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Old 02-01-2013, 02:08 AM   #101
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I would suspect there might be boffer groups of some sort running around as well . . . . . there might be some use somewhere to have stuff disguised as a noodle sword
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:17 AM   #102
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Can you point me in the direction of any useful online sources about their activities, interest, principal time periods and membership?
Their main website at www.farisles.org appears to be down. A document library of theirs is here.
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I would suspect there might be boffer groups of some sort running around as well
There are plenty of them in the UK.

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:05 AM   #103
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I would suspect there might be boffer groups of some sort running around as well . . . . . there might be some use somewhere to have stuff disguised as a noodle sword
Hmmm... what kind of useful stuff could one conceal in a boffer sword?

The one I have isn't wide enough to serve as a hiding place for anything but a smallsword, even if it was designed as a concealment place from the start. No way could it hide any sword doing sw+1 cut as base damage, be that broadsword, cavalry saber, falchion or anything else. Just isn't broad enough for it.

Is mine abnormally thin?* Is there something else which could be usefully concealed inside a boffer sword?

*That's not what she said.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #104
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Most Amtgard ones are around 2.4in or so diameter for the blade (there supposed to be 2.5, but pool noodle is closer to 2.4), but bigger ones are absolutely possible

Also 'Flatblade' style boffer swords tend to be more properly sword shaped while still being fat with padding . . . you could absolutely disguise an arming sword as an Amtgard flatblade. You would simply build the Amtgard flatblade around the cardboard sleeve that goes over the swords blade

Wrap the grip in vetwrap or grip tape (which also conveniently makes for a good grip) and pad and tape the crossgaurd and stick a foam cover on the pommel

A cloth cover then goes over the 'blade' and ties down onto the handle of the sword (a real Amtgard sword would also have the blade snugly taped in place also, but that is less desired here)

In order to use it you would need to untie the cover (perhaps 2-3 ready actions), and then you would either need to spend another 1-2 actions to pull the flatblade off of the actual sword blade
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:35 PM   #105
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*That's not what she said.
Sounds more like what he said.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:34 AM   #106
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Their main website at www.farisles.org appears to be down. A document library of theirs is here.
Thank you very much. I'll certainly make use of that.

If nothing else, limited participation in this by young academics of the conspiracy will serve to establish the credibility of the cover organisations used by the Rangers and the Marlowe Fellows. And it will serve to keep tabs on the occult scene, as there is often some overlap in membership betweeen reenaction societies and people who believe in and pursue the supernatural.
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