You will need
- - the sheath;
- - baldric;
- - the permission to carrying of bladed weapons.
For starters, make sure that you had permission to carry knives. Without this swordof Ohm on the street is better not to go, unless you have it wooden. Even if you made the sword yourself and cut the fallen hair you they are unlikely to be allowed to care, otherwise then no end of problems. For such permission, contact the nearest police station.
Once you have permission, you need to get a sheath. You can purchase them in an antique shop or in a shop that sells melee weapons, and can sew for yourself – on the forums reenactors knowledgeable people share their expertise for manufacturing this accessory.
If you decide to make the sheath yourself, you will need a Board of 8 mm thickness and two times and a half longer than the swordand, plane, glue, leather, cutter and awl with thread. Favorite type of wood for the manufacture of the sheath from the European warriors in the Middle ages was ash. First you cut out parts of a scabbard made of wood, then glue them and tight skin. Further – a matter of fancy of the noble knight. Can fit a scabbard of velvet, decorated with embossing, embroidery, stones.
You can now move on to examining ways of wearing the sword. Medieval knights are not fastened to the scabbard directly to the belt. Often the sword was worn on a sling over the shoulder so that the hilt was raised to his chest. Later it was worn on the belt, attached to your belt, while a sword was hanging freely at the hips. And at the end of the 14th century came a new fashion for wearing a sword. Now the weapon vertically hung on the left side, crepes to the belt with a pair of small straps. In the fifteenth century, the belt consisted of a few straps – a few of them were fastened near the mouth of the scabbard, and the other hung almost in the middle. He sword was at an angle of 45 degrees.
No matter in the fashion of a century you have decided to wear a sword, but wearing it with pride.
Advice 2: How to learn to fight with swords
Fighting on swords is beautiful and romantic. Such hobby helps to travel in those days, when men were brave and noble, and the women are wonderful and mysterious. If you want to experience the romantic era, as well as keep yourself in good physical shape, learn to fight with swords.
You will need
First of all, decide the art of fighting in which swords you would like to master. After all, between a katana and a European sword there are many differences!
If you are attracted to samurai swords, learn Kendo. It is a modern fencing art that takes its history from the traditional techniques of samurai swordsmanship. If you decide to do Kendo, you have to spend 60 – 80 thousand Russian rubles for the sword and ammunition, but then you will be able to indulge in the pleasure, developing not only the body but also the spirit. This kind of fencing art is extremely popular, and enroll in school in almost any city.
If you want to learn how to fight on the usual swords, you can join the fencing club or to go to the trps. Special investments will not require from you. You have to buy or make yourself a wooden sword or duralumin. Do not forget about defense – you, as a beginner, it is very useful. Be sure to get the Bracers. It would be nice to have a helmet. Although your mentors and try not to hit you on the head, but better not to risk it.
If you don't want to learn to fight with swords in the group under the guidance of a teacher, it can be done independently. Although the partner you'll need. Training can be conducted in parks, stadiums. Approach to the choice of protection should be more responsible than if you went to training at the club, because your partner is also inexperienced and can get sword at any place. Specify in advance a stop word, in pronouncing which the fighting stops.
One of the major mistakes newbies – during the fight they look at the sword of the enemy, trying to trace his movements. Don't do that, you still can not follow behind the blade, even if he is in inexperienced hands. Look in the chest opponent, so you will see all his movements. Not disclose during the fight: exposed arm or leg like a invite to hit on them. And remember that the best defense is a fast attack.