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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 9:27 am    Post subject: James Williams and the Knight         Reply with quote

Had to give you guys a preview of these -- James Williams (of Bugei) liked the NextGen Knight when he saw it at Atlanta last year. We sent him one and he sent us some video of him cutting with it.

If you have ever doubted what a single-hand Medieval sword could do, just watch it perform in the hands of an experienced swordsman...

http://www.albion-swords.com/cutting-knight.htm

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Something appears to be wrong with the "Rapid Cut" video.

Either that or it's been cut together from multiple cuts.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Howy!

It was neat to meet James in Atlanta, and to watch him as he worked his way through the pieces at the booth, taking a few to an open area and putting them through their paces.

The Knight is my favorite of my single handers... doesn't surprise me in the least that he picked this one over all the others, nor does it shock me to see what it is capable of. It's always a treat to see stuff like this, though!

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 1:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron Schnatterly wrote:
Thanks, Howy!

It was neat to meet James in Atlanta, and to watch him as he worked his way through the pieces at the booth, taking a few to an open area and putting them through their paces.

The Knight is my favorite of my single handers... doesn't surprise me in the least that he picked this one over all the others, nor does it shock me to see what it is capable of. It's always a treat to see stuff like this, though!


The Knight is definatly a great sword. These videos show me two things: 1.) I really, really suck at cutting. 2.) I really need to take some Scotchbrite to my Knight, and get it cleaned a bit.

Seriously though, James almost makes it seem effortless. It really shows that he's been studying the sword for a long time.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Eek! That was really impressive! Most of us can only hope to obtain that level of cutting skill. Thanks to Albion for making it available.
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Thomas Jason wrote:
Something appears to be wrong with the "Rapid Cut" video.


After seeing his speed in first few vids and then the impossibly fast speed in the rapid upward cuts vid I was beginning to think he was Neo! Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: James Williams and the Knight         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Had to give you guys a preview of these -- James Williams (of Bugei) liked the NextGen Knight when he saw it at Atlanta last year. We sent him one and he sent us some video of him cutting with it.

If you have ever doubted what a single-hand Medieval sword could do, just watch it perform in the hands of an experienced swordsman...

http://www.albion-swords.com/cutting-knight.htm

Best,

Howy


What exactly is his test cutting target in the video?
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: James Williams and the Knight         Reply with quote

Craig Peters wrote:
What exactly is his test cutting target in the video?

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Oct, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive...and even more impressive when you get to see him do this kind of stuff live.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct, 2005 5:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Mattimore wrote:
Wow! Eek! That was really impressive! Most of us can only hope to obtain that level of cutting skill. Thanks to Albion for making it available.



Mats are not that difficult to cut in all honesty. What's really cool is how smooth he makes it look Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct, 2005 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice videos to see and hear Eek! that blade sings Cool
looks like he have practise the most stuff, even Systema Eek! Cool
first one i have reading do that outside Russia.

I hope i never will try to cut like that, as a beginner i will not live long time. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct, 2005 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice videos. Something that makes me want to buy some pool noodles again... Happy

I do agree with Thomas, though, there's one video in which they'd either stapled old cut tatami bits again, or did some "creative cutting" with the movie, too... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Oct, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: James Williams and the Knight         Reply with quote

Howard Waddell wrote:
Had to give you guys a preview of these -- James Williams (of Bugei) liked the NextGen Knight when he saw it at Atlanta last year. We sent him one and he sent us some video of him cutting with it.

If you have ever doubted what a single-hand Medieval sword could do, just watch it perform in the hands of an experienced swordsman...

http://www.albion-swords.com/cutting-knight.htm

Best,

Howy


The only thing that I could think for a minute after seeing that the first time was "YEEEEK!" It is even more impressive the more times I see those videos.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct, 2005 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Micha Hofmann wrote:
Really nice videos. Something that makes me want to buy some pool noodles again... Happy

I do agree with Thomas, though, there's one video in which they'd either stapled old cut tatami bits again, or did some "creative cutting" with the movie, too... Wink


The video "rapid upward cuts" looks like it dropped a few frames somewhere in editing/encoding.

Regardless, I've seen James do that multiple times in live demonstrations. One handed with wakizashi, two handed with katana. When we were being filmed for a video on Howard Clark I was the one who put a rolled mat on the stand so he could do that cut for the cameras. And he did it a couple times for the video crew. It's a favorite sort of "show off" series of his.

No faking. It's all about having cut roughly a bazillion targets over the years. You get good at things like entry angle.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Oct, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I very mutch enjoyed watching the vids. Always great to see someone who can handle a sword at work.
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