I have for sale a Darksword Norman one hander. I bought it used, so I cannot say how old it is, but it has no evidence of corrosion. This comes with the scabbard. I am asking (lowered to $250) plus actual shipping.
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.
AndiTheBarvarian: We had this once as a construction site in the neighborhood sucked much power. Some units did work, some not, very strange.
Aug 19, 2019 4:04:36 GMT
christain: Major power fluxes and outages wide-spread all across N.E. Texas, and a big explosion and fire at a Eastman facility in Longview, Tx.
Aug 19, 2019 1:05:31 GMT
christain: It was just sooo weird. We each have lamps on both sides of the bed. Hers went out but mine stayed on...and they are both plugged into the SAME wall socket?!?! I used to work in the electrical business, and I've never heard of such.
Aug 19, 2019 1:02:13 GMT
nerdthenord: We get those sometimes in the hell days of summer.
Aug 19, 2019 0:53:59 GMT
christain: Oh wow...We just had an electrical 'brown-out'. That's never happened here that I remember. Weird thing is, some of the lights went off, others didn't. Dish TV went off. AC shut off. Everything's normal now though. Happened at my sister's next door too. ?
Aug 18, 2019 22:20:59 GMT
ouroboros: N I could almost buy a small airship with what I'd save 95$ off
Aug 18, 2019 15:10:21 GMT
ouroboros: Now all I need is an airship!
Aug 18, 2019 15:08:45 GMT
christain: You'd be the talk of the neighborhood wearing a top hat and swinging a katana around!
Aug 18, 2019 0:44:55 GMT
ouroboros: I missed the leather steampunk top hat damnitall
Aug 18, 2019 0:43:17 GMT
christain: I said I MAY do a vinegar treatment. If I do, I'll definitely post pics.
Aug 18, 2019 0:41:46 GMT
ouroboros: I watched the spearhead fly by...lemme know via some pics how that turns out
Aug 18, 2019 0:34:39 GMT
christain: Got my Viking spear head just today from the DotD last week! This thing's bad-ass---solid as a rock. I may do a vinegar treatment on it for some artificial aging.
Aug 17, 2019 20:59:32 GMT
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