against each other they show hardly a visible dimple after use and much less notches shallow or deep that some of our other " cheap " training swords which look more like saws after a bit of hard use.

Some of these cheap training swords are basically Windlass swords used in their unsharpened state or with edges that have been rounded by removing a bit of these swords width.

Anyway, I can confirm that durability of the Albion's is superb.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Nov, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great reviews, thanks! There isn't much written on these swords on the net, although they have been available for quite some time.

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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