[Ansteorra-rapier] Spears for heavy Rapier

Jesus Cavazos toshirokoi at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 20 11:09:01 PDT 2009


How about a pool noodle on a PVC pipe? When we tried it in our barony last time this came up, the fighters said the noodle delivered a solid blow with no pain, a cut or a stab. Even when they were hit with the PVC it didn't hurt too much.

I think youth chivalric uses or used one very similar to it.


> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:43:26 -0500
> From: elizabeth at crouchet.com
> To: ansteorra-rapier at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-rapier] Spears for heavy Rapier
> So it sounds like lots of people would like to find a spear to play with.
> The general consensus seems to be that some kind of metal blade on the
> end won't work but some kind of padded end might.
> The chiv community currently uses a padded end spear. But many do not
> think crossing over this one as-is would be a good idea.
> OK, so let's take the idea of the Chiv spear with the padded end, not
> the low profile end. That one already has a lot of kinks worked out of
> it. What might have to be different to make a spear workable for rapier?
> If not that one, then do any of the LARP groups have one they play with
> that we could copy from? They might have also worked out many kinks with
> their designs.
> I’d also suggest that while testing whatever we come up with that any
> shot with a spear that touches you is "good" on whatever it hits, no
> matter how light. Let's err on the side of caution.
> And since this seems to be intended for Heavy Rapier melees, it might be
> good to consider this an advanced form for Heavy Rapier (and leave C&T
> out of it). If we can't make it work for the masses, even as a separate
> authorization, then it will never be enough fun to play with.
> Any construction techies out there want to try their hand again at
> creating a possibly workable spear?
> I'd be willing to play with them, I think.
> Claire
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