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Poster: Carl Wylie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Unto the denizens of the Merry Rose, Greetings!
I have recently found a source for Silflex (Lowe's in Sumter, SC) I have made a sword, and embarked on a rigorous testing in which I intend to attempt to destroy it, in order to find out what it takes to do so. I am primarily doing this so that as Baronial Marshal (Nottinghill Coil) I can answer all questions posed to me by the fighters in my Barony, but I am willing to post my findings on the Merry Rose. My initial findings are:
1 The construction is easy. and if the smaller pieces are fitted slightly longer so that they protrude, appx. 1/8 of an inch out from the larger tube, the torch I used for welding will provide a nice, rounded weld with virtually no seams.
2 The Sword tends to bend rather badly under heavy blows against the pell. This is a source of slight concern for me, but I suspect that actual combat will not produce the blows that bent the sword (Has anyone else noticed this tendency?) I was also hitting very very hard, much more so than I normally would ( I did say I was trying to destroy it.:) I also think that the sword will regain its former shape, it does seem to have some "memory" Time will tell on that score.
I anyone has questions or would like to offer me some personal experience, please E-mail me at the address below, I want to find out as much as I can about this material.
Before I go, I have one question. Does Silflex still require strapping tape under the duct tape?
In service to Sir Moehammad Al-Kasy, and the Crown, I am,
Chief of House Ulfagardthr
Baronial Marshal for Nottinghill Coil
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