Blades / Clancy Day
At practice two weeks ago one of my " Heavily used " 6 plus year old oval " Solengen " blade failed at the hilt nice and square. ( safely !! )
Last week a Tripplette diamond broke at the tang . ( safely )
Both blades were brought to to KRM at Trinovantia fencing practice.
** We suspect that these failures may be due to the hilts ( Tripplet Clamshells ) that are not properly supporting the tang within the handles . **
A very long double wide ( manufacturer unknown ) blade broke about two inches from the blunt. It broke square. However the thin diamond profile that was exposed was.... well it made me glad I was wearing my heavier amour.( not so safely )
Second blade (Standard Diamond ) ( unknown manufacturer ) broke square at the hilt. ( Wire hilt ). ( safely )
Interesting Stuff : They take draw cuts but not push cuts. Most seemed to play with " long swords ". ( Even the ones that are 6 ft 4 inches tall and already have long reach )
It snowed ( apparently this is now a Clancy Day curse ( last 5 years ) )
Adelle and Evellen " surprised " them. ( Never underestimate an opponent )
They play very " Period ". If you loose your arm they do not take theirs. ( Buckler / dagger ... whatever )
I did reasonably well.. There was a Male fencer in black ( wish I had gotten his name ) wearing a " Peerage Belt "
Very Very good Very honorable.
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- I can for the time remaining that I am a student acquire--albeit sureptitiously any of the english manuals in pdf
> Another source but thelink evades my memory right now
> is William Wilsons stuff for Tattershall
> --- John Enzinas <jenzinas@...> wrote:
> > On 4/10/07, Kelly Wyatt <kgarlow@...>
> > wrote:
> > > The only thing that's clear is that I need to do
> > some reading on Silver and
> > > Saviolo...and then catch up with you again. Any
> > suggestions? Links? Here's
> > > what I've found on these two...I'd prefer to get
> > as pure copies as possible.
> > > I like to translate myself. I understand Silver's
> > manuals are already in
> > > English (well, antiquated but readable) however I
> > must ask if Saviolo's
> > > manuals were done in Italian or English? Are there
> > any other places you can
> > > suggest for me to look?
> > Saviolo was done in English. The transcriptions you
> > have found are the
> > most easily accessable but you can also find
> > reproductions of both.
> > contains Digrassi, Saviolo and Silver.
> > It's worth it if you want to read the originals.
> > Chivalry Bookshelf has an interpretation of Silver
> > done by Steven Hand
> > that includes a trascription. It's not bad, but read
> > the original
> > before you take Hand's word as gospel .
> > Likewise, a friend of mine is working on an
> > interpretation of Saviolo
> > for CB but I don't know when it is expected to be
> > finished. If you are
> > interested, I can put you in touch with him.
> > --j
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