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Early summer 2005.

Fighting in full armour with greatswords. Full plate armour protects so well against sword cuts that a system of fighting developed that involved "halfswording", holding the sword blade and thrusting for a weak area such as a joint or gap in the armour.

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I thrust for Walter's face; he will counter by deflecting my thrust with his sword.
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I made Walter's armour as part of the 2004 Neiman Marcus Christmas promotion. He's on the right. My armour is composite; made up of seperate pieces that I had laying around.
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Practicing with the Holy order of St. Adrian at Sands Point.
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We fight with rattan weapons, full speed and full contact. Armor is required to keep us from getting blunt trauma.
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Passage of arms at Pennsic, August 2003
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