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Troper Fencing Academy:

Away on the wind~
^^ I assume you still have the pieces? You could contact a swordsmith and ask if they could melt down the core materials and make you a new one.

I did.

We've moved three times since.

Fuck knows what Mum did with them.
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 127 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:14:59 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Also because I only had one shot drawing this. Note the pen. The goal was just to practice perspective, the sword was an after thought. If I were to ever draw it properly, I'd probably flip it.

edited 13th Jul '11 9:15:41 AM by MrAHR

Away on the wind~
Being an awkward child is no excuse to try and lift something on your weak side.
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 129 Kinkajou, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:16:07 AM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Is it my mechanical mind that reduced the sword to a wedge mixed with a lever?
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 130 Madass Alex, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:16:26 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
/sigh

The bad news is, after two years of being left alone, those pieces might've started decaying. :/

^ No, that's arguably the nature of any sword. <_<

edited 13th Jul '11 9:16:57 AM by MadassAlex

Away on the wind~
I know.

It'll probably be cheaper to buy a new sword, but TBH, I need to focus my money towards moving.
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 132 Kinkajou, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:17:57 AM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
I know. Maybe it's just engineering taking precedence over Rule of Cool. [lol]

The dominant hand serves as the effort.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Away on the wind~
Here we go. Here's something I'm stuck on.

I have a protagonist who wields a claymore/zweihander- massive 6-foot sword.

She was in a coma for several months, with all the muscle atrophy that implies. Since, she's had her arms and legs replaced with prosthetic limbs due to plot reasons, but her chest, including her shoulders, is still muscular and thus suffering from muscle atrophy.

In the ensuing weeks, how will this affect her fighting?
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 134 Madass Alex, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:22:38 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
She'll tire quickly. Strength is for more than the power you put into strikes — it's for making more efficient use of energy thereby keeping you in the fight for longer. With a large sword and wounds like that, she probably wouldn't have many strikes before she becomes exhausted.
 135 Blackmoon, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:22:57 AM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
Lack of ability to control or lift the sword for long periods of time, lack of stamina while fighting.

Alex, if you keep ninja'ing me, I will fucking cut you.

edited 13th Jul '11 9:23:12 AM by Blackmoon

月を見るたび思い出せ
 136 Madass Alex, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:23:39 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
And the desperation from that might result in her using more aggressive tactics to make use of her limited time.

^ B'aaw, poor widdle samurai got ninja'd? >:3

edited 13th Jul '11 9:28:26 AM by MadassAlex

Away on the wind~
Excellent.
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 138 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 9:51:17 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Away on the wind~
In order to hold that...

Right hand facing away from body...

Left hand facing towards body...

I think the hands are on the wrong side of the hilt. You'd snap your wrists like that.

The blade should be on your strong side. You want your inner hand- the hand on the same side as the sword- to be close to the hilt, facing away from your body, while your other hand is closer to the pommel, facing towards your body.
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Away on the wind~
In other words, try placing your hands in said position and swinging. Use yourself as a reference.
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 141 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:07:13 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
It seems delightfully awkward and horrible form, perfect for someone who is supposed to be delightfully awkward and has horrible form. But now, he's on the right side!

Well...left side, technically.

edited 13th Jul '11 10:07:35 AM by MrAHR

 142 Blackmoon, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:07:17 AM from the Blind Eternities Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Your Worth is 50 Yen!
No, it'd be like holding a scythe.

Upside down.

AHR, you're killin' me here.

edited 13th Jul '11 10:07:38 AM by Blackmoon

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 143 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:09:17 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Sorry. >_>

I promise that next time I'm here to ask about forms and stuff, I'll ask about characters who actually need to be optimized, if it helps.
Away on the wind~
I'm fairly sure you'd have to be deliberately doing yourself in to hold a sword like that.
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 145 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:12:17 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, he normally holds swords back handed, so he tried to do that. Then he needed the extra support, and tried to use his right hand for help, using that backhanded style as well.

He is the epitome of suckiness. Whooh.

edited 13th Jul '11 10:15:20 AM by MrAHR

Away on the wind~
How does he hold them backhanded? Please describe it.

When wielding a sword backwards, all that is usually done is reversing the sword so that the blade points backwards, and reversing the positioning of your hands so that your outlying hand is closer to the pommel.
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 147 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:16:52 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, it's an old picture, but like this?

It's not supposed to be a good style. See previous pages.
Away on the wind~
The thing is, while you certainly have bad styles, there's a difference between 'bad styles'- e.g. positioning your hands wrong on the hilt- and 'trying-to-get-yourself-killed styles'- e.g. deliberately twisting your hands ninety to one hundred and eighty degrees to hold a sword hilt.

One feels natural, while probably getting you killed in actual combat. The other involves doing everything you can to make your style as awkward and inconvenient as possible. The only explanation for the second is that you're doing it deliberately.

While that's fine for one-handed use, you have to remember that two-handed fighting styles are an entirely different kettle of fish.

edited 13th Jul '11 10:22:17 AM by CyganAngel

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 149 Mr AHR, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:40:33 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
That's not a style. That's him seeing a sword on a table and desperately trying to lift it up. It just seems awkward to have both hands facing the same way, with the way he's using his right elbo to try and lift it.

edited 13th Jul '11 10:48:01 AM by MrAHR

 150 carbon-mantis, Wed, 13th Jul '11 10:50:08 AM from the woods Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Why hello there!
@Alex, are you familiar with any of Sir William Hope's writings on the Back-sword?
So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite ’em; and so proceed ad infinitum.
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