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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: New Item From A&A Inc.         Reply with quote

Arms & Armor has a new item in its line of training swords. Many customers requested a trainig sword for single handed sword play. We talked to many of them about the type of characteristics they were looking for in this type of sword and it has resulted in the #207 Scholar Sword. This steel waster have been crafted to replicate the action of swords as depicted in period manuals of fence such as I.33. These pieces have been through some rigorous testing and we hope will meet your needs for a durable single handed practice sword.


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is excellent Craig, I have long commented that the WMA community needs more fencing models to practice with, and that except for rapiers, this market has been largely neglected. I applaud your efforts. Are any longer blades, mounted as spada di lato or perhaps a basket hilt in the works?
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool to see new stuff hitting the market. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: I can resist anything except temptation...         Reply with quote

Oh, no! It's attractive, too! I thought (hoped!) I wasn't going to be tempted. Dang and drat, I have to save for WMAW, but that is a very tempting sword. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Aug, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I actually had just e-mailed with Sean Hayes about this very sword. He seems to really, really love it, and that's not helping my resistance in the least bit. Wink And Pamela's right, it shouldn't be so good looking, how am I supposed to not buy it? Happy
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Hmmm. Methinks that Lady Pamela Muir and Sir William Grandy may be showing up at V.A.F. with new implements before long. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Aug, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve, you aren't helping! Razz I need to resist, especially since I just ordered the Paulus Kal book. Though, I know, it's probably only a matter of "when" and not "if" I order that sword. Happy Maybe, Bill will get his first and I can "borrow" it. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Aug, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pamela Muir wrote:
Steve, you aren't helping! Razz I need to resist, especially since I just ordered the Paulus Kal book. Though, I know, it's probably only a matter of "when" and not "if" I order that sword. Happy Maybe, Bill will get his first and I can "borrow" it. Wink


I'm promising myself to hold out on more training swords until AT LEAST after WMAW. Where Craig will probably have these available and I can handle before I purchase. There, see? I'm being responsible. Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Aug, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Pamela Muir wrote:
Steve, you aren't helping! Razz I need to resist, especially since I just ordered the Paulus Kal book. Though, I know, it's probably only a matter of "when" and not "if" I order that sword. Happy Maybe, Bill will get his first and I can "borrow" it. Wink


I'm promising myself to hold out on more training swords until AT LEAST after WMAW. Where Craig will probably have these available and I can handle before I purchase. There, see? I'm being responsible. Happy


The loudest sound in the world: People lying to themselves. Razz Wink Laughing Out Loud

Or, you could each pay half for a first one right now ! And then do the same for a second one a few months from now.

You can then share custody and have the sword sleep at your respective places alternate weeks ! Idea

If people can do this with kids why not swords Question Razz

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Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Or, you could each pay half for a first one right now ! And then do the same for a second one a few months from now.

You can then share custody and have the sword sleep at your respective places alternate weeks ! Idea

If people can do this with kids why not swords Question Razz


You are SO not helping, Jean.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Aug, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congrats to Craig and company for creating a splendid new item! I like how you guys are creating a new line of training swords. Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the good comments.

This piece went through a few evolutions and took a bit to get right, so we are pleased that people like it.

Yes Eric several people have inquired about that and I am working on some options for that type of thing right now. Watch this space
Wink

As a side note we can do most of the training swords with blade lengths adjusted to customers preference, some may incur a small fee if it is labor intensive but generally the cost is minimal.

I do plan to have these along at WMAW so anyone attending will get a chance to see them in hand. You are all of course invited to stop by the shop any time you get through Minneapolis as well.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Aug, 2006 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Or, you could each pay half for a first one right now ! And then do the same for a second one a few months from now.

You can then share custody and have the sword sleep at your respective places alternate weeks ! Idea

If people can do this with kids why not swords Question Razz


You are SO not helping, Jean.

Razz


Then allow me to be of further assistance... Big Grin

Sean Hayes permitted me to exercise the prototypes at Lansing. This is the best design I've seen for a safe practical steel arming sword simulater. Period. And you know I'm practically a salesman for Swordcrafts aluminum simulators. Exclamation

All I need is one more sucker at AEMMA to spring for one so I can step up my I.33 practice. Damn you Craig! Cool
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Kel Rekuta wrote:
Then allow me to be of further assistance... Big Grin

Sean Hayes permitted me to exercise the prototypes at Lansing. This is the best design I've seen for a safe practical steel arming sword simulater. Period. And you know I'm practically a salesman for Swordcrafts aluminum simulators. Exclamation

All I need is one more sucker at AEMMA to spring for one so I can step up my I.33 practice. Damn you Craig! Cool


Ha! Yeah, I've been bugging Sean via e-mail about this for a little while, and he's practically convinced me. Still, WMAW isn't far off, I'm doing my best to hold off at least until then... Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Aug, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bill Grandy wrote:
Ha! Yeah, I've been bugging Sean via e-mail about this for a little while, and he's practically convinced me. Still, WMAW isn't far off, I'm doing my best to hold off at least until then... Happy


Bill, you're setting a very bad precedent of being able to control yourself and it's very disturbing. Razz Eek!

It's like some weird BIZARRO WORLD where people can actually postpone gratification for hours or even worse " DAYS " Eek!

( Joking: Obviously. Wink )

Craig, great looking training sword(s) Cool

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