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Forum: European Armoury 7th December 2021, 08:20 PM
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Posted By awdaniec666
Sources

As I came back here I realized the lack of sources for the information I provided.
To fix that, here is the literature I used for this work.
Other sources are my own experience examining and...
Forum: European Armoury 4th October 2021, 02:24 PM
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Posted By awdaniec666
So there you have it! Looking at what I have...

So there you have it!

Looking at what I have written down so far in this very condensed text, I think the reader has now the oppurtunity to obtain a basic understanding about this form of sabers. ...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2021, 06:18 PM
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Posted By awdaniec666
The Ultimate Karabela Guide - Part 5 ...

The Ultimate Karabela Guide - Part 5

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Fakes and replicas

Searching the internet auctions, the serious ones and the various...
Forum: European Armoury 1st October 2021, 03:45 PM
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Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Hey folks, I would like to ask you if...

Hey folks,

I would like to ask you if anybody has a book, magazine or single pictures of the National exhibition to celebrate "thousand years of hungary" in Budapest which has been there from 1897...
Forum: European Armoury 20th September 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
This is a problem we share. I am very much into...

This is a problem we share. I am very much into Karabela sabers, a little bit less into hungarian-polish types and everything else oscillates around that for me, so I very much appreciate knowledge...
Forum: European Armoury 19th September 2021, 01:05 AM
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Posted By awdaniec666
The Ultimate Karabela Guide - PART 4 This...

The Ultimate Karabela Guide - PART 4

This part is about makers marks. It is a quiet difficult topic and there is enough to write a book about it. This here is just for orientation. I recommend...
Forum: European Armoury 18th September 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Thank you for this correction. You are right, the...

Thank you for this correction. You are right, the blades do look very similar!
Im happy to have the opportunity to learn here :)
Is the image from " A Study of the Eastern Sword"? It looks very...
Forum: European Armoury 17th September 2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Its lovely to see I am not alone when it comes to...

Its lovely to see I am not alone when it comes to this part of a saber. For our cause. Lets just call its "wasy" or "beard" then. ("Beard" is directly translated).

Following comes the official...
Forum: European Armoury 12th September 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
100% agree with that. I myself have witnessed...

100% agree with that.
I myself have witnessed a gatekeeping/elitarism mentality on certain polish forums, especially when some people who claim they have the absolute knowledge are confronted with...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Another thing I forgot to mention... I am lucky...

Another thing I forgot to mention...
I am lucky enough to own a type II polish saber with nicks of battle use. Those nicks are located mostly in the middle of the blade. The middle is sharp, nut not...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2021, 10:46 PM
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Posted By awdaniec666
Thanks Jim for that important input and yet again...

Thanks Jim for that important input and yet again for your kind words. I am glad to hear this information is uselful.

It seems to me that people debating historical fencing techniques (including...
Forum: European Armoury 11th September 2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
I had a conversation with an extraordinary...

I had a conversation with an extraordinary swordsmith from Poland lately.
We discussed sword usage in relation to the damage the blade is taking especially from parrying.
We came to the...
Forum: European Armoury 5th September 2021, 11:48 AM
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Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Thanks Ariel for that info! :)

Thanks Ariel for that info! :)
Forum: European Armoury 29th August 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
The Ultimate Karabela Guide PART 3

I decided to change the topic for Part 3 of this guide from a comparison of two weapons to something different to dive deeper into the possibilities of deciphering the history of a Karabela. Namely...
Forum: European Armoury 28th August 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
The Ultimate Karabela Guide PART 2

In this part I will try to bring some hopefully clear examples to allow a first approach for determining the origin and age of a Karabela-type saber which will be called like in the foregoing part...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
For what I understand of fencing and deducting...

For what I understand of fencing and deducting from Mr.Zs description moulinets are riskier the opener the pommel angle is because of the lack of "locking" your fingers into it it. This indeed is...
Forum: European Armoury 27th August 2021, 04:49 PM
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Posted By awdaniec666
Thanks again for those kind words! You made...

Thanks again for those kind words!
You made few interesting points there Jim on which i wanted to briefly respond here, but get into in detail in a later part.



I think it was Zablocki who...
Forum: European Armoury 24th August 2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,700
Posted By awdaniec666
Lightbulb The Ultimate Karabela Guide

Hello there!
Id like to start a new thread about sabers of the Karabela type. I have already seen an old one on this forum which seems abandoned for a while.

My goal is to share and gather...
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