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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Mon 28 May, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Longship Armoury Giant Silvia big cut         Reply with quote

While my Longship Armoury LLC 5160H Giant Silvia is a 1 vs multiple opponents sword, designed to control the field by severing the limbs and weak spots, sometimes opponent would get so close that I would have to cut through the big target like the torso. So I tested the sword's ability in doing a closer range cut against big target by making a difficult target with PPR core bone, 5.5" diameter of wet newsapapers, added with plastic bag skin and non-woven bag as clothing.

https://youtu.be/TjY2YnQ1EMk

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/PKvAdaX-4Cs

Using Longship Armoury 5160H Giant Silvia vs 2 thigh grade targets made of PPR cored newspapers rolls in diagonal cuts.

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Both videos are impressive ..... Eek! Cool

With extreme close up to the target, even closer than in your first demonstration, of the two above Topic threads, you might not have enough room for a powered stroke so you might have to transform the cut into a very close draw or push cut using as much of the total blade length as possible: A very very slicing cut maybe ?

In your example you are using the mid blade to initiate the cut closer to the hilt than you might from a longer distance where you might be using " the sweet spot " point of percussion closer to the last third of the blade, or even something closer to a point/tip cut.

Impressive cut with a scary impressive blade that seems to have a slight recurve near the hilt before the rest of the curved blade.

A different style of blade by Arms and Armour which I have with a 46" long blade might have similar power: The A&A 15th century two handed sword ? ( A curved blade may have a slight cutting advantage but the A&A sword weighs 6 pounds ).

http://arms-n-armor.com/sword156.html

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, if even closer then it has to become a big slice with lots of pull, both for the cut and for a tactical withdraw to keep the opponent out. I was trying out if the mid blade can cut or not since switching to a draw will require a different mindset. In fact in the second video you can see that my first cut on the first target was only slicing through. LOL so that's it!

That A&A sword is certainly big! If one can get it to speed, I'm sure it's very powerful! I would like to have a chance to test one day. Big Grin

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Both videos are impressive ..... Eek! Cool

With extreme close up to the target, even closer than in your first demonstration, of the two above Topic threads, you might not have enough room for a powered stroke so you might have to transform the cut into a very close draw or push cut using as much of the total blade length as possible: A very very slicing cut maybe ?

In your example you are using the mid blade to initiate the cut closer to the hilt than you might from a longer distance where you might be using " the sweet spot " point of percussion closer to the last third of the blade, or even something closer to a point/tip cut.

Impressive cut with a scary impressive blade that seems to have a slight recurve near the hilt before the rest of the curved blade.

A different style of blade by Arms and Armour which I have with a 46" long blade might have similar power: The A&A 15th century two handed sword ? ( A curved blade may have a slight cutting advantage but the A&A sword weighs 6 pounds ).

http://arms-n-armor.com/sword156.html

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