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Re: Squires swords

Poster: "Susan and Frank Downs" <sfdowns@pinn.net>

Diana Cosby wrote:

>I have a question please.  When a squire begins his training with arms,
>doesn't he use a man's sword?  What I mean is, isn't it the same length,
>weight, and size of the one he will finally use?  Another person and I
>were having a debate, as the opposing argument is that squires would
>train with wooden swords prior to moving up to 'real steel.' 

I am but an ignorant visitor to your culture, but isn't the answer to this
question likely to depend on precisely what time and place the squire is
from, and possibly even what household or even individual he is training


Takenoshita Naro
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