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michaelS0620
September 23rd, 2004, 10:17 PM
I figured a lot of people on this site are most likely trying to incoporate sword play of one kind or another in their writing, so I thought the following site:

Sword Forum International (http://forums.swordforum.com)

is a great resource. There are tons of posts on real sword weights, balance and more importantly sword use. If you are writing involves sword fights, the information there can help make it more accurate.

Michael

Holbrook
September 24th, 2004, 02:29 AM
I figured a lot of people on this site are most likely trying to incoporate sword play of one kind or another in their writing, so I thought the following site:

Sword Forum International (http://forums.swordforum.com)

is a great resource. There are tons of posts on real sword weights, balance and more importantly sword use. If you are writing involves sword fights, the information there can help make it more accurate.

Michael

Yes it is a very good site and a lot of helpful people there. If you are wanting help on general information I would post on the General forum or in the Pub to begin with.

It does have a real name policy (so registering a handle will get your account deleted, it will also take a day to get your account cleared)as a lot of people there are "in the business" so to speak, from people that work in the movie stunt world, museums, universitys, historians, writers both fictional and non-fiction, collectors, dealers, Practioners of both the Japanese, Chinese and European sword arts. This means that some of the "specialised forums" can be a bit daunting for a newcomer.

Jacquin
September 27th, 2004, 10:44 AM
I'd also like to draw your attention to that most wonderful of moderators M J Austwick...

What a dude! :D

J

michaelS0620
September 27th, 2004, 12:21 PM
Yes it is a very good site and a lot of helpful people there. If you are wanting help on general information I would post on the General forum or in the Pub to begin with.

It does have a real name policy (so registering a handle will get your account deleted, it will also take a day to get your account cleared)as a lot of people there are "in the business" so to speak, from people that work in the movie stunt world, museums, universitys, historians, writers both fictional and non-fiction, collectors, dealers, Practioners of both the Japanese, Chinese and European sword arts. This means that some of the "specialised forums" can be a bit daunting for a newcomer.

It can be a bit daunting, but the forum is quite friendly, I've found. Even by lurking, you can learn quite a bit. The search function will also bring up a ton of information, and people's posts will lead you to other sites on the 'net to help you find what you are looking for.

Michael

SubZero61992
September 27th, 2004, 01:14 PM
I don't see how their talk can help you but I can help myself with my sword.
I scarred the air with it.

Holbrook
September 27th, 2004, 01:48 PM
It can be a bit daunting, but the forum is quite friendly, I've found. Even by lurking, you can learn quite a bit. The search function will also bring up a ton of information, and people's posts will lead you to other sites on the 'net to help you find what you are looking for.

Michael

De-lurk and ask questions, we all aren't mad you know, well save for that strange Mod called M.J Austwick. Oh and the pack of Brits in the Nelson Pub...;) are some what strange but harmless really unless you are a baboon with a spoon....

Netsword is good too as is myarmoury.

Subzero; you can learn a lot about history by reading, most fantasy is based on historical information. Though I believe the forum is a 15 plus.....

SubZero61992
September 27th, 2004, 01:58 PM
holbrook,

which forum are you reffering to?

These forums at Sff World have no limit that applies to anyone.

The forums at that sword website is readable without having an account there.

Holbrook
September 27th, 2004, 02:17 PM
holbrook,

which forum are you reffering to?

These forums at Sff World have no limit that applies to anyone.

The forums at that sword website is readable without having an account there.

The sword site, yes they are readable , but I assumed to use the search engine you had to have an account....

michaelS0620
September 27th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Nope, if I remember correctly, you can search just fine.

One thing that I find useful is to pick a forum of interest and simply sort the posts by number of replies or number of views. Its an easy way to see topics which are/were of great interest.

Its at the bottom of that page.

Michael

Jacquin
October 1st, 2004, 07:30 AM
holbrook,

which forum are you reffering to?

These forums at Sff World have no limit that applies to anyone.

The forums at that sword website is readable without having an account there.

Sffworld does indeed have a lower age limit. I know Dag is a very easy going guy so I wouldn't make too much fuss about it if I was you. He might want to start checking if people make it obvious...

As to SFI I have trouble keeping up with the facilities as they seem to be upgraded quite often, the only things that haven't changed in years are that to post you need to be registered and M J Austwick is too cool for words!

J