Just to prove I’m only “mostly dead”, I finally made it out to the Ann Arbor Sword Club tonight.
Wow. What great, good fun!
I tried out English Sword (1575 Rapier). Those things are heavier than I expected — I’m not sure I’m any quicker with this allegedly small sword than with a longsword. I think the weights are almost equal.
Then, on to the Poll Axe!
The poll axe may now be my favorite toy.
Thanks to David Hoonstra for letting me drop in, and to Matt and Joe for a great time of swordplay.