PHOTO INDEX

Free-Scholar
Prize Playings!

Houston Classes

Free-Play / Sparring & Practicing

Seminars & Workshops

Medieval Long-Sword - 1

Medieval Long-Sword - 2

Renaissance Short Sword

Rapier Fencing

Grips, Seizures & Disarms

Polearms, Staffs & Spears

Real Cutting Practice

Armored Practice

Australia Study Group

Euro Trip 2000

SSi Event 2000

Sword 2000 Event

Authentic Antique
Swords

'99 UK Sword Trip

'98 Atlanta Excursion

'97 European Sword
Research Trip

'94 Martial Arts
Weapon Sparring
Tournament

Video Clips

 

Cutting Experiments
Examples of the important exercise of test-cutting
with sharp blades
See also Intnl. Gathering 2003 & Test Cutting Gathering for more

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Jan 2000. Excellent patch of wild bamboo in east-coast central Florida.
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Venetian infantry sword...shearing!...
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A challenging target...
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Practice makes perfect.
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The Zornhau.
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Nicely cut pieces of respectable diameter.
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More inspection aftermath.
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Venetian infantry sword...stuck in too thick of a stalk.
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Del Tin war sword after  snapping from hitting too hard on too thick of a target.
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The beast in question...6 inch diameter and 3 inch thick walls.

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