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Matt Easton




Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Some videos about swords, fencing and other things         Reply with quote

Hi guys,
I've been making a few videos recently for fun, about a fairly wide range of topics that some of you might be interested in.
For examples -
Different ways hilts are attached to sword tangs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUL80bbJMOI
Afghan hand weapons of the 19th century: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWVJ4m4Ius
Medieval hollow sword pommels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaQPlBklhEk
Common weights of popular sword types: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HIYgLWGu0
Why certain swords cut well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5_4uC3-Xu8
How to grip the medieval longsword: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t1h_fVutw4
How to grip the Victorian sabre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvIFi1jitS0
Which is quicker, cut or thrust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NkTAFrTOW0
Basic rules for parrying in military sabre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_VwDpY5cw

If you're interested then please feel free to follow my channel, as I add new videos fairly regularly:
http://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria

Regards,
Matt

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Antique Swords: www.antique-swords.co.uk/
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Edward Jeagal




Location: Australia
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 7:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was just watching your videos the other day and they're great, simple and informative. Subscribed and eagerly waiting for more.
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

simple and direct explanations for someone like me that just touches the surface of western martial arts.

I'd certainly be interested in some break downs of the two handed swords. Happy
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Einar Drønnesund





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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, Matt. Happy
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Matthew P. Adams




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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've been enjoying these too, well done Matt!
"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training" Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC
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Matt Easton




Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks chaps, good to know some people find them useful. Big Grin
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Steven Janus




Location: Florida, USA
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Oct, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Matt,

I've been subscribed to your youtube channel for a few weeks now. I really like your videos and have learned a fair amount from it, especially your Victorian Saber fencing and the six cuts of which I practice on a semi regular basis. I also love your katana series of comparisons as well as your general military history which is excellent. Thanks again for your youtube channel and sparring videos.

Regards,

Steve

Newbie Sword collector
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Matt Easton




Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Steve, much appreciated Happy
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Matt Lentzner




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These video clips are really excellent. Please continue.
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Edward Lee




Location: New York
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct, 2013 11:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I' ve seen all your videos, very informative!
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Greg Mele
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Oct, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A great set of videos, Matt, and I really, really wish more people pay attention to the difference in proportions between many 15th c longswords and late 16th/17th c feders. The development of the latter has an interesting parallel to the evolution of shinai in Japan, and I suspect for similar reasons.
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Oct, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i got to watch a few more yesterday - and got caught up in all the Japanese sword video breakdowns i don't think its ever been explained better and more straight forward than how you stated that it is a different sword meant for a very different purpose than long sword.

I'm going to jump on and watch a few more.
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Matt Easton




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Oct, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Many thanks for your support guys - I enjoy making them, but it's nice to know that some of them are useful Happy
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Jonathan Hopkins




PostPosted: Wed 23 Oct, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I look forward to your semiweekly uploads. When it comes to sword related videos there are tons of sparing videos and cutting videos, but not a lot on the swords themselves. You fill that niche quite well. I also appreciate that you include 19th century sabers and swordsmanship (and Indian and Afghan weapons), which usually take the back seat to longswords, katanas, and Liechtenauer. Thank you!
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Stephen Curtin




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Oct, 2013 3:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some nice videos there Matt. Subscribed to your channel. Particularly liked the points you made about tulwar hilts forcing you to grip and use the sword differently to a European saber.
Éirinn go Brách
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Oct, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

there's such a range of ideas expressed in the videos, and some things that get debated here - I'd bring up two handed sword vs pike, something that is described in the manuals but I've always seen as a pretty difficult feat.

the most interesting one i watched yesterday was your presentation on sword throwing. after ward, i really wanted to track down the test video.
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Matt Easton




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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct, 2013 3:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys Happy
Schola Gladiatoria - www.fioredeiliberi.org
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria
Antique Swords: www.antique-swords.co.uk/
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Eric Feder




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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Matt,

Just wanted to say how thoroughly I enjoy your videos. Thank you!
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Raman A




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PostPosted: Fri 15 Nov, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I subscribed to your channel and have been watching your videos. Great stuff, a lot of it is elementary but I'd be lying if I said I didn't learn a few things, especially about 19th century swords and fencing. You seem to be getting into deeper territory now that you have some of the basics out of the way.
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Matt Easton




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PostPosted: Fri 29 Nov, 2013 3:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, good to know that some of it is useful.
Matt

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