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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Wulflund Celtic Swords         Reply with quote

I am considering getting a Wulflund Celtic blunt sword for stage combat use. Specifically one of these -

http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ASW11

http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ASW42

http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ASW16B

Does anyone have any input on these swords? I realize that they are a little overbuilt with not much distal taper. The main point with me is their durability - strong nick-resistant edges, hilts that won't get loose, blades that won't shatter. If you can say anything in this regards about Wulflunds in general, I's appreciate it.

I'm also considering the Windlass Classic Hoplite - http://kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=500734 - from what I've read, it seems pretty durable, even with it's unsharp edges. Yes, not historically accurate. But it will probably get the job done, at least for one production.

Thanks for any information you can give me.
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, they're all very much fantasy swords. The first one is sort of based on a pre-celtic bronze sword, and the second one actually says "fantasy". Why not get something more accurate from Windlass or Wulflund? Unless the production you mention is a fantasy, of course!

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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Amt wrote:
Well, they're all very much fantasy swords. The first one is sort of based on a pre-celtic bronze sword, and the second one actually says "fantasy". Why not get something more accurate from Windlass or Wulflund? Unless the production you mention is a fantasy, of course!

Matthew


For this particular production, I am limited by price and immediate availability. Also, looking for blunts, or at least unsharp . In this particular case, historical accuracy isn't important - just strength and durability. I'm hoping the Wulflund brand will provide that.

My question here is not about historical accuracy, but functionality. It is about how well these swords will do the job they were made for.
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Jeffrey Faulk




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have you tried contacting KoA to see if they have had any returns or complaints from customers about these swords when used in such a function? Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 10:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeffrey Faulk wrote:
Have you tried contacting KoA to see if they have had any returns or complaints from customers about these swords when used in such a function? Just a thought.


I talked to him this morning. He says they are great for this purpose. Of course they are overbuilt, with little distal taper, so they are to a certain extent wristbreakers. but if you want something a lot better, you have to pay a lot more.

One thing you wouldn't want to do - match a Wulflund blunt against a Windlass unsharp. Very bad for the Windlass.
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