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JCC Swords & Swordplay etc

Discussion in 'Community' started by Sarge, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    This guy didn't need to.
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    Every fighter in the SCA looks at this pic and their butt cheeks instinctively clench. The guy on the right is about to be subjected to a spanking in the form known "affectionately" as the two cheek *** wrap.
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  2. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hand forged this and turned the handle.
     
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Most impressive! Do you have your own forge? What kind of wood is that grip?
     
  4. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's rosewood. The forge is a communtiy forge. We also have crucibles that have their own program language. Geek heaven!
     
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  5. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Sarge, have you been to the White Tower in London?
     
  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Plus, you can see how cheap the Scottish are. Won't even buy a shirt.
     
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    No, I haven't spent much time at all in Britain. I got to walk around Cambridge for a couple hours when we stopped for fuel on a return flight from the desert, and that's just about all I've seen of England. I'd love to visit the Tower, the Imperial War Museum, and HMS Victory.
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    This showed up on my FB page today. I've studied Fiore and can attest to the accuracy of the first line. Has anyone studied Meyer or Thibault?
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  9. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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  10. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, number 10!
     
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  11. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I've been seeing commercials on my cable for a Renaissance festival going on somewhere near me. I wonder how they'd react if I showed up with a lightsaber.....
     
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Some would roll their eyes and say, "Here comes another one."
    Some would say, "Nice saber! Can I try it?"
     
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  13. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Aye, e'en Jedi masters know t' celebrate th' 19th o' September!

    [​IMG]The plank you must walk now, I says, or I will help you not.
     
  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    2013 International Jousting longsword champion.

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  15. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ...did she take down the Knight of Flowers in front of a Baratheon?
     
  16. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Don't know. But I'd like to take her down.
     
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  17. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Subtle
     
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  18. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I contemplated:

    1. I'll show her Excalibur
    2. I'll produce a longsword champ for her

    But I didn't want to be over the top about the whole thing.
     
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  19. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    yeurgh
    You might enjoy browsing this thread.
     
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  20. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Hey, this is a cool thread . . . I missed it back in the day. I used to do SCA fencing and Iaido, but I confess that my favorite thing ever was to fight with those PVC and duct tape boffer swords. Closest thing to lightsaber combat I ever experienced.

    The moments of my greatest glee came when I'd challenge these would-be sword jocks to boffer fight at SF conventions. They'd roll their eyes and reluctantly agree, because I'm short, chubby, female, and totally unprepossessing. Then I'd take them apart. :D
     
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  21. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, boffer swords are a blast. And if you put reflective tape over the duct tape and fight at night under street lamps, the only thing you're missing for lightsaber duels is the sound effects.
     
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  22. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    That's what the letter V is for! "Vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv! VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV!!"

    The only negative thing I can say about boffers is that they get really hard in the cold. I was out sparring in a snowstorm under the streetlights one night, and I caught a blow to the hand that broke my finger. I kept on fighting, and got another one that almost dislocated my jaw. That was the beginning of the end of my boffer career. :(
     
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  23. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I found some more pics of SCA battles that I was in. I can't find myself in most of these, but I was there.

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    And some rapier fencing:
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    That's me on the right:
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    Me on the left:
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  24. yeurgh

    yeurgh Jedi Knight star 3

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    WANNA HIT PPL WITH SWORDS!

    I was chatting to the guy who owns my gym this morning - he has a friend who fights in these things and has a huge collection of swords, including a 6' Claymore. I really need to make friends with him!
     
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  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    yeurgh You've mentioned archery a couple of times. What's up with that? In my head, I'm seeing you with a 7' yew longbow loosing clothyard shafts with bodkin heads that pierce steel breastplates layered over Spanish mail and silk gambesons at 200 paces.
     
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