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Post by Ragnar » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:05 pm

Willow wrote:If I may ask a question, would that sword have been ceremonial or for actual use,
Mine for actual use.
I am interested in when that switch would have been made because I know that swords in the Canadian navy are completely ceremonial now.
The last time the British / Commonwealth/U.S forces carried swords in action was 1930 ish. But, as I said MOST of the "Western" navys still issue them to boarding partys. They are not like the ceremonial swords you see. But more or less exactly like the one in my picture. OR with the "Full" grip. which looks like a "pirate" sword.

There was a Royal Navy officer in the late 80's who was awarded the Military Medal for defending his boarding party with his cutlass, whilst on anti pirate patrol in the far East, attached to the Australian Navy.

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Post by scoia » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:29 am

I was referring more to a resort town kind of hiliday. I islike those place, so fake.

How is it to fight with a cerated (notched) edge on your sword? Do you find it catches much with the opponents weapon? Is that the purpose of it?

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Post by Ragnar » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:44 am

Well, it's a multi purpose tool.

The saw back is to cut the hooves off dead horses. Military horses are stamped on one of the hooves. This hoof must go back to the regiment, so they can claim the price of the horse from the war department.

BUT, it can also be used for wood cutting, and as a surgeons instrument.

The same reasons regimental farriers, and pioneers carry an axe. Except the Prussian pioneers, during the Napoleonic period, did not have the axe. Other armys had both. (I am going to miss my axe. Even though it can be a pain in the butt to carry on the train.)

As to fighting with it. It is a slashing weapon, like a sabre, or cutlass, so the back of the blade is not really a problem. If the back of the blade hits the oponent, then you have done something wrong...Like lost an arm.:-D

Or, the runes tell me, you will do in the VERY near future. :lol:

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Post by Rockhopper » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:19 am

This is one of the few pictures of me that I can stand, it's a current in the way that I haven't changed... in fact, I'm wearing that same sweatshirt right now :)

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and since someone else posted a tattoo, here's mine:


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He was four days old when that pic was taken, and now is only 13 days old :-D The band goes all the way around my arm, and hurt like a **** *** *****.

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Post by Ragnar » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:04 am

Rockhopper wrote: I haven't changed... in fact, I'm wearing that same sweatshirt right now :)
THAT'S DISGUSTING!!

I change my T-Shirt once a week wether it needs it or not. :lol: :lol:

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Post by Rockhopper » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:16 am

I change my T-Shirt once a week wether it needs it or not. :lol: :lol:
Once a week? Over-achiever! ;)

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Post by Ragnar » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:46 am

I like your sense of humour. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Rockhopper » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:46 pm

Thank you :)

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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:32 pm

Nice pics and I shall now spray you both with singing bowl water to wash away the stench. Or at least stand upwind.
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Post by Willow » Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:10 am

we could just throw them both in the water then attack them with super soakers filled with soapy water (that is what we did to the kids at my camp, it made sure they went home at least semi-cleaned)

However, being exam period I can't really talk, my apartment, although neat, is in dire need of a scrub down.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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Post by Ragnar » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:30 pm

NOT the soap? PLEASE NOT the soap. [-o< [-o< [-o<

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Post by auramoonsongs » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:48 pm

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Well I thought I would add my picture, it's an oldish one about a year old now.

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Post by Rockhopper » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:21 pm

NOT THE SOAP!!:-D
Avatar is Feathers McGraw, from Wallace and Gromit's The Wrong Trousers... I love that movie :)

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Post by Rev. Asher » Sun May 21, 2006 1:11 pm

This is me at Beltane this year, standing next to the May Pole I helped wrap.. that was fun.. made me dizzy
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This is me right after my clergy initiation. Next to me on the left is Willow, another initiate.
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Post by Librarian » Sun May 21, 2006 7:45 pm

I got ambushed at Renaisance Fair recently...

http://www.weygold.us/wordpress/?p=11

And, of course, the rest of the photos from the Fair.

http://www.weygold.us/gallery2/v/Weygold/renfair/

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