[Hellsgate] Fighter Loaner gear

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 18:38:52 PST 2011

At 07:45 PM 3/4/2011, Ioannes wrote:

>On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Ken Riley 
><grimthebald at yahoo.com> wrote: > We have one 
>mask, one hood and 4 jackets (3 are on the small 
>side).  I'm looking > at getting a rapier 
>gorget, rapier gloves, and a rapier with an epee 
>blade.  The > total will be about $235 plus 
>shipping.  Anything else that we may need will 
>be > made by members of the group.  The goal is 
>to have one set of rapier gear for > now. We 
>need to get a proper heavy rapier.  Epees aren't 
>used in Ansteorra except in Youth Fighting, and 
>cannot be used in practice against heavy 
>rapiers.  They are too lightweight and will bend 
>in half if used to parry.  The cheapest ones are 
>the Zen Warrior ones, or I would cheerfully look 
>for one at War, just give me a price limit.  Zen 
>Warrior rapiers with a 37" blade can be had for 
>$120 plus shipping, to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.

Where are you seeing a rapier for $120.00? The 
cheapest *I'm* seeing on their website is 
$142.00, and that's with an epee blade. With a 
37" rapier blade, it's $180.00 (although the 40" 
is only ten dollars more, and I think would be a better buy.)

         -Tivar Moondragon 

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