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Manville Settler's Day Lincoln RI Sept 22-23

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by horseclover, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
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    Barring unforeseen wet weather, I will probably be displaying a couple of tables with both modern and antique blades. My display has shrunk, as has participation, so I have loaded out fewer swords. So far, it looks like I will concentrate on the cavalry and eagle pommel swords. I've not loaded out modern medieval or Japanese style stuff, nor the spears. The process has become a bit overwhelming when I do this solo.

    So, without further pomp or circumstance, an obligatory shot from last year.
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    This will be the fifteenth year. I will not be there if it rains and I may be moving back to the field instead of under the trees. This is a family friendly event with a primary focus on the firearms ranges but there is archery and a hawk tossing station.

    Cheers
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  2. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Horseclover, what are those in the front? The ones with the rings on the pommels.

    VERY nice collection!
     
  3. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    The knives up front are all EG Waterman knives of the WWII into the 1950s. They were common during the war. My dad had one while on the USS Dayton. There were several variations.

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    When are too many not enough, right?

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    So, that was my short load. Double that and add another dozen or so.

    Cheers
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  4. zzyzzogeton

    zzyzzogeton Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Only 15 years..:D No wonder I didn't get to go to it when I was in Newport from April to October 1986. I shot competitive archery several times at a range in Manville that summer.
     
  5. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    http://www.msrgc.com/

    I'm not sure when they started doing Settler's Days but they were doing it previous to my invitation. Gone are the drum circles and camping native Americans, as well as the militia reenactors that used to camp out. There is a fairly large local turnout but there is a lot going on across NE those weekend days.

    Cheers
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