Re: [SCA-JML] Greetings!
- For my blade, I made it so that standing straight, and leaving my arm at
my side, the blade barely clears the ground.
I also made it straight so for wraps... in my opinion, a very important
tactic for sword and board (especially when fighting someone else who's
However my two hand sword is slightly longer than most period katanas would
be per a person's size, it's about the distance from the center of my
shoulder blades to the tip of my fingers., slightly curved, but with an edge
on both side.
My shield I took from a poster I saw with a monk who had the only shield in
this huge battlefield. It's basically a 2' wide by 3' tall rectangle with a
centergrip that is about 1' down from the top (so... an offcenter grip?). It
works great for me but something like that may be too heavy for many
folks... I sword of fight around it, as opposed to fighting WITH it.
Watashi no ni en ^_^
Yeh though I walk through the valley of the bovine, I shall fear no pucky.
For the enemy is but smelly shit underfoot.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jamie Norwood <mistwolf@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 7:35 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] Greetings!
> I have a quick question for the group. I just picked up my first load
> of rattan today, there 10' poles. I expect to make 1 into a Naginata,
> one into blades of some kind, and keep the other for future use or
> whatever. The question I have is, what kind of blades to make. I've
> been reading some of the archives, but not seen a definitive answer
> to what most of you do.
> I am, to start, expecting I will do mostly 'sword and board'. I don't
> know how 'canonical' this fighting style is, but it is what my mentor
> is best at, and it is what I think I will do best at. I know at least
> some of you do fight this way... How have you reconciled? What kind
> of shield is closest to being period? How should I measure out a blade
> for myself?
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