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PostPosted: Wed 04 May, 2005 4:58 am    Post subject: Albion Squireline Question...         Reply with quote

Any plans on making one of the long version XVa blades as a Albion SL sword?

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PostPosted: Wed 04 May, 2005 6:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Martin,
I've moved your topic here, as it's not Off-Topic.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2005 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Albion Squireline Question...         Reply with quote

Martin Wallgren wrote:
Any plans on making one of the long version XVa blades as a Albion SL sword?

Cheers...

Martin


Not right now.
The longsword that is presented right now will behave as a generic longsword.
The Sparring line swords are not meant to look exactly like any specific type, but will as closely as possible behave as a sharp sword. Do not expect the blades to be faithful representations of Oakeshott types in their outline or cross section.
If I were to design the sparring swords along that line of though you would get something like Squire line weapons: swords that can be used for sparring but that are not really built for that as first priority.
Any blade that is very pointy will have to be changed drasitcally or be used with caution or be subject to some kind of compromise making it less that what it could be both in looks and handling. Some blade types are better suited for safe blunts, to my mind the XVa is not really a good candidate for a safe blunt.
The situation with safety and high controll is what determines what can be done with a sparring blade. You have to use the features of cross section, fullers and distal taper to establish balance, safe edge and proper weigh distribution (like in a sharp blade) but to make sure the blade is safe and handles well.
To me a XVa with a safley rounded point is not really a good looking XVa, it is a sort of hesitant XVII.You will not get what you look for that way.
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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2005 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OH... I was unclear, I ment a squireline XVa long narrow version, but thanks for the answer. Well I had a thought of a blunted tip for halfsword technic training or vere controled sparring...

How stiff will the longswords in Meostroline be?

As you know some of us are very much into those stiff rigid narrow blades for that get in there and "gröta" stuff... (you know who we are Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud )

For you non swedeish speaking gröta is hard to translate.... slang for close inclose crude harsh something...

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