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    Hi Will! It's good to hear from you again =)...

    Hi Will!
    It's good to hear from you again =) Thank you so much for the information! And you've definitely have a sharp eye: the knife does indeed disassemble! I did not notice until I started...
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    Identifying a Wilkinson Knife

    Hello!

    I've recently acquired a knife stamped with the Wilkinson logo, Queen Elizabeth's Royal Coat of Arms, and what is presumably the metropolitan Toronto police logo. The serial number on the...
  3. Thanks Mike! The collection of links was...

    Thanks Mike! The collection of links was particularly helpful =)
  4. Thanks again Will! I'll try to keep all that in...

    Thanks again Will! I'll try to keep all that in mind =)
  5. Hi Will, Thanks for reply! 1. Condition:...

    Hi Will,

    Thanks for reply!

    1. Condition: Again, I apologize in advance because I have no idea if my expectations are realistic as to condition but... near perfect would be great of course ;),...
  6. British P1821 Light Cavalry Saber Questions

    Hello!

    I am new to buying antique swords and curious about the possibility of obtaining British P1821 Light Cavalry Saber with a Wilkinson blade.

    1. How much should I expect to be spending for...
  7. Feedback on Universal Swords British 1845 Wilkinson Light Cavalry Saber?

    Hello!

    I was wondering if anyone had handled Universal Swords' British 1845 Wilkinson Light Cavalry Saber? I've heard that their reproductions tend to not handle like the historical originals for...
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    Ah, thanks =) I had an e-copy of this, but it's...

    Ah, thanks =) I had an e-copy of this, but it's nice to know that's it's available for free! Definitely a good read.
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    Interesting, thanks! =)

    Interesting, thanks! =)
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    @Luke: Thanks for finding that image! The image...

    @Luke: Thanks for finding that image! The image does clearly show what I was struggling to describe with words =)

    @Keith: Thank you for the clarification about the source of the image! I'm...
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    Hi Luke, Ah, my apologies for being unclear!...

    Hi Luke,

    Ah, my apologies for being unclear! =)
    1. I actually don't mean a reverse grip, but a standard globular/hammer grip with the point forward. To frame a "reverse" St George, the...
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    Thanks Jon!

    Thanks Jon!
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    "Reverse" St. George's guard/ward

    Hello all!

    Are there any sources that mention the use of a "reverse" St. George's guard/ward (i.e. St. George's ward but pointed in the opposite direction) when defending against the vertical blow...
  14. Hi Oz, Sorry for the delayed reply! (Life...

    Hi Oz,

    Sorry for the delayed reply! (Life suddenly caught up to me), and wow, thank you for being so generous with your time and writing such a detailed response to my question!

    If I...
  15. I enjoyed your description of how you analyze...

    I enjoyed your description of how you analyze position very much, thanks for sharing!


    I'm sorry, but would you be able to help me understand how space would play a greater part than lying? For...
  16. Additionally, as somewhat of an interesting...

    Additionally, as somewhat of an interesting aside, Silver also mentions in several places that unless the agent immediately flies out after the patient wards, he will be hurt by the patient's time of...
  17. Thank you Thomas, Vincent, and Oz :) It sounds...

    Thank you Thomas, Vincent, and Oz :) It sounds like that if the patient is more "bent" than the agent during parry/stop, then he will be able to riposte more quickly than the agent can attack again...
  18. Applying Silver's principles to safely parry, riposte, and avoid mutual injury

    Silver often speaks of warding, striking/thrusting, and flying out after the agent has gained the patient the place.

    However, after a patient wards an agent's blow, how can the patient safely...
  19. Hi Rob, Thanks for trying to track down the...

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for trying to track down the possible mis-transcription, and I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who could not see the reference. I also found the passages you suggested to...
  20. Silver's Brief Instructions 11.7's reference to 4.12

    In 11.7 of Silver's BI, he apparently makes reference to 4.12 in response to a hypothetical question, but it seems to me that 4.12 does answer this hypothetical question. 11.7 states (emphasis added...
  21. Hi Robert, Thank you very much for the...

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you very much for the clarification :) Again, I really appreciate it.

    -Vincent
  22. Thank you for your explanation! It definitely...

    Thank you for your explanation! It definitely helps. Both the references to Brief Instructions as well as your summary were extremely helpful in aiding my understanding.

    With regards to...
  23. Winning the place in Maister Terry Brown's system

    I've read Maister Terry Brown's book "English Martial Arts," finding it to be quite informative and succinct, but I am interested in learning a little more about his system's method and was hoping...
  24. Thanks for clearing that up for me! :)

    Thanks for clearing that up for me! :)
  25. Hi Jon, Interesting! I had not thought about...

    Hi Jon,

    Interesting! I had not thought about it that way. What do you think are the disadvantages of being crossed at a greater distance?


    -Vincent
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