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Long sword fighting

Posted February 26th, 2013 at 08:50 AM by Sylvano the Wasabus
We have recently received some decent quality foam long swords. In the past we always made our own weapons because we couldn’t really afford anything else. Over time we developed a really durable short sword, about two feet in length. It was incredibly light and as a result the fighting was very fast. The short length of the swords means that the fighting is extremely close- you are right next to your opponent.

Oddly enough you’d think you could reach out and punch them but the blades move so quickly that such things are not possible- you’d get your arm sliced off or be wounded for leaving yourself open.

I enjoy fighting with weapons and we have been doing so for several years. It certainly makes one appreciate the skill and strength required – and why daily training for knights and soldiers was necessary. And I think this firsthand experience is invaluable for writing combat in the novel I’m working on.

I try to be open minded to the...

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