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Luke C




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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jul, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

Has anyone had any experience with GDFB weapons? I am looking for decent polearms and i came across this voulge that has really taken my interest.

http://www.barringtons-swords.com/european-me...b3941.html

http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1409.html

Is this a decent polearm for re-enactment and for some back yard cutting? And how exactly would this be mounted onto a haft?

Also could anyone vouch for any of their other weapons? Maybe this mace.
http://gdfb.co.uk/battle-mace-1034-p.asp

(Believe me i expect the mace to either crumple or shatter but it looks like it would hold up fine against watermelons)
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jul, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

I haven't held one of them yet.
Speaking of that mace, a single blow can shatter a watermelon but the weapon itself won't.

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul, 2015 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

Luke C wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with GDFB weapons? I am looking for decent polearms and i came across this voulge that has really taken my interest.

http://www.barringtons-swords.com/european-me...b3941.html

http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1409.html

Is this a decent polearm for re-enactment and for some back yard cutting? And how exactly would this be mounted onto a haft?


Pretty much like the picture in the 1st link: put the haft through the loops and nail/rivet. And, like the picture in the 2nd link, you can have a square or octagonal haft with the end rounded to go through the loops. A tight fit is good.

I have their poleaxe and German halberd. OK for the price. Some rather rough welds on the inside of the sockets, which weren't cleaned up properly.

"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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Pedro Paulo Gaião




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul, 2015 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

Luke C wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with GDFB weapons? I am looking for decent polearms and i came across this voulge that has really taken my interest.

http://www.barringtons-swords.com/european-me...b3941.html

http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1409.html

Is this a decent polearm for re-enactment and for some back yard cutting? And how exactly would this be mounted onto a haft?

Also could anyone vouch for any of their other weapons? Maybe this mace.
http://gdfb.co.uk/battle-mace-1034-p.asp

(Believe me i expect the mace to either crumple or shatter but it looks like it would hold up fine against watermelons)


This is actually a Halberd? It looks more like the Voulge ...
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Ray Harrington




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

Luke C wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with GDFB weapons? I am looking for decent polearms and i came across this voulge that has really taken my interest.

http://www.barringtons-swords.com/european-me...b3941.html

http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1409.html

Is this a decent polearm for re-enactment and for some back yard cutting? And how exactly would this be mounted onto a haft?

Also could anyone vouch for any of their other weapons? Maybe this mace.
http://gdfb.co.uk/battle-mace-1034-p.asp

(Believe me i expect the mace to either crumple or shatter but it looks like it would hold up fine against watermelons)


I have that, and it is really heavy. I sharpened mine and cut some mats and bottles with it. I have a funny video of a friend cutting with mine that I haven't uploaded on youtube yet.
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Erik D. Schmid




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: GDFB polearm + weapons         Reply with quote

Luke C wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with GDFB weapons? I am looking for decent polearms and i came across this voulge that has really taken my interest.

http://www.barringtons-swords.com/european-me...b3941.html

http://www.therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1409.html

Is this a decent polearm for re-enactment and for some back yard cutting? And how exactly would this be mounted onto a haft?

Also could anyone vouch for any of their other weapons? Maybe this mace.
http://gdfb.co.uk/battle-mace-1034-p.asp

(Believe me i expect the mace to either crumple or shatter but it looks like it would hold up fine against watermelons)


Just a little FYI. The first two links are from a different manufacturer than the third link.

http://www.erikds.com
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Luke C




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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jul, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks I didn't notice the rivets/nails in the first link. And someone else said that the first two links are different manufacturers. I believe the first and second are different but from what I know the first and third link are the same manufacturer. Or am I missing something? [/quote]
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Erik D. Schmid




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I looked over them again and the first and third link are different manufacturers. There are two GDFB companies. Long story... Anyway, the second link is unknown as to the manufacturer.
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