View Poll Results: Which sword for sparring?

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  • Shinai

    1 8.33%
  • Boken

    3 25.00%
  • Wood Jian / Wood Longsword

    4 33.33%
  • Fencing Swords (foil, epee, sabre)

    1 8.33%
  • Live Steel Swords - Chicks Dig Scars

    1 8.33%
  • Screw swords, I use a rail gun

    2 16.67%
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Thread: Sword Sparring

  1. #46
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    "Tempered high carbon steel"

    According to windlass steelcrafts webpage they select steel between a carbon rating of from 1065 to 1095 depending on the design of the weapon. Forged in a charcoal burning furnace and shaped by hand. The blade goes through hardening and tempering and is quality controlled to test between 48-52 rockwell and to ensure it will return to true from a bend of up to 5 inches.
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    Meet the Author! Joe Varady discusses sword-fighting, H.E.M.A and lightsabers

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