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  • Steel protection in HEMA
    by /u/JojoLesh on April 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    What are the rules about steel armor in HEMA (standard longsword use)? Specifically looking at adding some metal thumbs to gauntlets. I seem to never see metal plates to gloves, and I think I read somewhere that you can’t use them. Is the a general or common rule? I realize that HEMA is generally unarmored combat, but we are already armoring our hands pretty heavily (for good reason). It seems like steel, as used in Buhurt, could find some crossover to HEMA. submitted by /u/JojoLesh [link] [comments]

  • A good training feder
    by /u/GZUS6667 on April 16, 2021 at 3:19 am

    I’ve been practicing Meyer fencing for a year now. And o have been using the Italian training feder from Purple Heart armory. However, the feder as I realized when handling some of the other feders, as well as with what my instructor noted was that the point of balance is to far from the guard and is thus far too clumsy and hard to control. I’m looking for a feder with a maximum POB of ~2” but I’d probably prefer 1.5”. My price range is $400 and below, though I’d prefer $300 and below, I’m willing to save up if I really need to. I’ve already found that be that looks good and if anyone has used it if they could tell me if it’s worth the purchase. Sword I have: Swords that I’m considering: Any help would be appreciated thanks! submitted by /u/GZUS6667 [link] [comments]

  • Are there any long sword “kata” style exercises?
    by /u/swordsmanluke2 on April 16, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Hi y’all! Long time swordsman, first time poster. One thing I’ve missed in western martial arts vs eastern is the presence of “kata” style exercises. If you’re not familiar, kata are choreographed sets of movements to allow a practitioner to practice the movements, flowing from one position to the next. I haven’t encountered such exercises for western arts, but it’s entirely possible that I’ve just missed it. So… any of y’all do kata-like exercises? I’m particularly interested in long sword forms. submitted by /u/swordsmanluke2 [link] [comments]

  • Resources to Begin Spanish Rapier, in English?
    by /u/SontoBontoTanto on April 15, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I know there’s alot of original untranslated spanish rapier pdfs out there, and that got me searching for english translations, to which im having a hard time. If you guys could point me in the right direction towards any retailers who sell english translated sword books, particularly about the rapier, I would appreciate it. submitted by /u/SontoBontoTanto [link] [comments]

  • Lightest/stiffest tournament legal feder?
    by /u/INTelliJentsia on April 15, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I’m looking for a new feder. I want the lightest and stiffest feder I can find that is still tournament legal. I didn’t include the price because I will save up if it’s out of my price range for now. submitted by /u/INTelliJentsia [link] [comments]

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