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by ashultz
Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28

We met our stretch goal, or at least close enough that we can't resist adding more classes.

Also the schedule is out and some class and lecture descriptions have been updated:

http://www.irongateexhibition.com/index.php/schedule

http://www.irongateexhibition.com/index ... s-lectures
by ashultz
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28

We're fairly close to getting enough people to meet our stretch goal, rent more space, and offer more classes... but we need to meet our registration goal by this weekend to afford it. Sign up now and help us make your class decisions more challenging by offering more good stuff!
by ashultz
Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Announcements & Events
Topic: Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Iron Gate Exhibition 2014 - Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28

Looking for a fantastic display of swordsmanship this Fall? Make sure not to miss the major Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) event of New England… IRON GATE EXHIBITION 2014 Friday, 9/26 - Sunday, 9/28 Boston, MA http://www.irongateexhibition.com What’s absolutely not-to-be-missed for our annu...
by ashultz
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: What's the evidence of fechtschul fencing in Meyer longsword
Replies: 15
Views: 2500

Re: What's the evidence of fechtschul fencing in Meyer longs

At work so I can't look up to see if I remember rightly but Meyer is one of the first people in the German sources we have who actually wanted to sell his book. It seems obvious to me that this would have had an influence on what ended up in it. Who the writer was writing for is an important part of...
by ashultz
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Articulated Kendo Kote
Replies: 13
Views: 2839

Re: Articulated Kendo Kote

I've used three-finger naginata kote. Comfy, moderately protective for contact with a wide edge (really with no edge). They'd be OK for many drills but no better than a good lacrosse glove and much more expensive. You could not pay me enough to seriously spar with them with stiff nylon or steel. Act...
by ashultz
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Misc. HEMA Topics
Topic: WMA Audiences
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: WMA Audiences

Most of the numbers we have are pretty bad because reconnecting will be a double count and of course how many people are looking at a computer is impossible to tell. A lot of livestreams also get significant later views on the streaming site since some of them stay up for a day... and then on youtub...
by ashultz
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword
Replies: 21
Views: 2628

Re: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword

There is simply no reason to believe that period swords designed for cutting were not shaving sharp. I mostly agree with you but I wonder if this is true. In war, it seems likely to be true. But a lot of swords were worn around town and came out because of argument and those may not have been at th...
by ashultz
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Rigid elbows that don't suck for Blößfechten?
Replies: 24
Views: 2942

Re: Rigid elbows that don't suck for Blößfechten?

I've taken elbow hits in sparring with lighter simulators through a jacket which are why I have never tested taking serious elbow hits without hard protection. They're not that common but being hit directly on the elbow without hard cover immediately engages two neural pathways: 1) the cursing pathw...
by ashultz
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword
Replies: 21
Views: 2628

Re: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword

There is simply no reason to believe that period swords designed for cutting were not shaving sharp. I mostly agree with you but I wonder if this is true. In war, it seems likely to be true. But a lot of swords were worn around town and came out because of argument and those may not have been at th...
by ashultz
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Research & Techniques
Topic: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword
Replies: 21
Views: 2628

Re: Random thoughts on cutting with the long sword

That's certainly been my suspicion about targets and clothing but I haven't had enough cutting validation to make it more than a suspicion. I've cut a tshirt over tatami and it reduced my cutting level from mediocre to embarrassing. But it goes a way to explaining the target choice in the manuals an...

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