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P1908 / P1912 Training Swords

Postby MEversbergII » 16 Jul 2014 19:05

The P1908 and P1912 are a niche within a niche for sure, but in case anyone now or in the future decides they'd be interested in a training version of these swords might like to begin with Zen Warrior Armory:

http://www.zenwarriorarmory.com/catalog ... egory%3D70

While looking around for some misc. things, I came across that one (based on the sword from the old Zorro TV show) and immediately thought of the P1908/1912. The grip is wrong, but the rest I think is "good enough", with the 35" blade options taken into consideration.

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Re: P1908 / P1912 Training Swords

Postby Tyler Brandon » 18 Jul 2014 23:50

This is the exact setup I have, works for similar swords like the US M1913 and Spanish 1907 as well. I'll try and write up a review in a month or so.

Just make sure to get the rolled-edge guard or order by phone and ask them use the embossed one.
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Re: P1908 / P1912 Training Swords

Postby Tyler Brandon » 11 Oct 2014 00:58

So I have had this sword a few months, so far it is working out okay. Blade has held up well to use and has good flex and temper. I would prefer the right hand guard but got the ambidextrous rolled-edge one for extra durability. I got the 35" blade to match the period swords and it came with the P9 .5 pound ball pommel standard. The POB matched my original M1913 Patton at 2" but the size of the pommel made it hard to grip the sword correctly. The P11 .26 ball pommel was out of stock so I replaced the stock pommel with the #870 .16 pound saber pommel. The POB is father out now, but not too far, and the COP now hits with similar force to my M1913 which I find to be an acceptable tradeoff.
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Re: P1908 / P1912 Training Swords

Postby MEversbergII » 11 Oct 2014 04:18

Thanks for the quick review! Is there any way you can demonstrate how the stock pommel got in the way of gripping correctly? I'm assuming it was pressing against the wrist?

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Re: P1908 / P1912 Training Swords

Postby Tyler Brandon » 11 Oct 2014 16:32

MEversbergII wrote:Thanks for the quick review! Is there any way you can demonstrate how the stock pommel got in the way of gripping correctly? I'm assuming it was pressing against the wrist?

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You have it. It's basically a big ball that presses against the wrist making a saber grip uncomfortable.

Come to think of it, with the small pommel and a 30 or 32" blade it would make a nice little 19th century infantry thruster too.
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