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RE: YoungBlade's HEMA Datasheet
Hit the trees with your bare fists, that will teach your wrists to behave! Seriously though, hitting hard surfaces is mandatory among many eastern martial arts for strengthening fists, forearms and wrists.
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@Dalaran1991

Currently I'm just using a pell my buddy made and we hid in the woods near my house. I'll start designing a rotating pell ASAP.

Regarding cut vs thrust: thrust obviously makes the most sense in armor, because that's the only way to get into weak spots. I still practice cutting primarily though, as I am unlikely to encounter anyone wearing armor that wouldn't be several hundred yards away with an AR-15.

Give it a few years though, and just maybe we'll all have to go back to swords and armor Laugh

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11-16-2017 01:15 PM
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Sparred today. Did ok. Beat one of the founders of the club easily. Did not use a glove on my shield hand for sword and shield, got rapped across the knuckles. Foolish mistake.

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I have realized that if you only choose to have armor in 1 place, it's gotta be the hand. I dont care if you are a master swordman or Musashi resurrected, if your hand is unarmored then you are fucked (funny cause katana have no guard, but samurai prefer decapitating strikes to quick slash). Unless you are extremely lucky or the other guy is a complete idiot.

Hand / finger wound are the most common damage in HEMA circle and apparently in the battlefield too. Funny, during sparring today one of the senior guys got his thumb bruised and bloody. The sword strike tore through the plated mitten ON THE UNARMOURED SIDE.

The head might be fatal, but it's actually not that easy to hit, while the hand is the closest thing to your opponent.

At the worst at least wrap a cloak around your hand:

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^^^^^

Oh yeah. My thumbnail is still black from a month ago, and I was wearing gauntlets.

Edit: 2,000th post. Of course it's about battle wounds Banana

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Video about sword of Goujian, an metallurgical and swordsmith wonder.



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Sparred a couple days ago, forgot to report.

We're organizing a tournament, and are finalizing the rules. My buddy and I sparred to an even 0 points each time. Settled it with a wrestling match which I lost. Gotta work on my flexibility.

Also, got a Kevlar vest I'm using as armor for now. Works great.

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Yeah but not against arrows haha! Seriously it is really interesting how useless kevlar body armour would be in middle ages.
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(12-01-2017 02:36 PM)sterling_archer Wrote:  Yeah but not against arrows haha! Seriously it is really interesting how useless kevlar body armour would be in middle ages.

I shudder to think what would happen if I was suddenly beset by a squad of archers in this stuff!

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Cows die,
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the reputation of the one who's died.
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