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PostSubject: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:16 am

I have watched a ton of videos on spear/pole-arm weapon making, and if I decide if this sport is right for me, I would like to make a spear for myself, so I have some questions for the Artisan craftsman.
Does the tip of the spear HAVE to have that ball on it?
Can I also make a spear have a category blue blade on it as well as green or just only a green stabbing point?
I am more of an aggressive spear fighter, could I still use a 6 and a half foot spear effectively in cooperation with a shield wall if I am needed?


Thank you for your assistance and time (:

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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:04 am

You need a safe stabbing tip. It can still look cool though:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4409784043063&set=oa.10151159323972700&type=1&theater

A spear with a blade on it as well as green sounds like a glaive:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4481579757911&set=t.647767959&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4481578757886&set=t.647767959&type=3

The guy in the green is using a glaive, and it can both stab and be swung. For swinging purposes, it also counts as red and can break shields. Any weapon can be green, as long as it is built safely and passes for green.

Spearmen are always going to be effective on any shieldwall. They provide range, snipe enemies who aren't watching, and force the enemy to move his shield. A spearman stabbing at feet or sides is forcing shieldmen to move their shields, which allows swordmen to get kills. The opposite is also true.


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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:10 am

some more good spears:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150322310312458&set=t.511797479&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150322310247458&set=t.511797479&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150573420676676&set=t.511797479&type=3
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:28 am

That is cool, But I am talking about a 1 3/4ths to 2 foot blade. not a whopping slab of foam, it's too weighted for my type of fighting... I like to be light, quick, and agile.
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:42 am

The blade can be however long you want, as long as the shaft of the weapon is safely padded
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:48 am

Okay So would it be classified as a glaive, or would it still count as a spear?
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:50 am

If it can be swung in any way, it would be classified as a glaive. Spears do not have padded blades on them and are stabbing only.
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:09 am

Since it's a glaive I can still be effective as a spear man?
and Do I need my blade to be that wide?
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:52 am

Yes, you can definitely be just as effective as a spearman! You can stab away with the option to break shields or swing. Your blade doesn't need to be that wide.
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:19 am

Well then damn, that would make me a force to reckoned with, if I can take a shield out with two good blows and then pull in the kill with the single jab to the chest (:<
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:37 am

Glaives are awesome. Mine is 6ft. I might cut it to 5 though
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:02 pm

Eh 5 is a little short to me, so if I do a spear/glaive I still abide by the 1/3rds of shaft being wrapped in foam correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:32 pm

glaives require 2/3 padding, as it is a swung weapon, spears are stabbing only, so only require 1/3 padding
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:51 am

Oh well then that defeats the idea of a spear.. since 2/3 of 6 is 4, that'll only leave 2 feet of grip. making it difficult to maneuver as spear. I guess I'll just stick to a spear lol.
Darn rules crushed my dreams of a dangerous fighter against shields >.<
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:52 am

You can grab haft padding. It's not like it's super cumbersome or huge. Come out tomorrow and check out some of the glaives!
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:45 am

I am so coming out tomorrow, I am pretty stoked to see the mechanics of what you do, and actually have someone talk to me face to face and not a Youtube video lol. (:
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PostSubject: Re: Spear crafting   Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:40 am

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I might not be there tomorrow because I have a meeting
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