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FireGirl_and_Pixieboy


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Posted:here's whatcha do.

get a big sword, no...bigger
that's right.

attach kevlar to it.

BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRN

and swing.

(and chop)

ubbidea


...wot?

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mo-seph


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Posted:Nope, no style really, just a combination of transferred staff/poi moves and poncing about... wink

I've been on a mission that "anything you can do with poi you can do with double staff" (apart from the obvious loops and wraps and stuff), so a pair of swords is nice because they're missing the other end biggrin


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Durbs
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Posted:Yeah - I've been mixing up poi and double broadsword stuff.
Lots of weaves & butterfly stuff.

Interesting point about the stabbing motion burning your arm hair - never thought of that but can see it happening very easily.


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Gnor's Bill
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Gnor's Bill

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Posted:Just finished prototype sword and glaive for Gnor. Learning lots.

See piccie at http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/fantasy/fireblades.html
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Single edge one-handed sword. Guard has knuckle bow to protect hand (limits flourishes though). Made from springsteel forged blade. Fuller (blood groove to the masses) has four pairs of small holes drilled. 2 layers kevlar wicking secured with wire staples. Holding well, fights fine. More info as we play. Photos of the glaive to come. More pics of the sword too.

Cheers,
Bill...



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Bender_the_Offender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

Bender_the_Offender

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:mighty sexy toy that!
immaculate work on the handle+guard!
youse is am accomplished smith-who-is-black! smile


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Gnor's Bill
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Gnor's Bill

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Posted:Thanks bender,

Posted glaive piccies now.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~bill/fantasy/fireblades.html
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Lots of ideas for more weapons. Just need a few weekends in the workshop.

B.


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musashii


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Posted:nice one! Love the handle as well, is that leather sewn over a twisted metal handle?

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Gnor's Bill
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Gnor's Bill

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Posted:Glad you like it. Makes a good grip even if you get some fuel on the handle.


To summarise the handle.
Full tang through to end of pommel and rivetted over.
Wooden plates shaped and glued in place.
Cord wrapped around in spiral pattern and glued down. Nice for fingers to grip.
Pig skin stitched in place and hot water used to shrink it in place.

Cheers,

Bill..


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darkpoet
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Posted:wheres the glaive all i can see is a sabre.........

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Gnor
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Gnor

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Posted:The glaive is the weapon in the bottom pictures..its like a sword on a stick....we just didnt put the whole stick in the picture

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Durbs
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Posted:Verrrrry purdy - do you take orders? biggrin

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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:Quote:
Verrrrry purdy - do you take orders? biggrin


i would like a felaffel plz. half tang only - the felaffel balls sometimes are too much.


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Gnor's Bill
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Gnor's Bill

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Posted:Quote:
Verrrrry purdy - do you take orders? biggrin




I wish I had that much spare time. I still have to go back to make smaller, lighter fire fans for Gnor.

Glad you liked the fireblades though. i am pretty happy with them smile

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Pa-li-tchi


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Posted:Did you anybody know some video with fire swords.....please link.....thanks

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mech
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Posted:if you wait a few dats or so, strugz may have som efootage from his fireswords off the beach we wer eplaying with\:S

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strugz
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Posted:I do indeed have some footage of mech and swords which i will be putting in a "how to get kids to listen vid" very soon wink

Mech was working on some really good techniques biggrin

Hopefully be up over next couple of weeks weavesmiley


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mech
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Posted:*blush*

leave me out of this, i nearly knocked the poor lad out...

is he ok?


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native
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native

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Location: anaheim CA usa

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Posted:scimatar swords are the best for it the flame streches verry niceley

SLEEP WITH ANGELS muckieha

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tales


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Posted:fire sword sounds really neat, im sure ill try it one day, i know some swordsplay

im too tired to type...

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Eveish
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Posted:My fire dance troupe Cyberfire have been using flaming swords for a while now, we have some pics on our website, Check out www.cyberfire.house.cx
enjoy : )


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Posted:i've played with fire swords they are fun but very heavy!

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howwoward
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Posted:Hey y'all - I haven't been too active on the boards, but I thought people on this thread might be interested:



I've been working on some more fire swords - the original ones were 27 inch chinese broadswords (Darn Dao), wrapped with 2 inch kevlar, secured with bailing wire. These have lasted since October.



The one I'm constructing now is an altered 9-ring chinese broadsword - the idea (so far!) is removing the rings, wiring on a double layer of 2 inch kevlar (through the holes), and then maybe putting the rings back in.



Let me know if y'all want pictures of this smile


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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:methinks it's entirely important to cover as much of the blade as possible. even a blunted cutting edge will burn a huge scar. I have a scar from 2 years ago on my arm from a tiny touch of a blade's edge from this(!)

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howwoward
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Posted:I agree wid ya, bender - even better is not touching your skin to the blade! wink



I've only wicked the back of my sword - let me try to stick the finished picture on:



<hmm, this may be more difficult than I thought...>

sword

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howwoward
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Posted:Hmm - learned a thing or 2 about combat fire sword tonight. Heavier, full tang (where the width of the blade goes into the width and length of the handle) swords are infinitely superior to most of the stock types with blades that screw into the handle. duh, howwoward... redface
They'll hold up better in battle, and I actually wouldn't trust the screw-in type at all (although they're much better for non-combat applications due to their lower weight...)

maybe I'll take some pictures of the different fire swords I have tomorrow to show the point.... (hah, no pun intended)


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Durbs
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Posted:Oooo - nice sword smile
Shame it's going to be blackened beyone recognition...


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howwoward
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Posted:Already is biggrin

Being one solid chunk of metal, it's a bit heavy to swing around with one hand, and the burn time isn't great - maybe 2.5 - 3min, as clocked by musashii - although what do y'all think about stringing rope wick (big thick stuff) through the rings ? (musashii's idea that I haven't had a chance to implement yet...)

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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:omg eek che molto pericoloso!
please be too careful with that!! That's more than the level of exposed hot metal that i am prepared to deal with!
I bet they would be even awesomer when you're wearing protectice bracers with them. please peace


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mech
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Posted:that thing is so bangerous!

i though gnorsbill one was about the top of hte mtal swords i have seen so far, (bill yet another amazing sword) but wow that one just seems like it wants to hurt you over playing nicly!

dude, please like bender says be uber carful with that!

i use, or have used a wooden bokken wrapped in wick, like the one strugz has, to sword fire with - Falmouth - The Meet - June 2004 has me doing some poo, but easy fire sword moves in it, and some doubles work when i was teaching spub, thius will give you some idea of what strugz swords look lke..

but be vary careful, like most toys we use, fire swords are very dnagerous, while seeming pretty safe!

please dont hurtyourself!


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howwoward
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Posted:Thanks for the concern, guys - i would definitely not recommend fireswords to those who haven't studied swords in other realms.
In my mind, firesword demands as much respect as a sharpened sword, such as used in iaido, without that respect, they become much more dangerous.

Nice work with the fire sword on the vid, mech - I'd love to get some of my firesword footage on line - for now, there's only pictures on my picture page.


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musashii


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Posted:doh.. redface that reminds me of something

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