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#113654 - 12/12/04 09:10 PM good sword?
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what would be a good sword lenght and a good sword for someone that is 5'4" 170? thanks in advanced

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#113655 - 12/12/04 09:47 PM Re: good sword?
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It all depends of the style of swordsmanship you study and some personal preferences. Check with your instructor.

C. Roman

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#113656 - 12/12/04 09:57 PM Re: good sword?
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kendo

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#113657 - 12/13/04 08:11 AM Re: good sword?
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kendo doesnt really matter in height.. unless your sparring lolz.. but erm.. try getting a size 36' for a shinai.. that shud be balanced with your weight as for a katana. i dont think there are fixed lengths theres a 40' for standard and most katanas go for 39' to 42'so length doesnt really differ too much

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#113658 - 12/14/04 10:24 AM Re: good sword?
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I use a size 39 shinai as does my wife who is also 5'4". Shouldn't be a problem.

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#113659 - 12/15/04 10:32 AM Re: good sword?
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I'd suggest a six foot flamberge. If you could work out a way to draw it, no one would think that you could swing it in less than a minute. You would be constantly underestimated, and thus could not lose.

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#113660 - 12/15/04 10:55 AM Re: good sword?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Benjamin1986:
I'd suggest a six foot flamberge. If you could work out a way to draw it, no one would think that you could swing it in less than a minute. You would be constantly underestimated, and thus could not lose.[/QUOTE]

LOL...

But seriously, European two-handers aren't even carried in a scabbard--they're shouldered like a rifle.

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#113661 - 12/19/04 10:09 AM Re: good sword?
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wow 5'4'' and 170...do fencing and burn some weight. Plus, fencing is a really fun sword style...even with right-of-way and electrical malfunctions...

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#113662 - 12/19/04 01:59 PM Re: good sword?
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i'm not fat just really stocky (not much fat on me) i also wrestle [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

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