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Fencing Apps for Smartgadgets

Fencing Apps for Smartgadgets Fencers who own a smartgadget will be happy to know that there are apps on the mobile market that are specially made for fencing. Whether you’re looking for help fixing your swords or an app that can keep track of scores in bouts, you will find what you’re looking for within […]

June 13, 2014 Blog

Silversword Fencing Academy is Back!

sydney fencing club

Silversword Fencing Academy   Greetings friends, fans, students and parents! Silversword Fencing Academy is back from overseas and will be commencing classes for 2014. Location: Sutherland PCYC Time: Saturday 10th of May Will see you soon    

April 26, 2014 Blog, News Tags: , ,

Which one is better; long sword or curved sword?

The Shamshir long sword

Any sword ever made is a result of a series of compromises that depends on the application and the characteristics of that sword. Technology and talent of the craftsmen at that time had a great effect on the design of sword. There are tradeoffs every time a sword design must place one characteristic above another. […]

September 29, 2012 Blog Tags: , , ,

Advantages of long sword

A long sword might lack the swinging power and the swiftness of the curved sword however it has other applications and advantages. A longer reach and thrusting ability is one of many advantages of the long sword. It is proven that a thrusting stab is lot harder to defend against. The long sword inflicts a […]

August 10, 2012 Blog Tags: , , , , ,

What is the advantage of a curved sword?

Why would the Crusaders have preferred straight swords while the Arabs and Turkish armies of the same period preferred scimitars? We know for a fact that the mechanics of the sword has a direct relation to its geometry. In curved blades the angle of the approach or the point of contact on the blade is […]

July 29, 2012 Blog Tags: , , , ,

Analysing and comparing the long sword and curved sword in a battle

Holding a long straight sword on a horse back charging fast toward your opponent, the window of striking the sword with its maximum and effective power is very small. The sword has to land with maximum blade contact. Assuming you are a highly skill swordsman and you make that small window, by the time the […]

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