Cool tips

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Gavaha, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    I have few cool tips for practicing/training with swords/spears

    Take a empty paint bucket, fill it with cement, put a pvc pipe in it, let dry, put stick in pvc pipe, and something like a ducktape cardboard circle should be taped on.

    Make a routine for practicing basic moves/positions
    (Medieval Swordsmanship book really helps, see other thread)

    anyone else have tips?
     
  2. Justice

    Justice New Member

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    Cheapest cutting material for swords are pool noodles, and they try a swordsmans patience. Don't cut it right, you'll just knock it over. Hay bales are great for spears and arrows, and they don't cost too much. Don't let it rain on them though, big mess.

    http://homepage.mac.com/aaronjustice/.Movies/cutting.mov
     
  3. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    pool noodles, I'll haave to try it, and cool vid
     
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    Dalleron New Member

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    nice vid. I assume that's your dog running scared. That's kinda funny. Mine would too if I did that.
     
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    Yeah I thought the dog running for its life was a nice touch lol ;-)

    Very nice double cuts Justice, what particular sword are you using? Is it a current one or an old one? What style, where from etc if you don't mind? It obviously does the job!
     
  6. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    i have a tip if you have chain mail practice against that for a real feel
     
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    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    If your wearing your chainmaille, How do you hit yourself ? Just kidding BW. lol Put your chainmaille on something else, it works better. lol :D :D :D
     
  8. Justice

    Justice New Member

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    It's a discontinued Museum replicas Scottish backsword. I sharpened it myself! :D :D :D

    Plus that was my FIRST time ever cutting a pool noodle because this was my first sharpened sword. Some things just come naturally i guess, like the technique of applying murderous and flesh cutting strokes.
     
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    nice
     
  10. CaPtYnCrOnIc

    CaPtYnCrOnIc The Fighters Guide House Member

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    You can also make a sparring 'dummy' for swords too. I have never made one but a buddy back in Tx had one and it worked out pretty good. From what I remember about it the thing was just a central shaft of wood that had like 6-7 other shafts sticking out of it up and down the length. 1 had a upright wooden sword and I think one had a 'mace' he made out of a block of wood he carved round with a hole drilled through it and a rope knotted on both sides of the thing. You could prob add other stuff to it.

    The center shaft was attached to a rotating base that you would move by hand and the thing would spin around and you'd have to duck and strike at it as it rotated back and forth. If I made one I'd attach it to some kind of motor and like a bike spoke and chain but maybe not cuz it'd only go one way.


    The only other place I have seen something like this was in a movie. Ya know that Dragonheart 2 movie they made with that kid and the baby dragon? Not the one with Draco but the kinda kidsy one. Anywho the kid used something like this in the beginning of the movie.

    Edit: meant to say I had something like what Gavaha had too and its good for the basics and overall balance and such
     
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