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    Sticky: Grand Rapids MI these days which is fairly close.

    Grand Rapids MI these days which is fairly close.
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    They had a strange way of romanticizing it for a...

    They had a strange way of romanticizing it for a long time. Although I suppose the fires from the burning abbeys and destruction of tombs of old kings had it's own charm. :-)
    It would be an...
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    Qoute from William Carew "There are plenty more...

    Qoute from William Carew "There are plenty more as well. In further support of your point, just a small sampling of some of the other surviving 'Western Martial Arts' or WMA includes Classical...
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    There's also an insatiable drive for progress in...

    There's also an insatiable drive for progress in the West and a strong need to know that we are progressing in all areas. I don't think this exists as strongly amongst other cultural groups.
    Couple...
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    I would like to add my thanks to all persons...

    I would like to add my thanks to all persons involved in putting on this tournament. Dave aka Murph aka "Dave the other", you are to be commended on putting together a great event that seemed to go...
  6. And until this came out everyone was convinced...

    And until this came out everyone was convinced that the Pope was in league with the French king in ordering the trials against the Templars. The "History" channel certainly has stated that at every...
  7. It's also wonderful to see yet another example of...

    It's also wonderful to see yet another example of how the Church is innocent of the horrible injustices of which she is charged with all too often.
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    Chris, You should have noted the arming sword...

    Chris,
    You should have noted the arming sword listed on Charles' website then. This not a long sword.
    I hope that you are able to produce a quality product that could be of benefit to community. ...
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    Well, old boy, no mention was made of...

    Well, old boy, no mention was made of Christianity or Plato somehow being a follower of Christ prior to his birth. Plato may not have been a Jew or a Christian but I would certainly think that he...
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    As opposed to your brand of zealotry.:rolleyes: ...

    As opposed to your brand of zealotry.:rolleyes: Plato is stating that geometry is one of the fundamental building blocks of the natural world. That plays in very well to the discussion at hand...
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    [QUOTE=CarlRutledge;931997] No offense to...

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    No offense to me. I was merely attempting to clarify what Tipo may have been trying to say.:-)
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    As are English and Yiddish. I am quite sure that...

    As are English and Yiddish. I am quite sure that most English people would not appreciate being called Germanic. However, by your initial post I would say that the "Germanic" peoples of England had...
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    He was questioning your usage of "Germanic" to...

    He was questioning your usage of "Germanic" to describe Scandinavians. From what I understand most Germanic tribes did migrate from the Scadinavian area but that does not necessarily make present...
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    l'arte dell'armi may be a bit closer to what you...

    l'arte dell'armi may be a bit closer to what you are trying to say.

    Italian a is similar to the short o in hot or to the first a in papa. It should never sound like uh or aw.

    i makes a sound...
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    I use an Arms and Armor fechterspiel as well as a...

    I use an Arms and Armor fechterspiel as well as a Swordcrafts aluminum longsword. Of all the aluminum trainers that I have used, it is the most realistic in weight and balance. With that being...
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    I will be at ISMAC this year. Lucky for me it is...

    I will be at ISMAC this year. Lucky for me it is even closer then it has been in the past! Although the hour drive to Lansing wasn't exactly horrible.;) It should be interesting having it at a new...
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    Try here for Darkwood. ...

    Try here for Darkwood.

    http://www.darkwoodarmory.com/catalog.shtml

    Well worth looking at!

    Good luck to you in you and your daughter in developing an interest in historical weapons!
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    You expressed yourself well and have/had no...

    You expressed yourself well and have/had no reason for apologies.:-)
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    some clarification

    His question really does not relate to the Bible at all. He noted the manuscript of Hans Wurm which shows a man with a slogan on his leg. He had noted that there was a verse in the Bible that...
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    Christian, Are these of a heavier weight/more...

    Christian,
    Are these of a heavier weight/more padding then the linen gambeson?
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    Or just laser cut it. Faster, cheaper and no...

    Or just laser cut it. Faster, cheaper and no problem with typical sword thicknesses. Also harder steels are actually easier for a laser to cut out. I made a couple of knives out of D2 tooled steel...
  22. I would like to take this oppurtunity to bump...

    I would like to take this oppurtunity to bump this to the top of the list.

    It should be noted that we have shelved the rapier material for the time being and are concentrating on the medieval...
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    You are forgetting the English Langue of the...

    You are forgetting the English Langue of the Hospitallers of St John of Jeruselum (which exists in various forms today). National identity is also a very modern concept. There were French knights...
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    May Cromwell continue to burn in hell!:mad: ...

    May Cromwell continue to burn in hell!:mad:

    But his sword sure is pretty to look at!!;)
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    Great name by the way. One of the true greats of...

    Great name by the way. One of the true greats of Irish history who deserves to be ranked up there with Brian Boru, Cuchulain, and Hugh O'Neill!

    Nice looking sword too. I have a backsword by Rob...
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