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    I have been lucky enough to examine a real one...

    I have been lucky enough to examine a real one from Culloden with a chunk taken out of it so the layers are very obvious and the leather is remarkably light (maybe even less than 3mm) I will try to...
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    Hey Scott, We make ours in-house however we...

    Hey Scott,
    We make ours in-house however we are in the process of developing a synthetic option that will be made available commercially. I can't say anymore about the project but I will be...
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    Academy of Historical Arts

    Hey,
    Just letting everyone know that the Academy of Historical Arts is starting back again after our summer recess. If anyone is in Glasgow or Dundee then feel free to come along to one of our...
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    Are you aware of any source suggesting the spike...

    Are you aware of any source suggesting the spike was actually used in combat? I would be very interested to see this as from looking at the extent examples I do not currently believe the spike was...
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    Although in the Academy we like the synthetics as...

    Although in the Academy we like the synthetics as a rule, we do find that the basket is slightly lacking for Scottish broadsword also the balance wasn't quite right (we found using a wheel pommel...
  6. Thread: Donald Mcbane

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    The Academy is attempting to have them digitized...

    The Academy is attempting to have them digitized but it is a slow process due to the fragile nature of the plates (they are on fold out pages which do not survive well) I will keep you informed but...
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    wow totally not how i pictured him :( certainly...

    wow totally not how i pictured him :( certainly fascinating though, thank you Phil for this...I didn't picture him with facial hair due to the whole explosion incident, but I guess you learn...
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    That is really interesting, the librarians at the...

    That is really interesting, the librarians at the National Library and the Uni Library must have been a little out of date with their information. The Academy is in the process of trying to get a...
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    I am currently in the US and thus targeless but...

    I am currently in the US and thus targeless but Keith has said he will add pictures over the next couple of days on my behalf.

    Alex thank you for responding but stop procastinating on forums and...
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    How to make a targe waster.

    Hey,
    I noticed a lot of us are beginning to use targe in our practises and I think this is brilliant. I thought I would post some information on the method the academy uses to construct their...
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    In the academy I am the one who loves broadsword...

    In the academy I am the one who loves broadsword and targe and I can reveal that one thing I know Keith has used to give me a real run for my money is footwork. I am extremely well covered and so an...
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    Hey, The Academy of Historical Arts had the...

    Hey,
    The Academy of Historical Arts had the same problem for a while. We then got in touch with a carpenter who specialises in wasters and designed a wooden blade specifically to take the leather...
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    Battle of Culloden

    While at University I had the opportunity to spend time within the Department of Battlefield Archaeology. I had never been a fan of archaeology but I found what they did fascinating and extremely...
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    There is good evidence to say that small sword /...

    There is good evidence to say that small sword / spadroon can be considered in the Scottish martial arts section. Strangely when I was working on my thesis which was based on the work of McBane the...
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    Sticky: Please read before posting.

    Welcome to the Historical Texts section of the Scottish Fighting Traditions forum. This section is the place to post information or discussions relating directly to Historical Texts which involve...
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    Sticky: Please read before posting.

    Welcome to the Modern Scottish Martial Art Practice section of the Scottish Fighting Traditions forum. This section is the place to post information or discussions relating directly to modern day...
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    Sticky: Please read before posting.

    Welcome to the War Studies section of the Scottish Fighting Traditions forum. This section is the place to post information or discussions relating directly to Wars in which Scottish troops were...
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    Sticky: Please read before posting.

    Welcome to the Battlefields and their Archaeology section of the Scottish Fighting Traditions forum. This section is the place to post information or discussions relating directly to battlefields...
  19. Hey Chris, Thanks for getting back to me. I am...

    Hey Chris,
    Thanks for getting back to me. I am a huge proponent of reconstruction through using the slivers of information that are available to us due to the lack of evidence currently (The...
  20. Hey, I was wondering if anyone had concrete...

    Hey,
    I was wondering if anyone had concrete evidence of the dirk dances existance pre victorian times? I had wanted to use it in my thesis but was very strictly informed it was a modern...
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    Hey Chris, Sorry to disappoint but sadly no....

    Hey Chris,
    Sorry to disappoint but sadly no. Keith perhaps used the wrong word to describe the work, it is of course a text not a manuscript (this will be my fault as I have a bad habit of calling...
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    Welcome to the new Scotland section :)

    Hello Everyone,
    I know a lot of you are a bit unsure about where this forum has come from or what the plans are for it so I felt I should probably give some details. I hope Mark doesn't mind me...
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