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by Jake Priddy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

So, I should probably correct my usage of the word "claymore" then, after reading Keith Farrell's write up. :shock: After reading Keith Farrell's write up? Whose thread are you on?? Who alerted you to the distinction to begin with? Who laid out Enlightenment right here before your eyes? K...
by Jake Priddy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

Nice catch.
I will edit the entry, but I suspect the common misuse of the term has nothing to do with Silver in the least.
by Jake Priddy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

I thought claymore was used to properly define both the Scottish greatsword, as well as the basket hilt side sword, and the only difference between the two was the time period. No, the term first appears in reference to the broadsword, and was retroactively applied to Scottish swords in general via...
by Jake Priddy
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Sword Terminology: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases

In HEMA, it is a given that the nature of what we do attracts a certain kind of “nerd.” Anyone who carries into adulthood a love of archaic systems of combat and weaponry has more than likely been in love with some version of fantasy for as long as they can remember. From Conan comics to King Arthur...
by Jake Priddy
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Official Activities Registry
Topic: Body & Blade Swordsmanship
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Body & Blade Swordsmanship

Beginner's Longsword
Sundays 2-4pm

Intermediate Longsword
Sundays 4-6pm

Free Practice/ Sparring
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-10pm

All classes held at Pro Form Martial Arts, Martinsburg WV
by Jake Priddy
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: EVENT STAFF LIST
Replies: 24
Views: 1551

Re: EVENT STAFF LIST

Jake Priddy

A, B, and D

I have experience at all of these, including ceremonial rites as I am a registered High Priest of Beardthulu.
by Jake Priddy
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: HEMA Alliance Elections 2014-2015
Replies: 72
Views: 7306

Re: HEMA Alliance Elections 2014-2015

I nominate Mike Edelson. Yes he's on the current CC, and there's no feasible reason why he can't do both. Unless he is a sissified lazy Russian. So just accept, Mike.
by Jake Priddy
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Happy Holidays

Tiger Mike photo bomb on the left.
by Jake Priddy
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: What is your HEMA definition of the word “Master”?
Replies: 32
Views: 2197

Re: What is your HEMA definition of the word “Master”?

For the sake of the poll, I chose the second, but I need to qualify my choice: "elite" in the sense of a master is more than scholarship, fencing or instructing, although all of those things are required. A true master is also an innovator; someone who has very little to learn from his/her...
by Jake Priddy
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Feder durability
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Feder durability

this is probably just me, but I'm a bit neurotic about such things; my general rule of thumb as far as "divot/burr safety" is this: if, after filing, sanding and wiping down a training blade you are unable to run a paper towel along it without catching and/or tearing the towel, it's time f...

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