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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kirk Lee Spencer wrote:
I have heard about his Ci... Not sure if I have seen it yet. I know that if Neil cast it, then it will be a fine piece. I'll have to get one of these from Neil. First I have to finish my Mindelheim and Limehouse Happy Speaking of the Mindelheim, the other day I got the pommel on the Mindelheim and was surprised that I can actually find the center of percussion on this long bronze blade. It vibrates like steel and has a nice "ring" to it.

For some reason, in my mind I see these extremely long bronze swords as King's swords that were probably prestige items and not used for combat unless absolutely necessary, or maybe some kind of kingly duel. I suppose they could also be used in combat. The long point would be great for getting over the opponent's shield.


The one Brock has is a one-off, with the mold made by Brock and Neil together. Jeroen and me were also there, but busy with our own swords. And I know what you are saying about finishing btw... Somehow it's difficult to find time to do it.

Regarding long swords being prestige objects, I don't know... I also have a Mindelheim and I know I don't want to get hit by one... Due to it's weight I do find it slightly awkward to use (note that mine doesn't have a hilt yet) but I certainly find it possible to "fence" with it. With training (and a hilt...) I think it's certainly usable in battle. It might not be so nimble as an Ewart Part but I think it would make short work of a leather shield. On the other hand I am quite impressed with the durability of Neil's Clonbrin shield as shown on his new site, so who knows what happens if you pit a Mindelheim against that shield.

As I remember Brock's Ci, it was certainly light enough to be a handy weapon. Maybe it's length would make it awkward in shield-to-shield combat, but I guess that would also depend on the length of the weilder.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Notice the size of the shield in the last attachment. In the Iliad, Homer describes Hektor's shield as being circular in shape and covering from the neck to the ankles.
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