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by Seth Davis
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?
Replies: 5
Views: 10939

Re: Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?

Thank you.
I will try that in the summer.
by Seth Davis
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?
Replies: 5
Views: 10939

Re: Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?

Happy New Year. Thank you for this suggestion. Wouldn't that effect the play of the sword, since it would no longer functionally be full tang? Isn't it better to have an extension welded on to the tang? Philip Tom, any thoughts on this? If you have time to speak directly, that would be great. I trie...
by Seth Davis
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?
Replies: 5
Views: 10939

Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander?

Lengthening a Tang on a Sanmai into a Two-hander? Can it be done properly, or bad idea...? I have some questions about modifying a sanmai Royal Peony into a hand-and-halfer or two-hander. Is there a professional, reasonably priced way to have this done? I have one of the Sanmai with brass fittings t...
by Seth Davis
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: The Sworsdmanship Festival - After Action Review
Replies: 10
Views: 9149

The Sworsdmanship Festival - After Action Review

This is an AAR After Action Review of the International Chinese Swordsmanship Festival that was just held in Estonia July 1st-7th, 2007. Albert's unit on spear, staff, and pike handling was highly informative. The major value that I picked up was how to handle the spear with an emphasis on maintaini...
by Seth Davis
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Dao Cuts
Replies: 17
Views: 13780

Thank you Linda

Hi Linda, thank you for posting the dao form. It was great to meet you and practice with you at the festival. I am looking forward to seeing you at future events.

Take care and keep up the good work!!!

Seth
by Seth Davis
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Making a hard wood handle for a jian.
Replies: 3
Views: 8486

Making a hard wood handle for a jian.

How would one go about making a hard wood handle for a jian and getting the proper materials to do it? What are the best tools to use, etc?
by Seth Davis
Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: BASICS Of Day to Day JIAN Maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 19865

Thank you Philip Tom.

Sincerely,
Seth
by Seth Davis
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: BASICS Of Day to Day JIAN Maintenance
Replies: 14
Views: 19865

BASICS Of Day to Day JIAN Maintenance

It would be a great help if someone could list the basics of how to take care of a sword from day to day. For example: Application of oil, and oil type, rust prevention, etc. Anything else a sword owner should know. Is there any difference in maintenance methods between antiques versus the Huanuo bl...
by Seth Davis
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: To Armor or not to Armor?
Replies: 32
Views: 24652

Racketball goggles work fine. Maybe your climate is humid?



Hope you are well.
by Seth Davis
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: To Armor or not to Armor?
Replies: 32
Views: 24652

After Use Protective Pads

Laoshi makes a very good point about protecting injuries from getting worse. I just tested hocky gloves. If you get a size that is a bit large for you, you should have decent wrist mobility. They are bulky, but offer protection for the hands that is thorough. We thought it was overkill. We are stick...
by Seth Davis
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Sword Pollishing
Replies: 1
Views: 3416

Sword Pollishing

After meeting Phillip Thom at the Antique Arms Show at Timonium yesterday, I got the impression that there are very few Sword Pollishers around. I asked him if he had considered apprenticeships or courses that might introduce people to the discipline so that it does not die out. He said that there w...
by Seth Davis
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: More help with wooden sword specs
Replies: 32
Views: 25827

Very nice. I think I might like to buy a custom made one too. :D
by Seth Davis
Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: To Armor or not to Armor?
Replies: 32
Views: 24652

I'll second that. Well said Laoshi.
by Seth Davis
Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: To Armor or not to Armor?
Replies: 32
Views: 24652

Differerent circumastances- Practice & battlefield armor

After a great swordsmanship seminar with Rodell Laoshi, a couple weeks ago, (feb 18-20) I came to a couple conclusions for protective gear. Light padding is needed for the knees, elbows, hands and wrists in addition to the regular mouth piece and goggles. (We used soccer knee pads/ shin guards to co...
by Seth Davis
Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: To Armor or not to Armor?
Replies: 32
Views: 24652

Take the duifang`s balance, armor or none.

Just a thought- When Linda mentioned a Zha or ci to vulnerable points on the face, it occurred to me that even if the thrust doesn`t penetrate the armor, it may be effective. A zha could be used to drive a person off balance by their head and then take advantage of their imbalance, (a central strate...