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    With all due respect to Dundee, this is a knife.

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    Sword isn’t the most practical thing for today of course. But there is still value in the training. And it’s not a bad workout.
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    Brent, is this a Grosse Messer sword?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    Brent, is this a Grosse Messer sword?
    yes, though I usually see it referred to as Kriegsmesser. Same same. Big fricking knife. :)
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    Love it.

    War knife.

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    Nice. I did a fair amount of sword work in my Bujinkan days and still have a couple.
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    That looks like a lot of fun. I would love to see a video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    yes, though I usually see it referred to as Kriegsmesser. Same same. Big fricking knife. :)
    Being a 'knife', people who were forbidden from carrying swords could protect themselves from the 'others' of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    yes, though I usually see it referred to as Kriegsmesser. Same same. Big fricking knife. :)
    Doing some research into the old manuals for the Kriegs knives and found a few videos that show this 'knife' offense/defense is quite interesting:



    I have to wonder how these Kriegs blades stood up to real swords of the time, from different countries....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    Doing some research into the old manuals for the Kriegs knives and found a few videos that show this 'knife' offense/defense is quite interesting:

    I have to wonder how these Kriegs blades stood up to real swords of the time, from different countries....
    cool. I see a lot of Jujutsu/Aiki stuff in there. I will review this more when I have some time.

    Messers and falchions had quite thin blades. I know they definitely were not intended for use against hard armor. They were quite sharp and worked well against clothing...some think they were really intended for use against peasants and non-professional militia. I would guess they are a self defense weapon rather than so much of a war weapon (no/little armor).

    I think swords in general got a lot more beat up than people realize. Steel on steel damages things quickly. I wouldn’t be surprised that a lot of swords needed replacing after a single battle.

    Even test cutting swords today, which are almost all better steel than what they had in the past, can get damaged just cutting hard stuff (wood or bamboo) or even tatami cutting mats, if one isn’t careful with edge alignment.
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    Brent, when I saw the throws and joint locks, I thought you would find this interesting, particularly since these long knives were the tools of the common man.
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