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Authenticity and Historic Re-creation


1) EVENTS

2) INTERPRETATION & PERSONAS

3) AUTHENTICITY
4) PEER REVIEW

5) TRAINING

6) COMBAT RELATED ACTIVITIES

There has been much debate on this issue over the years. The general consensus is that the combat should take the form of 'training' and 'duels'. Both would have occurred within the historical framework being proposed. Since Norse practice included basic weapons training for women, there is no reason not to include both sexes. Weapons would be either be steel swords (unsharpened), or period type wooden training swords (no use of rattan). Shields and armour would be 'real' (no plywood or foam). More discussion on this topic is needed but will likely be driven by someone who decides that they want to begin this type of activity.

Archery, Axe Throwing, Spear Throwing are welcome and have occurred in the past. It is up to those partaking in this activity to ensure the weapons in question are safe and are being used in a manner that will not endanger others.
      Updated: 4 Dec, 2007
Text © Darrell Markewitz, Neil Peterson, 2006   Copyright details
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