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Sebastijan M




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 6:49 am    Post subject: A small research about the use of swords         Reply with quote

Hi there!

I was wondering if I could ask you to post / comment a photo of your sword, and shortly describe what you use it for (HEMA / bohurt / practice cutting / display / reenactment / etc...), and why?

The reason for this is, I'm doing a bit of research as a college project. I want to find out the use of swords (besides ceremonial uses) in the 21st century, and the dominant design of swords in use (European, Asian, sharp, blunt, functional, non-functional, etc....).

I would be very grateful if you could share some info and thoughts on this topic Happy Thank you.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

All of my swords are on display...simply because I like looking at them, and enjoy the compliments I get from visitors. There are only a couple that I actually cut with, and that's because I find it a great stress reliever. Day gone bad? Kill a few water bottles...instant gratification! Wink .....McM
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Greg Ballantyne




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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mine are reproductions of European historical swords and daggers, from Viking age to the early medieval period. They are sharp, and only get used to cut targets. I don't belong to any organized groups centered around old weaponry.
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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Test cut practices in swordsmanship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx2xO1z8qe0

Ancient Combat Association http://www.acahk.org
Realistic Sparring Weapons http://www.rsw.com.hk
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Chris Friede




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I own a Hanwei practical hand and a half for sparring and stage combat, and a Hanwei Great Sword for cutting.
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William P




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i own an blunt byzantine style arming sword i use as part of a wider reenactment kit

i also own...

a tulwar that i use on medieval show displays
a smallsword ive pulled apart also used on a sword rack for public fiddling about to show how it compares to rapiers
i have this old chinese broadsword thats kinda like a wushu blade i think that i also used to use to cut up bottles.

i also own a 'longsword' from a flea market from an anime that i bought because it was cheap, and thats about it.

i also own a bunch of LARP swords.
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