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Roger Norling




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Arms & Armour Fechterspiel Sword         Reply with quote

New review up:

http://www.hroarr.com/arms-armour-fechterspiel-sword/

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The company's name is Arms & Armor (no "U"). Happy It's currently spelled "Arms & Armour" throughout your review.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Damn! And they proofread it themselves even! Happy

Probably got it from the fact that their URL uses the British spelling www.armour.com

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Norling wrote:
Damn! And they proofread it themselves even! Happy

Probably got it from the fact that their URL uses the British spelling www.armour.com


I've always used www.arms-n-armor.com for them and it's always worked. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hehe, well there you go then. Cool of them to be so early that they got both domains! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: You say Armor I say Armour...         Reply with quote

Hi Guys

We have always been nondenominational about the armor, armour usage. It really comes down to what you like. Its all wrapped up in the use of Latin and the "or" is actually older than the "our". It just got picked up as a way to be more French when the Anglo-French usage was seen as more cool. Today it swings around a great deal and ones reasons for one or the other are pretty much what you like. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interestingly enough, if my language history teachers at University were correct, the American English is actually more similar to what Shakespeare sounded like since the changes have been less severe in the States than in Britain. I always found it a bit funny thinking of him speaking his stanzas in a distinct American accent. Happy

A bit off-topic, perhaps.

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice review, Roger! The one I wrote on this site is pretty old now (maybe 7 or 8 years? Wow, that makes me feel old...). The one in my review is the very first Fechterspiel, before the Albion Maestro line even existed as line drawings. I still use it quite a bit (I alternate between it and my Albion Meyer, depending on my mood), and it's still going quite strong (though it's clearly much more beat up now, with a slight bend in the blade).
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gentlemen, I think there is only one correct spelling in this case: amor Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jun, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love my fechterspiel.

And my practice grossemesser.

And my scholar sword.

And my new practice rappier.

All by Arms and Armour.



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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jun, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great review, Roger! I have one of the very first fechterspiels (number 3, I think), and other than replacing the leather wrap with a wire wrap after it wore out, the sword is still in fantastic shape. I love it and strongly prefer it to the Meyer, but I also like blades generally with more blade presence (the Albion Maestro longsword I own is a Liechtenauer, for example).
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