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Breaking a rapier with a blow from another sword

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2015 12:42
by admin
Many times over the last couple of years commentators on my videos have stated that they could cut through an opposing rapier with their longsword/banana/broadsword etc.

I have always been skeptical that this is possible in a normal fighting scenario, having spent years fighting against rapierists, using sabres and longswords.

However, I decided that we needed to hold a little experiment to really test whether it was possible in what I consider the most favourable set-up to actually enable breaking the rapier blade with a blow from another sword. Here is the video of that experiment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFRxZod-iI0

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https://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria