Tbh, many originals – especially medieval ones – weren’t made to super tight tolerances. Some Windlass products ain’t that bad, some ain’t bad at all. Of course most are far from the "real thing", and probably especially the sabers. Doesn't mean they don't make some quite nice handling ones, too.
My original military 1912 Klewang had that “machete style” to it, too.
Now follows the conclusion, that whosoever shall think or find himself in his fight too weak for the agent's, or patient agent, and therefore, or by reason of his drunkenness, or unreasonable desperateness shall press within the half sword, or desperately run in of purpose to give hurt, or at least for taking of one hurt, to give another, shall most assuredly be in great danger of death or wounds, and the other shall still be safe and go free. - PARADOXES OF DEFENCE, George Silver, 1599
be that as it may. we have learned how to make good stuff. a sword is just a big knife. every buck knife i've seen is perfect. it is possible for windlass to do the same. they just don't feel the need.
i still say this group could make them think better QC is a good idea.
If you mean the 1907 "bebut", no, it's an entirely different sword, much shorter and lighter. Not a bad weapon in its own right, though. The M1881 saber is based on the Cossack shashka, the M1907 on the Caucasian kindjal short sword or heavy dagger.
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Sullivan: Haha, I’m all for using whatever excuse you can for some revelry with good friends. Yeah, just, yeah...for sure avoid the combustion in areas/surfaces... bodies that can’t handle it.
Sept 10, 2020 6:45:55 GMT
ardhanari: .... Minus explosions
Sept 10, 2020 4:20:11 GMT
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