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Re: [E_Rapier] A question for the collected rapier wisdom of the kingdom

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  • Gwyndaf Garbutt
    Thank you everyone for your advice. it has been quite helpful. I shall look forward to crossing blades with you in the future. Hopefully by then I will have
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 8, 2008
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      Thank you everyone for your advice. it has been quite helpful. I shall
      look forward to crossing blades with you in the future. Hopefully by then I
      will have a new blade to try out too.
      thanks again

      Allan Meyrick

      On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Eve Harris & David Stamper <
      evedave1@...> wrote:

      > Yes, there is a new blade list in the works but I'm not sure when it's
      > coming out, so I can't say anything official yet. I'm not a big fan of the
      > Alchem blades. I own one of their daggers, I love the hilt, but I'll always
      > pull out my Zen Warrior T03 first as it looks so much better and gives me a
      > much better parry on the edge or the flat. I don't have any experience with
      > their longer blades but they look pretty ugly. There have also been
      > failures
      > with the dagger blades with them shearing off near the base, but I don't
      > know if this applies to the longer blades. If I had the money I'd go with
      > Darkwood or Marco-Krieger (which is no longer producing blades
      > unfortunately). If I really wanted something nice I'd go with Angus Trim:
      >
      > http://www.wmasupply.com/
      >
      > But I'd really have to have a healthy pocket book to do that.
      >
      > Albrecht
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com <E_Rapier%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
      > E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com <E_Rapier%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf
      > Of Gwyndaf Garbutt
      > Sent: November 5, 2008 1:44 PM
      >
      > To: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com <E_Rapier%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [E_Rapier] A question for the collected rapier wisdom of the
      > kingdom
      >
      > Greetings all,
      >
      > I am planning on purchasing a new rapier, preferably one that will work for
      > cut and thrust fencing. I am planning to purchase from Alchem and wanted to
      > see if I could tap the collective wisdom of Ealdormere's fencers. First,
      > does anyone know if there is a new list of approved blades available? The
      > one of the sca.org site is from 2006, have we simply not approved any new
      > blade types since then?
      > Does anyone know how the Alchem safeflex boradsword plays? I know their
      > safeflex daggers are incredibly whippy, is the same true of their swords? I
      > have also had recommended to me the Alchem flat tang blade for cut and
      > thrust (though it is not listed as approved for cut and thrust as of 2006,
      > hence my wondering if there is an updated list somewhere) does anyone have
      > any comments to offer on those blades?
      >
      > Many thanks for your help,
      >
      > Allan Meyrick (Gwyndaf Garbutt)
      >
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