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    While armor may not throw off your balance like a...

    While armor may not throw off your balance like a backpack, physics tells us that it will have an effect.

    With a backpack, once you get up to speed, its inertia doesn't impede forward progress as...
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    True unsung heroes

    These guys braved 120 degree F (50 C) heat and 8ft deep pools of sewage to get a sewage leak under control.

    I think they deserve a glass raised in their honor.
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    Sticky: If European swords were not sharp, Liechtenauer...

    If European swords were not sharp, Liechtenauer would only have had two wounders.
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    Sticky: I think a lot of fight choreography has three...

    I think a lot of fight choreography has three main goals: move the plot along, impress the lay-folk, and don't injure the talent.

    That being said, there are a lot of period moves that would look...
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    That would have changed the course of the war,...

    That would have changed the course of the war, don't you think? If MD had declared for the Confederacy, D.C. would have been surrounded. What psychological effect would having to move the capital had...
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    Since Maryland was a Union state, the donor...

    Since Maryland was a Union state, the donor probably had good reason to remain anonymous.

    I agree about the restoration being too well done.
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    I think people underestimate rapier blades. I've...

    I think people underestimate rapier blades. I've been using a curved steel two-handed kriegsmesser against rapiers for over a year now, without so much as a complaint about edge nicks.

    Any...
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    I bought two Hanwei practical rapier blades a...

    I bought two Hanwei practical rapier blades a little over a year ago. One died very young - after about a month of weekly practices. The other lasted about a year. They both failed in the same manner...
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    I don't care what the rodent says, it's still six...

    I don't care what the rodent says, it's still six weeks until the equinox.

    I've spent a couple hours hacking at the snowbank in front of my house, and I still can't see out of the driveway. We...
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    Probably cord-wrapped leather. I may try adding...

    Probably cord-wrapped leather. I may try adding some wire Turk's heads if I get ambitious.
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    What do you do with a dead Hanwei?

    What's a Hanwei? About two pounds! Yuk, yuk.

    Hanwei practical rapiers are inexpensive, but don't have the best longevity.
    So, what do you do with a dead one? Cut it down into a main gauche!
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    Woo hooo! Practical langmesser!

    I just saw this on Therion's site:

    http://therionarms.com/reenact/therionarms_c1350.html :cool:

    Does anyone have any additional info? Pulleeeeeeze?
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    Swing low, sweet nebenhut!

    Swing low, sweet nebenhut!
  14. Thread: The future

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    It's not the same as stamdard graphite or fiber....

    It's not the same as stamdard graphite or fiber. It can reportedly replace silicon in electronics, and has tremendous structural possibilities. Graphene is potentially as transformative as the...
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    Has anyone tried one of the Alchem messers? I...

    Has anyone tried one of the Alchem messers? I have one of their curved schlagers, and it's been holding up pretty well. At half the price of the Albion, it might be worth a look.
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    I once thought that all I was interested in was...

    I once thought that all I was interested in was rapier, but now I'm finding that longsword is just as interesting.

    I took a class from Jessica at Chivalric Weekend, and if her school weren't...
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    That's pretty much what I thought.

    That's pretty much what I thought.
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    That's quite a schedule. After I get my new doublet, I'll have to start saving up to go next year!
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    New theory on fullers.

    I heard a new theory on the purpose of fullers the other day, and I was wondering what you good folks would make of it.

    The gentleman proposed that, if a fullered blade were to crack, the fuller...
  20. Way back in the days of paper catalog, I think...

    Way back in the days of paper catalog, I think they had a stage version of that sword. If I recall correctly, it came with a schlager blade. Could that be what you have?
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    It's a bit more than you wanted. Perhaps you...

    It's a bit more than you wanted. Perhaps you could split it with someone.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#red-metals/=82ue17
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    Several, in fact. ...

    Several, in fact.
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  23. In general, ethnic groups from regions closer to...

    In general, ethnic groups from regions closer to the equator use more herbs and spices in their diets. This is because many herbs and spices have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that retard...
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    You're not coming to a town near me! :(

    You're not coming to a town near me! :(
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    Have a great summer, everyone! On the winter...

    Have a great summer, everyone!

    On the winter solstice, there is supposed to be a full lunar eclipse. If it were happening next year, I might give some more thought to that Mayan calendar business!
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