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The best place to start - beginners are encouraged to ask their questions here, and more senior members to show especial patience.

3,314 38,468 Durable but light arming/bastard sword in budget/med range?
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Other classical weapons and armor from all time periods

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May 23, 2022 17:32:31 GMT
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May 22, 2022 14:33:59 GMT
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295 6,068 My dream sword in CAD
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Drunk Merchant: Me when I sell a sword I’m bored with finished studying May 23, 2022 6:16:05 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off... May 22, 2022 20:40:37 GMT
mountainsylph: Is Legacy Arms or Windlass better? May 20, 2022 6:42:20 GMT
The Levin Lance: May 19, 2022 19:33:22 GMT
RufusScorpius: I only have next week and the weekend after left in Germany. First week of June is the trade show in Munster which is the reason for the travel. May 19, 2022 19:21:29 GMT *
RufusScorpius: Levin Lance: a Bowie knife you say? I will have to see the review, then take a look at it for myself. Sounds interesting.. May 19, 2022 19:19:57 GMT *
Jason Summer: You don't know what i'm into May 18, 2022 23:02:02 GMT
RickDastardly: Probably of interest to UK members only May 18, 2022 14:14:02 GMT
Like I said, I've no connection, and I can't help with PMs because I won't even pay for a £5 membership (I have issues with the site's management
May 18, 2022 14:13:23 GMT
RickDastardly: There's a Paul Chen (CAS?) Bushido katana for sale on a UK forum for £295. No connection to me, I'm just a member. Looks a bargain; I'd have it if I had spare cash. You need to sign up a FREE membership to view, and pay £5 membership to use PM there. May 18, 2022 14:13:15 GMT
The Levin Lance: 8-) May 17, 2022 21:34:33 GMT
markus313: I will bring it to our next session. May 17, 2022 19:59:59 GMT
The Levin Lance: Brother Rufus, did you have a chance to handle My bowie that Markus reviewed? May 17, 2022 18:48:41 GMT
RufusScorpius: Heading to Paris next week for a day and a half with Honneur de Armes goofing around with sword stuff. Those guys are half my age and practice every day so they should literally slaughter me but good. May 14, 2022 18:31:16 GMT
RufusScorpius: We also mixed weapon types: katana vs. 2 swords, buckler vs katana, 2 sword vs 2 sword, etc. I see really good potential with a 2 sword technique, but it's definitely not a beginners system. It was very challenging. I need proper training to get good May 14, 2022 18:23:19 GMT
RufusScorpius: Spent the day in Essen with Markus313 learning more about the buckler. I really like it a lot! Markus is getting much better with the katana. It was a good workshop day, but now I'm sore... happens when you get old... May 14, 2022 18:17:49 GMT
nerdthenord: LOL! May 14, 2022 13:17:49 GMT
The Levin Lance: Brother Rufus is back with the zingers. May 13, 2022 20:04:46 GMT
The Levin Lance: :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) :D (rofl) May 13, 2022 19:11:20 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've picked up Ka-bars before. They aren't that heavy so I don't anticipate that you will have any problems with one. You could probably hold one in each had with a little effort. May 13, 2022 11:39:42 GMT *