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Swords!
« on: August 14, 2015, 11:19:31 am »
Edit 2: I guess I'm back now. I guess I can keep discussing sword things.


My sword is a Hanwei claymore with a 40-inch blade that weighs 5.2 pounds. Also its name is Kieran :P

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Re: Swords!
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 08:23:02 pm »
What do you do with your swords?

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Re: Swords!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 08:29:28 pm »
Are you able to kick it up to your self? :3 if you are going to try I recommend you try it with the sheath on :P XD
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Re: Swords!
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 10:13:40 am »
For display, training, or something else entirely?

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Re: Swords!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 12:01:38 pm »
What do you do with your swords?
For display, training, or something else entirely?
Training, I guess...? I just started trying to learn how to do Figueiredo's montante rules and some basic German and Italian longsword stuff, and I use my sword to practice that stuff. It sounds, looks, and feels weird and stupid (and it kinda is) but I still find it interesting for some reason. (Edit: I'm not trying to say the whole hobby is stupid. It's just something I find really embarrassing for some reason)

Also, I might end up using it to cut various plastic jugs and melons. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Are you able to kick it up to your self? :3 if you are going to try I recommend you try it with the sheath on :P XD
If you're talking about what's done in Figueiredo's montante rules, that's not something I tried much, because I'm not a big fan of kicking my sword. :P (And I don't even have a sheath. That's not really a thing that you use with a claymore (also getting one made for my sword would probably cost more than the sword did).)
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Re: Swords!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 05:29:17 pm »
What do you do with your swords?
For display, training, or something else entirely?
Training, I guess...? I just started trying to learn how to do Figueiredo's montante rules and some basic German and Italian longsword stuff, and I use my sword to practice that stuff. It sounds, looks, and feels weird and stupid (and it kinda is) but I still find it interesting for some reason.

Also, I might end up using it to cut various plastic jugs and melons. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oh dear lord. You want a non-sharpened sword for the former, and a sharpened sword for the latter. For the love of safety, do not do both of those things with the same blade </3

As for swords, I don't personally own one myself, but I take lessons on medieval swordfighting. I think german school, mostly, but we're kinda all over the place. >.>

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Re: Swords!
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 06:03:03 pm »
Training, I guess...? I just started trying to learn how to do Figueiredo's montante rules and some basic German and Italian longsword stuff, and I use my sword to practice that stuff. It sounds, looks, and feels weird and stupid (and it kinda is) but I still find it interesting for some reason.
Are you more based in the German or Italian school? Also sword alone or do you use an offhand?

Also I'm more of an Italian school person (Sword and offhand dagger, specifically).
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Re: Swords!
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 10:32:24 pm »
Are you more based in the German or Italian school? Also sword alone or do you use an offhand?

Also I'm more of an Italian school person (Sword and offhand dagger, specifically).
I'm definitely based more in the German school, and I just use my sword alone.

When you say sword and dagger, what kind of sword? I don't know how a longsword or greatsword like mine could be used with something else.

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Re: Swords!
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 07:30:16 am »
Are you more based in the German or Italian school? Also sword alone or do you use an offhand?

Also I'm more of an Italian school person (Sword and offhand dagger, specifically).
I'm definitely based more in the German school, and I just use my sword alone.

When you say sword and dagger, what kind of sword? I don't know how a longsword or greatsword like mine could be used with something else.

Technically a rapier. I use the dagger main gauche, so it is more defensive than anything else.
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Re: Swords!
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 07:53:55 am »
Are you more based in the German or Italian school? Also sword alone or do you use an offhand?

Also I'm more of an Italian school person (Sword and offhand dagger, specifically).
I'm definitely based more in the German school, and I just use my sword alone.

When you say sword and dagger, what kind of sword? I don't know how a longsword or greatsword like mine could be used with something else.

Technically a rapier. I use the dagger main gauche, so it is more defensive than anything else.
OK, that's what I thought.

EDIT:
Oh dear lord. You want a non-sharpened sword for the former, and a sharpened sword for the latter. For the love of safety, do not do both of those things with the same blade </3
If I wasn't such an idiot and actually thought about what sword I should get, right now I would have a Hanwei Tinker longsword and an extra blade that would be dull.

Someone else who is more knowledgeable about this topic really should've started this thread (like you or pimath). At this point, I'm pretty much a complete noob when it comes to swords. I wouldn't have made this thread if it wasn't for that other one in Private Matters.

As for swords, I don't personally own one myself, but I take lessons on medieval swordfighting. I think german school, mostly, but we're kinda all over the place. >.>
I would love to actually be able to learn this stuff from a person, but there aren't any HEMA clubs or anything similar within 2 hours of where I live.  x.x
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Re: Swords!
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2015, 11:23:19 pm »
I'm back, I guess. I'd like to think that I know more now about swords than I did when I started this topic, but who knows.

The German longsword stuff wasn't working out for be because apparently a claymore is a greatsword, so I started learning montante techniques instead. Those have been working out much better for me so far.

I had thought before that I really should've gotten another sword and I had thought about just selling Kieran, but at this point, I couldn't ever part with it, tbh. It really means a lot to me now, and has become a big part of my life.

Also, I have cut a lot of things since I was last on here. Many water bottles and pumpkins have been killed by my sword. :P