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Thread: Manville Settler's Day Lincoln RI Sept 22-23 2018

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    Manville Settler's Day Lincoln RI Sept 22-23 2018



    Barring unforeseen wet weather, I will probably be displaying a couple of tables with both modern and antique blades. My display has shrunk, as has participation, so I have loaded out fewer swords. So far, it looks like I will concentrate on the cavalry and eagle pommel swords. I've not loaded out modern medieval or Japanese style stuff, nor the spears. The process has become a bit overwhelming when I do this solo.

    So, without further pomp or circumstance, an obligatory shot from last year.


    This will be the fifteenth year. I will not be there if it rains and I may be moving back to the field instead of under the trees. This is a family friendly event with a primary focus on the firearms ranges but there is archery and a hawk tossing station.

    Cheers
    GC

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    Hi Glen get someone else to take this years photo so the chair is not empty!

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    Now that would be a scary sight! I was captured a couple of years ago with a buddy from decades ago. We had been a rubber raft gang of two on the Charles River, Boston.
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    A couple of more from that photographer, Todd Peletier. The fellow that had first invited me in 2003.
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    Todd(sword) and Josh (Dane axe) at the tables some years ago, back when they were still having fun. They have gone on to other fine times in life. I was just at Josh's house last weekend for a cutting, cigar and whiskey party. I guess I am/was the senior representative.
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    These youngsters have gotten involved with the Hurstwic group and spend their spare time training viking fighting and heathen studies. http://www.hurstwic.com/

    Cheers
    GC

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    Still tentative and pending weather. My back is in really rough shape and I may scale down even further. While apparent in scans two decades ago, my thoracic pain has become greater than my L4-L5 issues. I will update a week before the event.

    Cheers
    GC

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    Glen I hope you can get pain medications that work better. I know what it's like to be limited by your pain level. C5 & C6 problems for me though now fused still a constant problem.

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    Hi Glen,

    It looks great! I think I spot that crossed wedge sword display technique of yours in the background. I think you are right to scale down. More is not necessarily better and we need to take more care of ourselves the older we are.

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    With the weather looking predictably uncertain, it looks like I will not be displaying this year. No doubt this decision will guarantee the weather will be excellent and I might do the knives and a small handful of swords but with the main cache at a remote distance, I would have to start this weekend. We did do a couple of soggy weekends but doing this solo is just too much if there is even a hint of showers. We did one Sunday indoors but the fiddlers were deafening. I will look forward to this event in another year.




    Cheers
    GC

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