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Guilherme C.





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PostPosted: Fri 07 Apr, 2017 7:59 am    Post subject: Wooden Liechtenauer         Reply with quote

Hail all! Now I've made another "masterpiece" XD
A wooden replica of the Liechtenauer by Albion, the thing isn't pretty at all, but I'm planning to do some painting to patch things up a bit!
At least it's fully functional for training, and guess what, even made of wood, the thing wheighs 1.1kg!
The balance point is a bit far away from the ideal but not too much... I should start my HEMA training with it soon!
So, any toughts?



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Bram Verbeek





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PostPosted: Fri 07 Apr, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks nice!

The weight is good, but the balance is important as well. I think you can start with this, perfection is not neccesary. Wooden swords will wear out, and you'll have learned quite a bit by that time. Look for youtube movies, but also read texts that explain in detail how the movements work.

Go forth and fight a pell.
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Sun 09 Apr, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am sure youŽll have fun with it:)
Adding some metal onto your "pommel" might improve the balance. IŽd do it even if it increases weight - I had found a good balance more of an issue than 100-200g of additional weight. My suggestion would be: drill a hole into the pommel, and fill it with lead.
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Guilherme C.





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: About the Lead business..         Reply with quote

So, I should use lead spheres? Or perhaps I should wrap it with lead wire?
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lead fishing weights work quite well. The round kind, split up the middle that just squeeze onto the fishing line. Cheap too. Happy ...McM
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Bram Verbeek





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could cast it, roofing lead, even used, would do then.

Do keep in mind the stuff is poisonous, and hot when molten.
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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Casting would be my choice, too. Do it in a ventilated room and be careful, some impurities in cast metal could cause spluttering - leather gloves are useful.
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