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hairyjeff

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Hey, Masterspark! Beautiful sword! Have you read 'Der Altenn Fechter' by Christian Egenolff? Really fascinating read for us who like our historical weaponry. ( I imagine you have!) Zweihander had to be big - it is as much about impressing the opponent as it is about hitting them!
 

MasterSpark

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Hi Jeff. I'm familiar with the text that Egenolff has on the longsword, although I've never been convinced that it (and a few others) relates to actual two-handed swords. Are you familiar with the Wiktenauer site? It's a wiki that compiles all the known fencing manuals and other such stuff, it's quite a good resource.

http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Main_Page

And here's the page for the manual I've been working with the most.

http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Diogo_Gomes_de_Figueyredo
 

hairyjeff

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Aah, yes, I've come across this before - it's very good. I'm currently getting back to using a Danish axe, ready for Hastings 950th anniversary next year. Forgot how heavy mine is!
 

The Sun King

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As a historian I always get a bit bummed out by how much my friends who do "historical" fighting take speculation for facts.

Awesome picture by the way @MasterSpark - you're very handsome :)
 

hairyjeff

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It is a bit depressing. I try really hard to match my kit to museum pieces or to manuscript illuminations, but have been told off for " inaccuracy" by people wearing point shoes.( " errr , 200 years or so out!") It is very difficult to be 100% right , but it's not hard to make the effort. Combat boots did not exist in 1066!
 
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