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  1. Funnily enough I saw this shortly after posting...

    Funnily enough I saw this shortly after posting and have been back through the rest of matts recent Viking era grip videos.

    Like an idiot I wasn't wearing gloves for my first drill session and...
  2. Grip advice wanted for single handed sword

    Hi all, it's been a while since I've posted on here so mods please move if I have put this in the wrong place.

    So long story short I have recently got back into training after a gap of a few years...
  3. Thread: H&H Advice

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    Hi to all, Well the Hanwei/Chen practical H&H...

    Hi to all,

    Well the Hanwei/Chen practical H&H arrived a few days ago and i have to say im impressed.
    Although the pommel does seem large compared to others ive handled it doesnt seem to restrict...
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    Hi Bill, Sorry as usual ive made my previous...

    Hi Bill,

    Sorry as usual ive made my previous post confusing.
    Im certainly no where near the stage of free sparring and am currently using my CS H&H sharp for solo practice at home for working on...
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    Hi Bob, Funny you should mention the Paul Chen...

    Hi Bob,

    Funny you should mention the Paul Chen but I am literally waiting for it to arrive as I found it for a similar price from the states (including shipping) and thought it seemed a good buy....
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    Hi Sean, Ive got an L7 on order from purple...

    Hi Sean,

    Ive got an L7 on order from purple heart but looks like im going to be waiting a while.

    Still being new to WMA I thought I would give making a waster a go in the interim - my carpentry...
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    Hi, Sorry if i was a bit unclear in my first...

    Hi,

    Sorry if i was a bit unclear in my first post, ive just re-read and can see where the confussion could have been caused.

    Im not implying in any way that the fencing depicted in these...
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    James Barclay - The Raven Novels

    I know this may not be the right place for this thread so mods feel free to move if required but hear me out for my logic on posting it here.

    Im assuming most who have opened this thread know of...
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    Hi, I cant give much advice on the specific...

    Hi,

    I cant give much advice on the specific swords you are looking at not having handled them myself but I have a fair bit of experience with Cold Steel's products (mainly their larger knives but...
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    A question on wasters

    Hi to all,

    Im currently attempting to build my first waster for training (Foire) and am after some advice.
    I have managed to obtain some 40" lengths of 3x3" oak and am planning on making my hilt...
  11. Thread: H&H Advice

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    Warning to UK buyers interested in this sword!

    Just to warn anyone thinking of purchasing one of these swords cheaply in the UK I carried out a google search for "paul chen hand and a half uk" and the first link showed the web address...
  12. Thread: H&H Advice

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    Many thanks for all your replies and good advice,...

    Many thanks for all your replies and good advice,

    Having weighed up the cost (which is about the height of my budget for the foreseeable future) and the feedback from yourselves I am going to go...
  13. Thread: H&H Advice

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    H&H Advice

    Hi to all,

    Im still very new to WMA and have just begun training in the Foire dei Liberi system.
    I realise im jumping the gun a bit here by even thinking of purchasing a steel training weapon but...
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    Surrey, UK for WMA

    Hi,

    Im extremely new to WMA and have just started cutting my teeth with the Exiles study group in Dagenham who practice a variety of armed and unarmed techniques from the teachings/manuscripts of...
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    Hi Ricardo, Had an email today and sword will...

    Hi Ricardo,

    Had an email today and sword will be sent on the 9th and should take 10-14 days to arrive.
    Will be putting it through some cutting tests and want to get a feeel for its balance etc......
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    Thanks Tom and Thomas, It was cold steels hand...

    Thanks Tom and Thomas,

    It was cold steels hand and a half sword as my interest is in european 13-15th century longswords.

    Will be running a search after writing this post, thanks again for the...
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    New Toy Ordered!

    Hi to all its been a long time since ive posted on here so i dont expect i know many of you.

    Anyway i have just ordered a new sword from a company in the states that i use for my "modern" knives...
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    Many thanks paulo, i have not been able to find a...

    Many thanks paulo, i have not been able to find a good quality shoto through my regular supplier and was at a bit of a loss as to where to look.
    Are these guys good on quality as 5.95 strikes me as...
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    Altering a bokken

    Hi all another newbie here,

    Im currently experimenting with a two sword style involving a katana and a wakizashi. (i teach myself via books and the internet as i work a 72 hour week and find most...
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