My plan is to collect a few examples of each type of sword that I want, then find as much literature on training/using them as possible. Ideally I'll be reading when I can, and training myself in my free time. I know this is not the proper way to learn, and leads to bad habits, etc. , but I'm doing it for exercise and fun, and to get a feel for the weapons themselves. I'm not old at 42, but I've gained too much weight in the past few years, and I've spent too much time doing non-physical activities, so I thought this would be a fun and interesting way to get some exercise, and get some of the muscle back. I used to be in very good shape, once upon a time.. While I may grab a sword to defend myself if it's the closest thing and I'm pressed for time, in most situations it would be the shotgun or one of several handguns I would choose for a violent encounter. If I were to train in a serious way in melee weapons, it would be knife fighting, as I always carry one around anyway, even if I am carrying a concealed pistol. I may change my mind as I go further into the hobby, though. HEMA looks interesting. I'm thinking just practicing with a claymore for an hour each day should be a pretty good workout
JonSchwertFechter: Well I guess it says something when you spend most of your waning Birthday Hours browsing on sword sites..ha;) a good B-day finish for me it is!
Feb 21, 2024 4:21:46 GMT
sanniticus: Hi everyone, I posted a photo of the pommel of a medieval sword, does anyone have any news?
Feb 8, 2024 15:54:37 GMT
Ramses1079: The addiction is real 😵💫
Feb 7, 2024 22:11:32 GMT
errolkavan369: Hi,just to say my first sword was the Accolade sword of the Knights Templar by Windlass,sorry to say all of the silver plate wore off the pommel and Crossgaurd just out of warranty,this sword was for display only,fortunately it didn't put me off collecting
Feb 2, 2024 12:54:52 GMT
waxbytes: ... and the hand is still attached to the arm ...etc.
Feb 2, 2024 9:35:09 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: As long as the fingers are still attached to the hand!
Jan 24, 2024 18:18:01 GMT
gavanzae: mrstabby, Scars on the fingers are acceptable, lol
Jan 24, 2024 14:16:03 GMT
mrstabby: What about scars on fingers?
Jan 23, 2024 21:31:57 GMT
gavanzae: Stay Safe, Stay Sharp, And Remember, Scars On The Back Are A Swordsman's Greatest Shame!
Jan 23, 2024 16:44:11 GMT
Owlski: Happy 2024. Hope this year goes well for you all reading this~
Jan 17, 2024 22:24:47 GMT
mattamathics: Hello everyone! Happy new year! I have updated my listing for the Arms and Armor dane axe with pics that i listed back in June of 2023. let me know if anybody is interested. thank you and best regards to all !
Jan 13, 2024 15:51:00 GMT
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