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Re: [SCA-JML] Another Sighting of Japanese Shield

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  • Solveig
    Noble Cousins! Greetings from Solveig! ... Of course the problem is that this form is pretty much absent from battle paintings. Didn t Musashi claim to have
    Message 1 of 36 , Jan 31, 2005
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      Noble Cousins!

      Greetings from Solveig!

      >The best suggestion for a 'shield' for Japanese personae that I can think
      >of--while still doing something I know I've seen or heard of--would be to
      >use two swords. I don't know that this was very common--I've seen some
      >sources that claim Musashi was the first to actually develop a two-sword
      >style--but it seems the most proper if you want something to block with as
      >well as your long sword to attack.

      Of course the problem is that this form is pretty much absent from battle
      paintings. Didn't Musashi claim to have invented the form? If so, this suggests
      that it was pretty rare.
      --

      Your Humble Servant
      Solveig Throndardottir
      Amateur Scholar

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    • Solveig
      Noble Cousins! Greetings from Solveig! ... Of course the problem is that this form is pretty much absent from battle paintings. Didn t Musashi claim to have
      Message 36 of 36 , Jan 31, 2005
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        Noble Cousins!

        Greetings from Solveig!

        >The best suggestion for a 'shield' for Japanese personae that I can think
        >of--while still doing something I know I've seen or heard of--would be to
        >use two swords. I don't know that this was very common--I've seen some
        >sources that claim Musashi was the first to actually develop a two-sword
        >style--but it seems the most proper if you want something to block with as
        >well as your long sword to attack.

        Of course the problem is that this form is pretty much absent from battle
        paintings. Didn't Musashi claim to have invented the form? If so, this suggests
        that it was pretty rare.
        --

        Your Humble Servant
        Solveig Throndardottir
        Amateur Scholar

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