This is my first time selling on here, so I will be up front that I am perfectly comfortable with non Friends and Family Paypal so that you have a sense of insurance. Also, as a first time seller, if anybody has any advice for me to make this ad effective and helpful to any potential buyers as well as respectful to the community, please let me know.
Funny you mention the henry V sword just recently sold my henry V sword on ebay 2 months ago. That thing was so awesome, it's such a shame I never even got to use it to cut. That was one of my most favorite swords I've ever owned. I never cut with it but the distal taper, the handling, type 18 hollow ground cross section. God I regret selling that blade so much.gonna have to buy that again, or at least another type 18a that's equal or superior. The handling on the henry V sword is superb. Still havent held or swung around anything quite like it. Cant beat that blade, especially for the price. It swung that blade around my house probably more than any other blade I've ever owned, yet never once cut with it. I made it as sharp as possible before I sold it too. Cant believe I sold the henry V sword before my dsa grosse messer but I figured the henry V would get me more money, and it did, but still I regret it.
Good taste. Dsa henry V sword is one of my absolute favorites
My next DSA blade is going to be another type 18, but this time, the 15 century renaissance type 18 with the bronze fittings. Now that thing looks just as sweet as the henry V sword.
The sweet spot is The point on any blade where the blade will apply maximum force upon impact. Where the blade will cut best pretty much. How do I put this without looking it up, damnit I'm trying to sound smart, but it's too simple. Okay, here we go- its The spot of the blade with the least amount of Vibrational nodes. The center of percussion/or general area of the center of percussion is solid,rigid, when compared to the rest of the blade, will not vibrate(bounce,wobble) or will not vibrate nearly as much upon impact. Ehh that's the best I got.
When I first started buying blades.a few years back, I accidentally looked for center of percussion without even realizing what it was or what exactly I was doing. I was hitting blade with my fist all the time and noticed that it didnt wobble as much where all my surface scratches were (from Cutting)I just thought it was weird or something might have been wrong with every blade I bought at first lol. But then I learned about center of percussion, but before I even knew, I always banged bottom of my fist against the face of blade until i found that spot. I like to start from the bottom of blade and work my way up, other people like to start from the top but either way you can actually see/feel the vibrational nodes decreasing in size and frequency as you move up or down the blade
C.o.p is usually 2/3- 3/4 of the way up the blade.
Matt easton has a nice simple video explaining how to find the center of percussion on any blade.
There seems to be some confusion (to be fair, it's of long standing) about the meaning of "center of percussion", which is a well-established concept in physics. Here's Wikpedia's brief description:
The center of percussion is the point on an extended massive object attached to a pivot where a perpendicular impact will produce no reactive shock at the pivot. Translational and rotational motions cancel at the pivot when an impulsive blow is struck at the center of percussion. The center of percussion is often discussed in the context of a bat, racquet, door, sword or other extended object held at one end.
The same point is called the center of oscillation for the object suspended from the pivot as a pendulum, meaning that a simple pendulum with all its mass concentrated at that point will have the same period of oscillation as the compound pendulum. In sports, the center of percussion of a bat or racquet is related to the so-called "sweet spot", but the latter is also related to vibrational bending of the object.
The article goes on to give a more precise definition and the relevant math.
An excellent discussion of the concept and its history in swordplay is available at Ensis Sub Caelo.
Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Jul 12, 2019 22:41:15 GMT
There are three important spots for blade harmonics: Point of Balance PoB Vibration Nodes Pivot Points Afaik the term "Center of Percussion" is usually used for the vibration node on the blade, not for the pivot point. But there are different opinions. myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.12614.html myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=3189 I admit, for the pivot point theory speaks that some sword types don't have recognizable vibration nodes, katana f.e.
There are three important spots for blade harmonics: Point of Balance PoB Vibration Nodes Pivot Points Afaik the term "Center of Percussion" is usually used for the vibration node on the blade, not for the pivot point.
Ideally the pivot point and the blade's vibration node would coincide, but it's very difficult to make that happen.
I think that the use (misuse, I'd say) of "center of percussion" to mean the primary vibration node on the blade rather than pivot point probably goes back to Gus Trim, as does the ambiguous use of "distal taper" specifically to mean "thickness taper" when it can also mean "profile taper". But as he was among the very earliest makers to pay attention to these concepts at all, I can forgive him a fair amount of terminological inexactitude.
But this digression has taken us far away from rndthor's attempt to sell his sword.
christain: Truthfully, I can almost swear I remember seeing a replica sword like that back several years ago. The decorations on the guard and pommel look very familiar for some reason.
Jul 21, 2019 10:33:15 GMT
christain: Send him a fake check. Or $4500 in play-money.
Jul 21, 2019 10:28:55 GMT
stormmaster: well to clarify i dont like checks or cash for a online purchase of a fake
Jul 21, 2019 6:53:08 GMT
christain: Okay, I'm done. Good day gone to hell. Wife was trying to back the car into the garage...she didn't make it. So...off to the salvage yard I go to find a used tail light assembly. Fark.....
Jul 20, 2019 23:12:32 GMT
christain: Seriously...nothing wrong with FedEx, but......really??? A (ahem) rare ancient sword, which should be in a museum, and you're gonna ship it out like a well used Windlass??? C'mon..... And for $4500.....
Jul 20, 2019 20:06:39 GMT
christain: I have a book full of checks, and a fair wad of cash in my wallet right now. I think I'll go find a match or cigarette lighter........
Jul 20, 2019 20:00:39 GMT
stormmaster: i like fedex, but i dont like checks or cash
Jul 20, 2019 19:35:22 GMT
christain: Even if I owned it and it WAS REAL, I sure as hell wouldn't ship it FedEx.
Jul 20, 2019 19:22:35 GMT
christain: What a crock........
Jul 20, 2019 19:17:53 GMT
ouroboros: Hey howdy folk....I was just reading up on that antiquity of a viking sword from Estonia. Good times ... good times
Jul 20, 2019 19:01:38 GMT
christain: Already have plans for the modifications that WILL happen when I get it.
Jul 20, 2019 17:37:17 GMT
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