• We all know about pommel throwing, but what other ‘unexpected tricks’ exist in the treatises?
    by /u/ArchAngelleofJustice on April 1, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I’m asking because I want ideas of wacky things I can do in my tabletop RPG. But also because I’m curious. submitted by /u/ArchAngelleofJustice [link] [comments]

  • The Beginner’s Guide to German Longsword, part 3: How to Stand
    by /u/tabiris on April 1, 2020 at 9:26 am

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  • Soreness in the edge of my palm. What could be causing this?
    by /u/c-y-d-o-n-i-a on April 1, 2020 at 4:19 am

    I’ve been feeling some pain in my right hand after doing some solo longsword drills, but I’m not sure what’s causing it. It’s in the medial edge of my palm proximal to my pinky. It’s not very deep, so I don’t think it’s anything involving my pinky. It gets worse when I try to grip objects with that hand. I’m using a handshake grip, so I’m not sure what I’m doing that could be causing the soreness. Could I be gripping the sword too tightly, or might I be doing something wrong when trying to strike? I apologize if this isn’t much info to go on, but I figured I’d ask. submitted by /u/c-y-d-o-n-i-a [link] [comments]

  • Sword Carolina online
    by /u/bestdangname on March 31, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Has anyone here used sword Carolina? Thoughts, concerns? I am impressed by their content on YouTube, but haven’t seen any feedback on their online education tool. My nearest club is 2 hours away and I can only bi weekly, and also not until the quarantine ends. Would this be a decent supplement, for myself and other enthusiasts to use if we were to learn and study together? submitted by /u/bestdangname [link] [comments]

  • Meyer longsword length?
    by /u/PNW_1989 on March 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Were the longswords generally longer in Meyer’s time than early KDF or are feders generally just a little longer than sharps? submitted by /u/PNW_1989 [link] [comments]

  • A cool thing I have found in a tavern in the new Mount and Blade
    by /u/yeetcore on March 31, 2020 at 1:53 pm

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  • Swords and chill – send me your vids to make a HEMA super cut.
    by /u/MarkHolgate74 on March 31, 2020 at 12:03 am

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  • Suggestions for war club and other impact weapons
    by /u/Lamnad on March 30, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I’ve been looking into and working on how to fight using war clubs, focusing on thing along the lines of the Irish Bursa and war weight cudgels as wells as quarter staff and Goedendag. I’ve been doing my best to figure things out myself and using what sources I can find. However, most of what I find is based off Single stick, which to me is too closely based off fencing with light swords. There is also Escrimma, which has it merits. I was wonder if anyone knew of some WMA sources I could look at? Preferably in the “clock a bear” range. I haven’t gotten my hands and many treaties, so don’t be afraid to recommend something you think is obvious. submitted by /u/Lamnad [link] [comments]

  • The sword of Edward III blog post
    by /u/NathanArmsAndArmor on March 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Hey sword fighters. Here’s a blog post I just wrote about the sword of King Edward III and the reproduction we make at Arms and Armor. It’s a type XVIIIa longsword, though with a shorter handle than some of the later longswords. Check it out. ​ submitted by /u/NathanArmsAndArmor [link] [comments]

  • HEMA suppliers in Canada
    by /u/Hathol on March 30, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I’m looking for some resources on suppliers in Canada. With international shipping being kind of shaky at the moment, and with people unable to make orders with clubs, etc.. there isn’t much information on quality makers/suppliers in Canada. Just looking for any input from fellow Canadians, because gd knows I’ll probably have to wait as long as this virus is around to get a Regenyei or really anything from Europe shipped. I mean, not like I swing anything around in my small apartment, but you know. submitted by /u/Hathol [link] [comments]

  • Ledall’s 1st Flourish
    by /u/GuildofKnightlyArts on March 30, 2020 at 12:08 am

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  • Montante Sparring Question
    by /u/nickambro on March 29, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Hello, ive been looking into purchasing a montante for sometime, realistically I’ve been waffling on buying a montante for about 2 months. For a time, my main decision was between a metal and synthetic version. However, recently(before covid19) my branche’s leader was speaking about safely when working with quarter staffs and the topic got around to whether or not i could even spar with a montante. He said that even the synthetic versions are far too dangerous to be sparred with(to any meaningful degree of tilt) and that i would basically be in it to learn drills. My question is this: is there ANY known combination of montante and reasonable gear(not a plated harness) that would be safe to do meaningful sparring with? Thank you. submitted by /u/nickambro [link] [comments]

  • Easton Saber Mark III experiences?
    by /u/DerSchwabe2002 on March 29, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Hey there I am thinking about buying the Easton Saber Mark III by Kvetun Armory and I would like to ask you if any of you owns this saber and if you would recommend it? PS: sorry for any mistakes I am no native speaker submitted by /u/DerSchwabe2002 [link] [comments]

  • HEMA Mindset: Sport or Martial Art?
    by /u/xLTxMasterThief on March 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    When you spar, do you fall under more of the mindset of scoring points (Sport) or a combat discipline for eliminating a threat (Martial Art). My best mate and I are having a debate on which is more prevalent, especially when competitions are relevant in the near future 😁 also, yes I know Martial art is in the name HEMA, haha. View Poll submitted by /u/xLTxMasterThief [link] [comments]

  • Is it just me or is it the case that the more west in Europe you go the more hand protection the sabres have, and the more east you go the less hand protection the Sabres have.
    by /u/nickmavrick on March 29, 2020 at 3:30 am

    I am talking about single-edged cutting swords in the renaissance and early modern period. submitted by /u/nickmavrick [link] [comments]

  • Nice Leg Slip At The 2020 Arnold Fencing Classic
    by /u/GuardTierce on March 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

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  • Feder suggestions
    by /u/ZaphosNZ on March 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Hey all, medium-time lurker here. I thought I’d ask around for opinions on good brands for feders. I’m basically just looking for something light that will last and be a safe bet for tournament legality. Affordability is not a priority but cheaper is obviously better – though I would rather something a bit more expensive that lasts than something cheap that doesn’t. I’ve had a brief look around the web and nothing has really caught my eye to be honest. submitted by /u/ZaphosNZ [link] [comments]

  • Recreational fencing in Late Medieval/Early Modern Europe
    by /u/Dunnere on March 28, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Cross-posted from the HEMAA: I’ve heard a lot of references over the years to 16th century Bolognese fencing tournament rules where the feet were worth extra points because they were considered hard to hit, as well as commercial fencing salles where masters charged by the technique. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find a primary source for either claim. Does anyone know where this comes from? I’ve also heard that Manciolino specifically talks about how to approach tournament or recreational fencing vs self-defense, but I couldn’t find a discussion of the topic in my admittedly brief scan through his work. Could somebody point me to where in Opera Nova he talks about this? Do we have any other sources that go into any detail about competitive or recreational fencing as practiced by non-knights in 14th or 15th century Europe? submitted by /u/Dunnere [link] [comments]

  • Gear advice
    by /u/Barumpf on March 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of requests for advice on gear purchases lately, and while the most sensible answer given – “ask your instructor” – is also usually one of the first ones given, I can understand it can also be a less than satisfactory one. I therefore thought I’d share a gear recommendations document I wrote for our internal club use. Now, big caveats apply here! These are recommendations for my club, Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland. Any club you join may have different views on gear purchases. Also, like it says in the text, these aren’t direct and unconditional endorsements for any product. This is simply a list of what I see as sensible first-time purchases for someone getting into HEMA. I’d also be very curious if anyone else has similar documents to share, of course! Here’s a link to the document: submitted by /u/Barumpf [link] [comments]

  • Finally airbrushed my mask
    by /u/Pteromys44 on March 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

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  • Couples HEMA training – How to start doing longsword with your other half
    by /u/MarkHolgate74 on March 28, 2020 at 9:36 am

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  • Purpleheart synthetic federschwert?
    by /u/PNW_1989 on March 28, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Is there any reason not to go with the synthetic federschwert over the Pentai type 3? They look similar but the feder synthetic gets lower reviews for some reason. PH synthetic federshwert PH type 3 pentti submitted by /u/PNW_1989 [link] [comments]

  • Keep your social distancing with polearms!
    by /u/FirstDayJedi on March 28, 2020 at 1:05 am

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  • HEMA tradition in a nutshell
    by /u/Screwbreaker on March 27, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Explain a hema tradition with a single sentence Liechtenauer : Be strong, wind, stab. Also these are some special moves to beat my rivals. Fiore : strike a cool pose, counterattack and wrestle ! Meyer : Feint! Spin! Feint! Spin! Carpe Diem! Ringeck : Back to basics ladies and gentlemen Montante: Spin and twirl your blade for riot control! Sorry I am new to this. Am I doing this right? submitted by /u/Screwbreaker [link] [comments]

  • Trying to support my local blacksmith, bought an new arming sword
    by /u/S_PQ_R on March 26, 2020 at 9:57 pm

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  • Before Posting, read the FAHQ: Frequently Asked HEMA Questions
    by /u/detrio on April 20, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    There’s a great chance that what you’re about to ask is already answered in this handy FAHQ: ​ Loads of new folks coming into HEMA will have the same assumptions and questions, so we put it together with you in mind. After reading if you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to post! submitted by /u/detrio [link] [comments]

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