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William P




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 3:13 am    Post subject: so, im looking for a midrange, non HEMA smallsword         Reply with quote

so, im having issues finding a smallsword thats fairly inexpensive i.e less than $400 australian.

the isue is that the one smallsword ive got http://medievalshoppe.com.au/eighteenth-century-smallsword/ is quite rubbish in the blade department, its way too floppy, the fact its got a lenticul;ar and not a triangular cross section is itself not an issue the fact its way too floppy to demonstrate the stiff pointy nature of the sword is what bugs me

the problem with buying low end smallswords is that im australian, so the best goto option like kult of athena is off limits since the shipping costs from USA to australia are BRUTAL.

and id be tempted to get a HEMA sword but the issue to my mind is that they often lack the characteristic stiffness that makes them so good at thrusting, since this is meant to be a display item for the public next to a swepthilt rapier, scottish baket hit and a hanger with the intention to show 'this is a rapier, the rapier evolved into THIS' "the smallsword was good for XYZ attributes, you get the idea"
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have you checked with these folks? www.wulflund.com It might be worth a look. Then again, their shipping rates to Australia may be even higher. Worried .....McM
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William P




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Have you checked with these folks? www.wulflund.com It might be worth a look. Then again, their shipping rates to Australia may be even higher. Worried .....McM
sadly they dont seem to sell one.
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Martin Buckley




Location: Wales, U.K.
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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What about Del Tin? I think he has a few different smallswords all around the $400 mark.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Arnms and Armor makes a good smallsword - I have one. It is very solid and tough.

http://arms-n-armor.com/rapier069.html

http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...Smallsword
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Chris Goerner




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you can find a Deepeeka distributor in Australia, their Colichemarde smallsword has a pretty good, stiff blade http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=...ourt+Sword
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Martin Buckley




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iíve always thought the smallsword (and rapier) range is a little under represented in the marketplace.
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Ron Reimer




Location: Australia
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Apr, 2018 1:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try these suppliers
http://www.reenactorswarehouse.com.au/index.php?index

https://www.warsword.com.au/

They are both in Brisbane , and are used to dealing with re enactors . From personal experience they are both reliable and good to deal with. If they don't have what you need they can probably source it for you.

Ron
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