[Ansteorra-rapier] Spears for heavy Rapier

Ed gassion_de_beaumarchais at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 20 17:28:38 PDT 2009

I don't like the thought of using simulators that are so far from  
historic examples.


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On Apr 20, 2009, at 12:43 PM, Elizabeth Crouchet  
<elizabeth at crouchet.com> wrote:

> 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 a 
> ny
> 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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