New on blog link page

Posted: April 2nd, 2009 under Blog-page Update.

You might want to check out the links page here from time to time.   I’m (slowly and carefully) adding links to vendors of weapons and other items you might find in this story universe.   So far only two, but this will grow.   This is not so you can have your very own crossbow or sword, but mostly for those who have no clear idea in mind what something mentioned looks like…I’ll be referencing these sites as a place to go.

The links page is also the easy way to get to the Paksworld website and to the publisher sites…or to my home page or LJ.


  • Comment by Bob Garrow — April 25, 2010 @ 9:09 pm


    I don’t know, Elizabeth, I’ve always preferred the USMC Staff NCO sword. As I was one of those before I got commissioned, I have both NCO and Officer swords, as well as a bunch of others (I love edged weapons), and I’ve found it balances and handles better than any of the others (for me, at least).
    Bob Garrow (Major, USMC, Ret.)

  • Comment by elizabeth — April 25, 2010 @ 9:44 pm


    Edged weapons are a joy (she says, glancing across the hall from the study at the little conclave. You are fortunate in being able to compare those blades…I certainly won’t argue with the man who’s experienced both.

    I wonder sometimes if the older firearms, back when they were all made individually, gave their owners as much aesthetic pleasure as a good sword gives its owner…even when not in use. I’m a sucker for swept-hilt rapiers…the sheer beauty of the lines, and then that responsiveness when picked up. Deadly but elegant. Of course it’s not all about aesthetics, but looking at some modern pistols and rifles I think “Does it have to be ugly?”

  • Comment by Curtis Deem — August 16, 2010 @ 8:51 am


    I would have to agree with you, Elizabeth, that swept-hilt rapiers are gorgeous. I own a few myself. I have fenced in the historical style of several different masters (Agrippa being one of my favorites) off-and-on for about 14 years.

    My other favorite sword would have to be the Germanic longsword (technically a two-handed sword) of the Johannes Liechtenauer tradition. Of which I own several wooden wasters from Purpleheart Armoury as well as a Del Tin blade.

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