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Ryan Hobbs




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PostPosted: Thu 22 Oct, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Polish Saber Makers         Reply with quote

Howdy! I'm a complete noob when it comes to Eastern European weapons, but recently I spent too much time on youtube so now I have a new itch.
So what Polish Saber makers would yall recommend for a sharp sword and a blunt for HEMA? If they can both come from the same then more the better. Looking for 17-18 cent. styles.
For the sharp I prefer accurate, well made swords over flashy stuff, similar to an Albion or Lockwood level of quality.
The blunt just needs to handle well and be tough.
Thanks for any suggestions!

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Oct, 2020 9:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ryan,
I've not seen his work in person, but the pic are great. Check this out: http://www.facebook.com/tomek.kowmal . He's also a member here and you can find his posts here: http://myArmoury.com/talk/profile.php?mode=vi...mp;u=30912 .

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J. Nicolaysen




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Oct, 2020 2:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have some sabers by Tomek Kowmal and he is one of the absolute best in the business. However, I don't think he is taking orders right now. He's also priced a bit higher than Albion, Lockwood, etc, but well worth the quality.

I would suggest Krieger Historical sabers on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Krieger.weapons/

and Silkfencing, also from Poland https://silkfencing.pl/products

Both those makers are from Poland and actively train saber fighting HEMA. I've not heard a bad review. Silkfencing also has some youtube videos.

I would not suggest the Cold Steel Polish Saber for training, it's a bit too heavy, but it isn't a bad weapon overall. Same caveat for the Del Tin Hussar Saber.
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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Oct, 2020 5:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jindrich Figura comes well recommended and he seems to care about the authenticity of his work.

http://lightswords.cz/

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Ryan Hobbs




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Oct, 2020 3:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Ryan,
I've not seen his work in person, but the pic are great. Check this out: http://www.facebook.com/tomek.kowmal . He's also a member here and you can find his posts here: http://myArmoury.com/talk/profile.php?mode=vi...mp;u=30912 .

Chad


Wow, his swords look awesome! I'll have to check in and see when he might start accepting orders again. The scabbards also

J. Nicolaysen wrote:
I have some sabers by Tomek Kowmal and he is one of the absolute best in the business. However, I don't think he is taking orders right now. He's also priced a bit higher than Albion, Lockwood, etc, but well worth the quality.

I would suggest Krieger Historical sabers on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Krieger.weapons/

and Silkfencing, also from Poland https://silkfencing.pl/products

Both those makers are from Poland and actively train saber fighting HEMA. I've not heard a bad review. Silkfencing also has some youtube videos.

I would not suggest the Cold Steel Polish Saber for training, it's a bit too heavy, but it isn't a bad weapon overall. Same caveat for the Del Tin Hussar Saber.


Like I said above, Tomek looks great! Thanks for the recommendation! And I actually do have some synthetic sabers coming in from Silkfencing. I do like the look of their sabers, it's just been impossible to find any reviews on their steel swords.

And ya, the cold steel saber looks lice, but that weight is insane.

Ian Hutchison wrote:
Jindrich Figura comes well recommended and he seems to care about the authenticity of his work.

http://lightswords.cz/



Those look very nice as well! And the prices seem veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice for the quality. I'll look around for some reviews.

Thanks again for the help yall, these are some great swordsmiths! I still have a few months before I can start buying swords (currently in a country that has a borderline insane fear of all weapons) again, so plenty of time to get it figured out.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:11
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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Fri 30 Oct, 2020 9:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ryan Hobbs wrote:



Those look very nice as well! And the prices seem veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice for the quality. I'll look around for some reviews.

Thanks again for the help yall, these are some great swordsmiths! I still have a few months before I can start buying swords (currently in a country that has a borderline insane fear of all weapons) again, so plenty of time to get it figured out.



I've got a Persian style saber coming from him soonish, I will let you know my impressions when it arrives.

'We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose.' - Adrian Carton de Wiart
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Ryan Hobbs




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov, 2020 1:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian Hutchison wrote:



I've got a Persian style saber coming from him soonish, I will let you know my impressions when it arrives.


Awesome, thanks!

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
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R. Robinson




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PostPosted: Today at 3:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've heard good things about HistoricalMarket/CCS Silesia but admittedly my own sabers are yet to arrive. I'll update based on impressions.
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