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    Video from "Swordfish" historical fencing tournament

    A selection of fights from the recent Swordfish seminar and tournament event in Sweden:








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    Thsi is col stuff. It is good to see the variety of weapons forms. Interesting how the saber fencers kept at extreme range from each other, while the hand-and-a-half sword fighters kept on coming into grappling range. The action when one of them lost their sword was pretty exciting.

    Nit-pick: With all of them wearing black, it is hard to see what they are doing, and to tell them apart.

    Disappointment: I was expecting Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, and Halle Berry with swords.

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    Jake Norwood?

    He's the HEMA instructor at my gym. The Maryland KDF flag is up in the background in that fight. They do a lot more longsword than saber in classes though.
    Last edited by yli; 11/12/2011 12:29pm at .

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    Jake Norwood is also the President of the HEMA Alliance and all around awesome dude.

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    From what Jake's said, he basically used his knowledge of dussack in the saber fights.

    And I concur, Jake is an all-round awesome guy!

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    Falchion, Messer, dussack, cutlass, sabre...they all have more in comon than they have differences. The reach & hilts vary, but they're single handed, single edged blades balanced primarily for the cut, but capable of thrusting. It doesn't take a huge leap to transition between them. I'm not surprized Jake, having dussack experience, did well with the sabre.

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