Swords.Self-Defense.

Discussion in 'Primitive Tools and Weapons' started by Keith H., Jun 11, 2016.

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  1. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    I own two swords, one I purchased off the shelf & customised myself, the other was custom made for me by a close friend who is a Bowyer & knife maker.
    Swords are good for self defence, but in order to use them to their best advantage, you really need to learn sword fighting. The tomahawk can be used in much the same way as a sword, & it does not take long to learn the basic moves.
    If you never learn how to sword fight properly, you can always throw it like a rabbit stick!
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    My basket hilt sword.
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    My hunting sword.
     
  2. Arkane

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    It is good to bring a sword to a knife fight but not a gunfight
     
  3. Endure

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    A beautiful craft, The hunting sword was made by you Bowyer & Knife maker friend?. The basket-hilted sword has a similar design to a rapier, but the latter can be used only as a thrusting weapons, the former is also useful for slashing.
     
  4. Keith H.

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    No Endure, the Basket Hilt Scottish broadsword is a double edged sword, not a rapier. Both swords are for cutting & slashing.
    Keith.
     
  5. Valerie

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    Gorgeous blades you have there, sir. I own two Japanese katana myself. And a few rather lengthy, serrated edge combat knives. I love swords and knives. The skill needed to wield them deftly really is a martial art.
    Definitely always a nice thing to have around in the event of a home invasion. Of course, a sword can do nothing against a gun, but if you can get in range before the person thinks to fire, then you might have chance.
     
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  6. Keith H.

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    Or you can throw the sword if you have the room, even if only as a distraction to give you a chance to get away. They have to duck or move to avoid the sword, & with any luck they may get hit. This can also be a good move against a group. The French first line in medieval times was men with French tomahawks. They would throw these tomahawks into the oncoming ranks of the enemy. They really couldn't miss hitting someone!
    Keith.
    [​IMG] The French style axe/tomahawk.
     

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