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Re: FW: (TFT) TFT: Chalupas

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000, Linzy, John S wrote:

> >However I have heard of gloves with an inner layer of chain mail used to
> >catch swords
> I've hear of using a chain mail or heavy leather glove to block or misdirect
> a rapier or epee but not other swords.  Sounds to me like a good way to get
> your hand broken or lose it.

I know that some weapons (axes, I think) have a band of soft
metal up around the the business end of the haft expressly
for this purpose - to catch a sword blade and then twist it
out of an opponents hand.

I also think that some martial artists have been trained to 
use tiger claws to block sword blows.  But I don't think I'd
want to make a career of it.  : )

Dan Tulloh

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