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 Post subject: Class 1 Minimum Striking Surface
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Does this mean at least 12" of striking or overall padding? Can I make a club this small with only 4" of striking surface? How would you interpret this rule?

1.4.1.5. The minimum overall length of a Class 1 is 12 inches (30 cm) plus the length of the handle and pommel.

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 Post subject: Re: Class 1 Minimum Striking Surface
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:30 pm 
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I had always interpreted it conservatively (because old school peeps used to fail any class I that I had with under 12" for striking). I assumed I needed at least 12" for Class 1 of striking surface, plus handle and pommel. I even have an old butter knife "Class I" from 2002 that fails for this reason, but I saved it in case the rules mean another thing.

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I have always interpreted it as striking surface + incidental padding must be at least 12". Obviously there are limits here. If you have a 0.5" striking surface, it will probably fail.

That said, a 16" axe with a 2" pommel, 4" handle, 6" incidental padding + 4" head? I might pass that.

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I interpret it the way Derian does. 12" of padded surface, and then pommel and handle.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:39 pm 
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I would interpret it the same way as Derian, but its... vague.

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My interpretation is with in line with Derian's.

However, when I started fighting, I was always taught/told that there had to be at least 10 inches of strike surface.

That might have just been a local thing (or a hold-over from long ago) though.

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If it were 12in of striking surface things like quad hammers would never have passed unless people were thinking 12 inches spread over the 4 striking surfaces...

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