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    Walloon and Mortuary Hilts

    Is it just me or is there very little on these swords and how to identify them?
  2. Thread: Kukri trick?

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    there is certainly a trick to it, but I don't...

    there is certainly a trick to it, but I don't think it is meant to fool people.
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    It is true that sometimes you have to make...

    It is true that sometimes you have to make negative statements, but studies show that they aren't not effective. Perhaps a better example would be saying that armor is light, rather than armor is...
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    how is it best to debunk myths? It is best to use...

    how is it best to debunk myths? It is best to use positive statements and not negative ones. For example; European swords were high quality, instead of Damascus steel is not super. Additionally, I...
  5. you would be surprised by the lack of security at...

    you would be surprised by the lack of security at some places. I hope they catch them. It is hard to fence them, but I suppose it is probably like stolen art where it is used by crime syndicates as a...
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    I suppose the monogram is that of Wilhelm II?

    I suppose the monogram is that of Wilhelm II?
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    where did you get that idea? It was pretty easy...

    where did you get that idea? It was pretty easy for me to find it.



    the 5th edition of Fox-Davies has some information about Major-Gen; Charles Sheppey Sturt and his nephew Geoffrey Sturt....
  8. Thread: Saber Typology

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    well there are distinct national styles that...

    well there are distinct national styles that pre-date pattern swords, although this seem to be treated more like different types of swords, than all sabers. Although a few of them are cited as the...
  9. Thread: Saber Typology

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    I mean differentiating between different types of...

    I mean differentiating between different types of sabers.
  10. Thread: Saber Typology

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    Saber Typology

    Is there some sort of typology for sabers and the ilk?
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    The crest and motto seems to belong to the Sturt...

    The crest and motto seems to belong to the Sturt family
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    I suppose it would matter not only how sharp the...

    I suppose it would matter not only how sharp the blade is, but also the direction the sword is going? I wonder if we expand the question to include single edged swords, because it seems to me that...
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    how much bigger was the Imperial army? I mean...

    how much bigger was the Imperial army? I mean Bavaria was the second largest kingdom in the Empire, but was much smaller than Prussia. According to this site Bavaria had only 6,887,291 people, where...
  14. yeah, a lot of film makers try to add a lot of...

    yeah, a lot of film makers try to add a lot of action, violence and movement, but it only serves to devalue it. Especially when the hero is suppose to be opposed to violence, but ends up killing...
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    how about a mixture of cornstarch and water with...

    how about a mixture of cornstarch and water with a bright green dye.
  16. ok, some of those fights were good. Although I...

    ok, some of those fights were good. Although I think they were going for best scenes with sword fights. Also, I think that Blade fight would be better if Blades opponent dodged the sword attacks and...
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    Thrusts tend to be deeper, and focus on the...

    Thrusts tend to be deeper, and focus on the energy on the point. When you hit with the edge, the energy is transferred on a larger area. Slashing and stabbing are different arm motions, so you exert...
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    Perhaps, you are being a bit nick-picky? He...

    Perhaps, you are being a bit nick-picky? He certainly was not commissioned, he was an amateur(as in not paid), trying to answer a difficult question in an scholarly way. I think it holds that most...
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    Sticky: What battle was this?

    What battle was this?
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    The issue, I think is fairness, not deadliness,...

    The issue, I think is fairness, not deadliness, as a true gentleman does not fear death. Which suggests that the Confederates' complaint was more of a tactic to get their enemies to give up their...
  21. just think about how much bad reporting we don't...

    just think about how much bad reporting we don't realize is bad? The Smithsonian probably doesn't have viking sword experts. Saying a sword could be between 1,000 and 500 years old, is like saying...
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    This practice continues somewhat, although they...

    This practice continues somewhat, although they don't change the names of regiments anymore, and not in Germany. Interesting the Norwegian King's Guard has a King Penguin as a colonel-in-chief.

    I...
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    I wonder if this stems from dueling. I know by...

    I wonder if this stems from dueling. I know by this time in the US pistol duels were far more common, (although Lincoln choose the sword when challenged to a duel, Lincoln's reach gave him an...
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    thanks, but it didn't really touch on ring size.

    thanks, but it didn't really touch on ring size.
  25. Thread: War Horse

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    War Horse

    has anyone seen this movie? and am I right in thinking they use their swords wrong? They use what I think are 1902 and 1912 British Cavalry Swords, which don't have much of a cutting edge, yet they...
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