Skallagrim

Skallagrim

In many roleplaying systems you find the idea of applying a particular weapon skill to a different weapon at a penalty if need be. So I figured it might be interesting to discuss if and how that would work in real life.

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

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The Spit by Zombie Tools
https://www.zombietools.net/shop/the-spit/
Testing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7z1ry6twsg

The Reaver Cleaver by Zombie Tools
https://www.zombietools.net/shop/reaver-cleaver-2/
VS. cheapo katana - https://youtu.be/EW3m88DMqzQ?t=247
Wood chopping - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ2NgDidVnU
Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqwdACk6V4Y
Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxO_O6-9TlI

The Knecht by Albion
[no longer available]
Test on ZGB Ivan head - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCQYChUaceM
Test on ballistic gel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eMl-FJkWH4
Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjoWAg1HJKw

Custom saber / messer / yatagan hybrid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR1_aB9eX88

Roman gladius by Raven Armoury
[no longer available]
Test on studded leather fantasy armor - https://youtu.be/U2AYg90YoYY?t=187
A sword for home defense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxfkx4FD4zk

Light Viking ax by Sharp Blades
http://www.shopsharpblades.com/collection/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpRBsqGPDB8

Lockwood Sl-1009 (Oakeshott Type XVIIIb longsword)
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SL1009&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1
Test on riveted mail - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydjdBTV8ZbY
Introduction to estocs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LoQmuN8sBU

Scimitar by Windlass
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=500822&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1
Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyNaXEO8YAU
Fixing loose guard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Lujk3BX0I

Talhoffer buckler by GDFB
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AB3397&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Bronze khopesh and Ewart Park by Neil Burridge
http://www.bronze-age-swords.com
https://www.facebook.com/Bronze-Age-Swords-644921868944187/
Cutting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVSyC9_Ewbc
Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFTAdzHbp2I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngjMtzJ6xg..

Brute force impact or force multiplying metal protrusion of doom? Tough choice, eh?

If you want your own ZGB "Ivan" head for testing:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=ZGB002&name=ZGB+-+''Zombie+Ivan''+Realistic+Test+Cutting+Target+Head&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Music:
1.) "Ritual Traps" by Alexandr Zhelanov
https://opengameart.org/content/ritual-traps
2.) "The Undead Horde" by Vindsvept
https://vindsvept.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vindsvept
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

If you're one of the many people who have asked me about the realism in Mount & Blade Warband, here it is... finally. :)

The video starts out with a satirical skit, then gives a short answer to how realistic the gameplay / animations are, and finally discusses in some detail the differences between M&B, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and real combat.

An introduction to the basic types of defense in historical swordsmanship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVZ9b7GjQsY

3 Ways to Defeat 3 Longsword Attacks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M1Hrm3XBGo

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get protective gear and other practice equipment for HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts):
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
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Music:
"Happy Flutes" by Magnesus
https://opengameart.org/content/happy-flutes-for-fantasy-setting
"Dark Descent" by Matthew Pablo
https://opengameart.org/content/dark-descent-extended-cut
"House in a Forest" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/loop-house-in-a-forest

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

In this review I'm giving you my impression of the handling, cutting performance, and durability. The blade held up remarkably well during the testing, but there was a problem with the hilt.

https://valiant-armoury.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=226

Other VA swords: http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/valiantarmoury.asp&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Music:
"In Honor of the King" by Vindsvept
https://vindsvept.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vindsvept
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

In this video I'm discussing the equipment (mainly the copper axe and various chert tools) that the "Iceman" carried with him when he was shot by an arrow in the mountains, and some of the circumstances of his demise.

*** Books on Ötzi the Iceman, and the Neolithic (Younger Stone Age) / Copper Age ***

USA:
https://amzn.to/2mRzE5a
https://amzn.to/2OqldBz
https://amzn.to/2NUP18j

Canada:
https://amzn.to/2NUJLBz
https://amzn.to/2OoJEiO
https://amzn.to/2mVEEWh

*** My videos on flintknapping ***
Introduction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgx7yUCv244
First arrow points - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxgwpXivSIM
Knapping glass (modern survival) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn5kTVNyQfI

Ötzi-inspired steel knife by Condor
USA - https://amzn.to/2OpZWrX
Canada - https://amzn.to/2LSIZrK

*** To support the channel ***
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

*** Sources ***

The Iceman’s lithic toolkit: Raw material, technology, typology and use
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198292

Long-distance connections in the Copper Age: New evidence from the Alpine Iceman’s copper axe
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179263

Ötzi's last meals
http://www.pnas.org/content/99/20/12594

Trade networks in Italy 5300 years ago
https://www.zmescience.com/science/otzi-axe-trade-network/

His atherosclerosis and heart disease risk
https://www.medicaldaily.com/infamous-ice-man-mummy-had-hardened-arteries-may-have-been-risk-heart-disease-296216

World's oldest blood cells
https://www.livescience.com/20030-ice-mummy-oldest-blood-cells.html

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and..

In this video I'm demonstrating a reproduction of the Springfield 1873 Trapdoor rifle, a major improvement from the muskets used in the American Civil War and before. The self-contained metallic cartridge makes loading and firing dramatically quicker, and I personally quite enjoy this unique type of action.

This reproduction is made by Uberti, and the quality is impressive for sure. It can handle modern smokeless loads as well as traditional black powder.

Hope you like the bloopers / outtakes. :)

If you find videos like this informative and/or entertaining, please consider supporting the channel. Youtube has made things unreasonably difficult for us content creators nowadays.
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Based on a hybrid of a katar / tonfa / scythe, and also inspired by BloodRayne's arm blades. Easily the most unconventional design I've come up with... probably very fitting for a rogue or assassin character. Is it practical? Let's find out by testing it on a ballistic gel torso and an Ivan head from Zombie Go Boom.

If you're interested in the knives I'm showing at the end of the video, or anything else from Silverfire Forge (the maker of this weapon) send an e-mail to: SilverFireForge(at)gmail.com

Music:
"Calamity" by Esiltir
https://opengameart.org/content/calamity-epic-orchestral-metal
"Doom" by GTDStudio
https://opengameart.org/content/triple-kill

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Get 33% off on Life is Feudal with promo code: Skallagrim33
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In this video I'm giving an introduction to fundamental basics of how to defend against sword attacks in historical European martial arts. The types of defensive action I'm discussing are evasion, blocking, parrying, and counters / active parries.
I'm hoping it might be helpful or inspirational to new HEMA practitioners, video game animators, movie choreographers, etc.

My favorite online store for buying reproductions of historical arms and armor (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Since lots and lots of people have requested a video about Fire Emblem, here it finally is. :)

An in-depth discussion of how plausible it would be in real life that sword beats axe, lance beats sword, and axe beats lance. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each, and is there some logic here aside from gameplay balance? And how does the individual user's skill, experience, and fitness factor in?

The swords, axes, and spears in this video (where to get them):

Danish war axe by Arms & Armor
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA024&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

12th century spear by Arms & Armor
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA146&name=Arms+%26+Armor+12th+Century+Spear&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Type XVIIIb longsword by Lockwood
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SL1009&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

The Knecht kriegsmesser (German for "war knife") by Albion
https://albion-swords.com/swords/albion/nextgen/sword-kriegsmesser-knecht.htm

Bardiche by Deepeeka
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AH3535&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

The Brighton arming sword by Valiant Armoury (discontinued)
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=VA141SE_SETA&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Light Viking ax by Sharp Blades
http://www.shopsharpblades.com/collection/sharp-blades-viking-light-ax/

Hungarian axe by Arms & Armor
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA104&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Naginata by Musashi
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SC9122&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Fiore d'ei Liberi's Flower of Battle (14th century fencing manual)
USA - https://amzn.to/2LtGDMb
Canada - https://amzn.to/2uvvy6X

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Background music:
1.) "RPG Ambient 2" b..

If you're interested in buying it:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/163149546106

Music: "Blackmoor Tides" by Matthew Pablo
https://opengameart.org/content/blackmoor-tides-epic-pirate-battle-theme

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

http://www.krontech.ca/store.html

I've received the Chronos 1.4 high-speed camera, and they even lent me the other version too so that I can decide if color or monochrome works better for my purposes and then send the other one back. Awesome!

I also got the new, improved version of the Panabas from TFW, and I'm testing it on soaked tatami mats in this video.
This is the review of the previous version which had a major flaw that is now fixed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfRKYu4hp9Y

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Background music:
1.) "Land of Fearless" by Alexandr Zhelanov
https://opengameart.org/content/land-of-fearless
2.) "Drifting Beyond the Stars" by Hitctrl
https://opengameart.org/content/drifting-beyond-the-stars-background-ambient

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

This is a review of four fixed blade knives manufactured by Top Quest, the TD004, TD005, TD001SL, and TD003SL. They are all made of thick, sturdy D2 steel and have G10 handle scales. The blades' hardness is HRC59-61.

Where to get them:
USA - https://amzn.to/2m6SNjj
Canada - https://amzn.to/2NGFcf5
http://www.defcon-usa.com/Defcon-Series.html

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

In case you didn't catch some of the names in the video, here is the full list:
10.) Spadroon
9.) Certain types of copper or bronze dagger
8.) Sword catcher parrying dagger (AKA "sword breakers")
7.) Bill (polearm)
6.) Voulge (polearm)
5.) Bollock dagger
4.) Crude Bohemian dussack
3.) Maciejowski chopper / godenak (AKA medieval orc cleaver)
2.) Guisarme (polearm)
1.) Spiked mace / club

Reproductions of Maciejowski choppers on Kult of Athena:
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/s_results.asp?search=maciejowski&submit=Search&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT

Books about historical weapons, martial arts, and other things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

This machete cuts soaked tatami mats like a freaking laser. :)

It didn't thrust as deep into the ballistic gel as I thought it might, although still pretty good considering the friction of the material and the give that the stand has.

And it made short work of the analog head from Zombie Go Boom. Quite an impressive blade for chopping and cutting.

The Kingfisher can be ordered here:
http://www.baryonyxknife.com/kima.html

The review of the other Baryonyx machete:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XlHfcn7Dk

Background music:

1.) "To Victory!" by Dracovallis, used with permission
https://www.youtube.com/user/Dracovallis/videos
http://dracovallis.bandcamp.com/

2.) "Nightfall" by Vindsvept
https://vindsvept.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vindsvept
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

The brigandine that I'm wearing in this video: https://armstreet.com/store/armor/medieval-brigandine-hound-of-war

Background music:
Awake! (Megawall-10) by Cynic Music
https://opengameart.org/content/awake-megawall-10
Magic Tales (Dear Diary) by Kim Lightyear
https://opengameart.org/content/magic-tales-set

My favorite online store for reproductions of historical swords and armor (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Books on historical arms and armor, martial arts, and other things I recommend on Amazon:
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Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Get a supply of quality razor blades while supporting the channel at the same time:
https://www.patronblades.com/skallagrim

Just practicing isn't enough, you also have to run diagnostics every now and then, so to speak. Recently I took some time to check my cutting mechanics on soaked tatami mats.
Of course there are always things to work on, and in this case it's my Zwerchhau (thwarting cut/hew) in particular that still has sketchy edge alignment. This strike is one of the Master Cuts in the German longsword tradition, as shown in the Medieval and Renaissance manuals. A very effective counter technique when done right.

The swords in this video:

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

If you go to a shady assassin's supplier in a dark alleyway to get a job done, this is what you can expect. Well, you can mainly expect my dubious acting skills, but hopefully you'll enjoy this RPG themed rogue video. :)

The blades shown here:

1.) Opinel No. 13
US - http://amzn.to/2tEOrD1
CA - https://amzn.to/2NcYcRW
Cutting test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLkd61qew5g

2.) Native American throwing knife by Deepeeka
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AH3173&name=Native+American+Throwing+Knife&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

3.) Custom made Spike by Jorg Sprave (Slingshot Channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCvBP78e1ys

4.) D-165 "Mercenaries" tactical knife by HX Outdoors
https://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_607520.html?lkid=13585678

5.) Medieval rondel dagger by Lord of Battles
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SNDA5305&name=Rondel+Dagger+with+Triangular+Blade&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1
Different version - http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SNDA5307BR&name=Rouelle+Dagger&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

6.) Ceramic folder by Schrade (SCH402L)
US: http://amzn.to/2xLzqTN
http://amzn.to/2xDpZE3

7.) The Platypus by Battlehorse Knives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tb1wd-m_AA

8.) Wooden rondel dagger by Brian Kerce
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TreesRLife?ref=l2-shopheader-name

9.) Claw knife by Cima
https://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_711206.html?lkid=14692781

Music: "No More Magic" by HorrorPen
https://opengameart.org/content/no-more-magic

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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=..

Flippy Knife Game - get it for free now: ▶ App Store - http://goo.gl/TFPSau ▶ Google Play - https://goo.gl/3hmKmq ▶ Amazon - https://goo.gl/xLRY5p

Where to get the M12:
US - https://amzn.to/2tq4GEO
CA - https://amzn.to/2K3z7Ls

As strange as this design looks it's actually effective as a bayonet. As a knife it would fall flat but that's not what it's intended for. In the review I give you a closer look at it and let you know my opinion on this tri-blade oddity.

Other videos in the Weirdest Knife series:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxClq4a6GD73VAFq69aVCR2rqPxN-WM-c

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT
If you prefer Bitcoin: https://coingate.com/pay/skallagrim

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

A scene from the movie "Sukiyaki Western Django" gave me the idea to talk about a hypothetical scenario in which a gunslinger who ran out of ammo has to fight a swordsman. What are the practical challenges with that?

Thrand's video (bronze sword vs steel sheet):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_CBcxzOFk

Sickle against arming sword, and other matches from a mixed weapon sparring video by the Academy of Historical Fencing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20DOzJRbgUY

To support the channel:
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Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

If despite (or because of) the strange design you're interested in getting this knife:
https://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_711206.html?lkid=14692781

Personally I like unconventional designs, but in this case the functionality is just lacking. Here are some knives that I found much more practical:

HX Outdoors D-171 Survival Fixed Blade, D2 Steel
https://www.gearbest.com/fixed-blades-knives/pp_1166704.html?lkid=13585692

HX Outdoors ZD-006A frame lock folder
https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_614982.html?lkid=14692801

HX Outdoors ZD-005B tanto folder with carbon fiber handle
https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_614294.html?lkid=12177678

10% off on all full-priced products between June 17 and 29 with coupon code: GBmidyear2018

Gearbest's Mid-Year sale
https://www.gearbest.com/activity-mid-year-sale-2018.html?lkid=14639135

Best-selling knives:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

To support the channel:
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on..

A great display of skill and sportsmanship in the HEMA tournament at the Victoria Highland Games May 2018. Congratulations to the winners!

https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaHighlandGames/

https://www.facebook.com/bloodandironvictoria/
http://www.bloodandiron.ca/

Where to get practice swords and protective gear:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

My matches in the same tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xLlFckZG_Q

To support the channel:
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

*** Specifications ***

Length: 12 cm / 4.72 in
Overall length (opened): 20.5 cm / 8 in
Blade length: 9 cm / 3.5 in
Weight: 163 g / 5.75 oz

Blade material: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Handle material: G10 (looks more like micarta)
Lock: Frame

*** Pros / Cons ***

+ Good construction, feels very solid
+ Smooth pivot, strong lockup
+ Very affordable, especially for the quality

- Somewhat rough handle
- Fairly heavy for the size

*** Where to get it ***

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_308920.html?lkid=14638945
10% off on all full-priced products between June 17 and 29 with coupon code: GBmidyear2018

Gearbest's Mid-Year sale
https://www.gearbest.com/activity-mid-year-sale-2018.html?lkid=14639135

Best-selling knives:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

If you like my more casual videos (vlogs, rants, rambles, etc):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM7qhOYtW23jASfxTxCYvvg

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT
If you prefer Bitcoin: https://coingate.com/pay/skallagrim

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
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My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

My favorite online store for functional reproductions of historical arms and armor (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

The Type XVIIIb longsword (narrow, pointy blade)
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SL1009&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

The kriegsmesser (German for "war knife")
- Sold out -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjoWAg1HJKw

17th Century Italian rapier by Windlass Steelcrafts
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=501227&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1
https://amzn.to/2M1Rygd

Things I recommend on Amazon (books on historical martial arts, knives, tools, video gear, etc)
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

George Silver's Paradoxes of Defence (1599)
http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/George_Silver

To support the channel:
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Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

Reproduction khopesh by Neil Burridge
http://www.bronze-age-swords.com/Egyptian_and%20_Near_East.htm
https://www.facebook.com/Bronze-Age-Swords-644921868944187/

Clear Ballistics gel
US - https://amzn.to/2JKmW1X
CA - https://amzn.to/2lf4pAp

Music: "Arabian Nights 5" by Magnus Ringblom
https://player.epidemicsound.com/

To support the channel:
http://www.patreon.com/skallagrim
For one-time donations: https://www.paypal.me/SkallagrimYT
If you prefer Bitcoin: https://coingate.com/pay/skallagrim

Get in contact or see a list of my video uploads:
https://www.facebook.com/SkallagrimYT
https://twitter.com/_Skallagrim_

My favorite online store for buying swords (worldwide shipping):
http://ww4.aitsafe.com/go.htm?go=kultofathena.com&afid=28632&tm=14&im=1

Where to get HEMA gear and practice swords:
http://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=1799

Channel-related shirts and other merch:
https://teespring.com/stores/skallagrim
http://skallagrim.spreadshirt.com/

Things I recommend on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/skallagrimnilsson

Best-selling knives on Gearbest:
https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-best-selling-knives-special-695.html?lkid=12495372

15% off on GearBest Outdoors & Sports products with coupon code "out15off": https://www.gearbest.com/lifestyle-c_11270/show.html?lkid=12495729

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Educational entertainment focused mainly on historical arms and armor as well as knives / tools, firearms, bows, and crossbows. I'm not claiming to be an expert, I'm just here to share my passion, debunk common misconceptions, give buyer's advice, and make hard working folks forget about the daily grind for a while.