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A quick flourish

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:55 am
by Ursus
Somebody over on the Facebook group had a question about my standard ranger sword so I threw together this quick little flourish to give some perspective. Nothing fancy. The sword is an upgraded Hanwei Great Sword of War for all who want to know. I rewrapped the handle and reprofiled the blade from a type XIII to a type XII. https://youtu.be/XNjd1phpS3M


Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:11 am
by Taylor Steiner
Awesome stuff Ursus. Can you recommend a good hema book?

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:58 am
by Iodo
Nice :P

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:55 am
by Greg
Very nice, sir! Good to 'see' you!

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:02 am
by theowl
TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome stuff Ursus. Can you recommend a good hema book?

The swordsmans companion by Guy Windsor and the beginners guide to longsword by Steaphen Fick are both great for getting started. I've trained with Fick a handful of times and he's one of the best.

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:03 am
by theowl
Ursus wrote:Somebody over on the Facebook group had a question about my standard ranger sword so I threw together this quick little flourish to give some perspective. Nothing fancy. The sword is an upgraded Hanwei Great Sword of War for all who want to know. I rewrapped the handle and reprofiled the blade from a type XIII to a type XII. https://youtu.be/XNjd1phpS3M



Awesome! Is that Meyer?

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:31 pm
by Taylor Steiner
theowl wrote:
TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome stuff Ursus. Can you recommend a good hema book?

The swordsmans companion by Guy Windsor and the beginners guide to longsword by Steaphen Fick are both great for getting started. I've trained with Fick a handful of times and he's one of the best.

Awesome! Thank you!

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:35 pm
by theowl
Those are just two that I have personally been through many times. I've dabbled in liechtenauer and such, but I'm more familiar with the Italian.

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:20 pm
by Ursus
TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome stuff Ursus. Can you recommend a good hema book?


Anything by Guy Windsor or Christian Tobler are fantastic sources for beginners and advanced students alike.

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:23 pm
by Ursus
theowl wrote:
Ursus wrote:Somebody over on the Facebook group had a question about my standard ranger sword so I threw together this quick little flourish to give some perspective. Nothing fancy. The sword is an upgraded Hanwei Great Sword of War for all who want to know. I rewrapped the handle and reprofiled the blade from a type XIII to a type XII. https://youtu.be/XNjd1phpS3M



Awesome! Is that Meyer?


Generically German but mostly Meyer.
I’ve reached a point in my study that my “style” tends to blend a lot different concepts and practices from many different treatises.
Longsword is far and away my favorite weapon but I also work regularly with sword and buckler/round shield/ heater shield, sword and dagger, rapier, and military saber. I also spend a good amount of time with spear, spear and shield, quarterstaff, pollaxe, and various knife and dagger work. Many of the rules of these translate over to each other well. As a result I’ve developed a versatile, if not unorthodox style of fighting. Weapons are fun.

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:54 pm
by theowl
Ursus wrote:I’ve reached a point in my study that my “style” tends to blend a lot different concepts and practices from many different treatises.


Sounds about right. I fought in armored tournaments for 5 years before I ever picked up a book, and a lot of the very basic stuff I was shown is universal throughout. I’ve dabbled in so much that The line has blurred between stuff I've learned and stuff I've done while sparring that just worked...

Re: A quick flourish

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:07 am
by Taylor Steiner
Thanks Ursus!