[Ansteorra-rapier] Spears for heavy Rapier

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 09:27:21 PDT 2009

At 08:54 AM 4/20/2009, you wrote:

>I don't know how many on this list have been hit by a heavy spear 
>(on the heavy field, of course) but as I have (frequently, sadly) 
>this seems like the opportunity to add:
>Back when I was fighting heavy often, I played florentine, and I was 
>hit by spear a lot.  Most people knew how to control their shots, 
>and most shots were legal.  However, a few people did not really 
>know how to control their force, and I recevied many shots that felt 
>like they were about to take my head off.  That was *with* a 14-16 ga. helm on.
>I'll grant you that statistically speaking our rapier fighters are 
>going to have a lot more "touch control" than most heavy fighters, 
>by nature of our training and experience,

Even so, there are those occasions where somebody hits too hard, even 
with a rapier. I don't think I want to find out what such an "oops!" 
shot feels like with an 8 or 10 foot pike against a fencing mask.

         -Tivar Moondragon

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