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Re: FW: (TFT) TFT: Chalupas

On Thu, 17 Feb 2000 18:47:09 -0700 (MST), Daniel Tulloh
<daniel@jaws.greatwhite.com> wrote:

>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 did this once in a street before a parade for the Largs Viking
Festival, the sword went flying out of the guys hand and narrowly missed
somone's windshield

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