Dance swords

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Vicky on tribe.net.Hi there! My troupe is learning to dance with swords! Yay! (Frustrating at times, but fun!) I need to stop borrowing other peoples weaponry, though, so I can practice at home. What is your favorite sword to dance with? My instructor recommended this one, and its the one Ive been borrowing: a href=http://bellydanceprops.com/proddetail.php?prod=MoorishScimSwords title=bellydanceprops.com/proddetail.phpbellydanceprops.com/proddetail.php/a Nothing real pretty, but its nice & heavy & deeply curved, so it doesnt slip off as easily as other swords our troupemates have used, & you can see that wide sword tip out of the corner of your eye when its on your head. Theres also this one at dahlals, but it doesnt look as curved, and the stated weight is pretty light: a href=https://www.dahlal.com/default.aspx?n=1&c=7&s1=1125&s2=0 title=www.dahlal.com/default.aspxwww.dahlal.com/default.aspx/a Im thinking of driving over there to take a look at it today or tomorrow & see if theyll let me put it on my head for a minute. ^_~ Any other sword suggestions out there?br/br/Also, how can I personalize & dress up a more plain-looking sword like the one in the first link above? There are currently 2 of the 6 members of the troupe using that exact blade, & if thats the one I get, itd make for 3 of the 6 using it. Id like to make it a little more individual, to add to the not-matchy-matchy feel that I love about ATS. Maybe tying cowrie tassels or yarn tassels onto the hilt? Paint the grip or wrap it in leather? Ive tried etching metal before, but it usually looks shaky & not that great. Thoughts?br/br/Thanks in advance! :)br/(Now whats ironic, is that I have enough swords to decorate my dining room wall with them, but oddly enough I dont have a scimitar! Time for more sharp shiny objects!)

    #84908

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Kay on tribe.net.I have both the Moorish Scimitar (a href=http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SW637&name=Moorish+Scimitar title=www.kultofathena.com/product.aspwww.kultofathena.com/product.asp/a ) and the Balady Scimitar (a href=http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SW665&name=Baladay+Scimitar title=www.kultofathena.com/product.aspwww.kultofathena.com/product.asp/a ) from Kult of Athena and I like them both. I love the impressive look of the Moorish, and the sleekness of the Balady. I switch back and forth between them depending on which troupe Im dancing with or if Im doing a solo (I used the Moorish for my pirate belly-q solo).

    #84909

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Joan Marie on tribe.net.My entire troupe has the kutl of athen Balady Scimtar. it is a nice looking sword and balances very well on ones head.

    #84910

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Vicky on tribe.net.Ooh, thanks for those links! I was looking at both those swords on a different site, but its nice that the kult of athena site shows videos of them in use!

    #84911

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Joan Marie on tribe.net.Regarding dressing up the sword, as long as the blade is clean and shiny, that is about all you need. You dont want to detract from your dancing with things dangling from the sword. In this case, I believe less is more.

    #84912

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Jennifer on tribe.net.I have the Balady Scimitar from Kult of Athena, too - am very happy with the sword, and was pleased with their pricing, service, and delivery time.

    #84913

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Jennifer on tribe.net.Me as well. Kult of Athena is great. I first ordered a sword for myself through them and was impressed, so then placed an order of 9 swords for my students. Great customer service and shipped very quickly (luckily they had 9 of the swords in stock! ^_^)

    #84914

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Wendy on tribe.net.The Balady sword is great, but the metal is very sensitive to the acids and oils in your skin, and will discolor from handling. There is a product called Renaissance Wax that will protect the metal and keep it from discoloring. a href=http://www.amazon.com/Picreator-65mL-can-Renaissance-Micro-Crystalline/dp/B001DSZWEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319284727&sr=8-1 title=www.amazon.com/Picreator-.../ref=sr_1_1www.amazon.com/Picreator-.../ref=sr_1_1/a

    #84915

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by rhiannyn on tribe.net.when i ordered mine, i had never heard of the Kult of Athena shop, so i bought from a href=http://www.firewhip.com/swords.html title=www.firewhip.com/swords.htmlwww.firewhip.com/swords.html/a as he was recommended by another dancer. also very professional, answered all my questions, sent along a video just in case i ever wanted to turn my sword into a fire sword ... maybe, one day 🙂

    #84916

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Vicky on tribe.net.I ordered a Balady sword! Begin the stalking of the mail truck! 🙂 wantwantwantwantwant!

    #84917

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Carrie on tribe.net.this is my all time favorite swordbr/a href=http://www.zarifas.com/Belly_Dance_Egyptian_Sword title=www.zarifas.com/Belly_Danc...ptian_Swordwww.zarifas.com/Belly_Danc...ptian_Sword/a

    #84918

    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Lizet M on tribe.net.That is the exact sword I just purchased and I love it. My first time playing with it I took it to a drum circle and was amazed at how easy it was to use. A little heavy but I love it

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